In the spring of 2018, I’ll be doing something a little differently. I’m holding two retreats back to back at my usual spot, the Lakedale Resort, but this time the topics of the retreats are different! Because I know that some of you may want to attend both, I’ve created this page to explain how the retreats will work this time around. Please read this full page, and at the bottom you’ll find a link to the signup form if you’d like to join me for one or both retreats!

 

Spin to Weave Retreat: February 19-22, 2018

When: Arrive February 18, retreat Feb. 19-22, depart Feb. 23
Where: Lakedale Resort, Friday Harbor, Washington
What: A retreat for spinners who want to learn more about weaving with handspun yarn (looms provided, although with advance coordination you may bring your own)–This is suitable for people who can spin but have not woven, who have woven but only have basic spinning skills, or have done both but want to play with it more. The focus will be on weft-faced weaves using longwool fibers.

Costs:

  • $125 deposit/materials fee, due as soon as possible in order to hold your spot
  • $425 retreat fee, due about 1 month out from the event
  • Food: $220, payable to our caterer about 1 month out from the event
  • Lodging: At Lakedale Resort, about $385 – $775 for the 2017 rates, depending on the options you choose (prices subject to change for 2018).

A note about looms:
We’ll be using rigid-heddle looms with 7.5- or 8-dent heddles. You may bring your own loom if you would like, and it can be rigid heddle or a standard type of loom. For planning purposes, we’d like to know if you definitely or maybe will be bringing your own loom (there is a place to indicate this on the registration form). For this retreat, we will be using commercial yarns for warp and I will be providing them. If you would like to warp your loom in advance, I will be able to let you know by several months in advance which yarn we will be using as well as the threading details, and you will be able to order your own supply in order to do that (you may want to put on a longer warp than we’ll be using on site, or simply to be ready to weave slightly faster). You will receive your share of the supplied warp yarn for later use, if you would like.

 

Explore 4: February 26 – March 1, 2018

When: Arrive February 25, Retreat February 26 – March 1, depart March 2
Where: The Lakedale Resort, Friday Harbor, WA
What: This retreat will follow my standard Explore 4 format: 4 fibers, 4 days

Costs:

  • $125 deposit/materials fee, due as soon as possible in order to hold your spot
  • $425 retreat fee, due about 1 month out from the event
  • Food: $220, payable to our caterer about 1 month out from the event
  • Lodging: At Lakedale Resort, about $385 – $775 for the 2017 rates, depending on the options you choose (prices subject to change for 2018).

 

Would you like to attend both retreats?

I’d love to see you for the full two-week experience! The folks at Lakedale are able to accommodate you for the weekend between the retreats, but they ask that you contact them sooner than later to reserve your spot. You’ll receive all of the information you need in order to do this once you register for the retreat.

 

Click here to register for either or both of the Spring 2018 retreats!