Welcome to the 1st
Summer Spinning & Knitting in the Berkshires
Weekend Retreat
sponsored by COUNTRYWOOL

 
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SPINNING AND KNITTING IN THE BERKSHIRES


June 16 & 17, 2018

Becket, MA

9 am - 8 pm Saturday
8 am - 5 pm Sunday



Spend time spinning, knitting,
chatting, relaxing, eating

and learning with others
in a supportive atmosphere.



Come for 1 or 2 glorious days to a vacation home nestled in the woods
of Becket, Massachusetts,
near Jacob's Pillow
on George Carter Road.

Spin and knit listening to
the birds and crickets with us

in the beautiful and welcoming
 Berkshire Mountains
of Western Massachusetts.

 
For spinners...we will start by seeing what fibers are intriguing you and what you are spinning, or want to spin.
Then we'll talk fiber, handle fiber
and spin fiber.

 For knitters... we will start
by checking out the projects you brought and see what might be
stalling your progress.
Then we'll problem solve and relax,
 knit and eat the rest of the weekend.


SPINNING DISCUSSION TOPICS
  • spinning basics for drop spindle and spinning wheel
  • fleece characteristics and yarn planning
  • hand washing and hand carding
  • spinning for softness
  • plying




KNITTING DISCUSSION TOPICS
  • Pattern direction interpretation
  • Flawless pattern tracking
  • Knitter's Fudge - tricks to get you past mistakes without ripping out (much)
  • Finishing pointers
  • Using needles well: straight needles, double points, circulars, magic loop, 2 circulars at a time
  • Knitting gadgets that save time and effort


$85 a day
($65 if you bring a one pot
lunch/dinner for 8 to share)

  includes
  • lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages
  • unlimited help from 9 am - 8 pm Saturday                             and 8 am - 5 pm Sunday
  • beginning spinners and knitters are cheerfully welcome!
  • in depth discussions
I'm coming...feed me, please!
Amount
I'm coming AND bringing a one-pot meal for 8 to share
Amount

refund policy details...
  • on or before June 10, 2018: the full amount will be refunded
  • June 11 and after: 3/4 of the amount will be refunded


Coming both days and need a place to stay?
These hotels are 10 minutes away in Lee, Massachusetts
  SUNSET INN 
SUPER 8
THE PILGRIM INN


2018 Countrywool Weekend Retreats 

The Won Dharma Center SOCK Knitting and Stretch Retreat
Claverack, NY     February 8, 9 & 10, 2018

Cape Ann  Entrelac Knitting Retreat

Long Beach, Rockport, MA    April  7 & 8,  2018

Summer Spinning and Knitting in the Berkshires
Becket, MA    June 16 & 17, 2018

 

Rip Van Winkle ELIZABETH ZIMMERMANN DESIGNS Knitting Retreat
Round Top, NY     save the dates...November 16, 17 and 18!
 
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