2 – Upcoming dates for Explore 4 retreats

For registration information, see “What next?” We do keep waiting lists.

2024 Autumn Retreat

Explore 4 Fall Fiber Retreat Friday Harbor, Washington

One session: November 4-7, 2024

Topic to be announced!

Want more information on what the retreats are like, where they’re located, and what the accommodations are like? Please see the Explore 4 pages.


November 4–7, 2024

Arrive the 3rd, depart the 8th.

As of 4/2024, there is 1 space left in this session. Register here to snag the last spot or join the waitlist.



2025 Spring Four-by-Four Retreat: Four days, four compare/contrast breeds

Explore 4 Spring Fiber Retreat Friday Harbor, Washington

One session: March 17–20, 2025

This was the original Explore 4 format and is how the gathering proceeds for
most spring sessions. Over four days, we explore four breeds, selected for their
variety, history, and/or rarity, with several fleeces from each so that we can
experience both the consistency and the variety within the breed. We’ll look at
the history, fiber characteristics, and uses of each.

It often takes a year (or three) to gather enough appropriate fleeces and conduct
the necessary extensive research to feature a breed in a spring retreat. As a
result, details can change up to the last minute (I once had to change breeds
while en route to the event because the fleeces being delivered under the wire
weren’t of good enough quality—!), but feel free to get in touch to learn what’s
looking likely.

Want more information on what the retreats are like, where they’re located, and what the accommodations are like? Please see the Explore 4 pages.


March 17 – 20, 2025

Arrive the 16th, depart the 21st.

As of 4/2024, there spaces in this session. Register here.

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