Strung Along Retreats take place several times a year (almost always April, June and November) and provide a unique opportunity for knitters (and usually spinners) to indulge their interests and have an opportunity to fill their creative wells to the brim. We have wonderful themes and great teachers. We hold them at The Resort at Port Ludlow, and all the rooms have soaker/jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces, and all the food is about as far from regular hotel fare as you can get.
We work with the Resort’s executive chef on menus you’ll love, add optional wine flights and make sure it’s a knitterly event to remember. We’re really proud of these retreats, and we work hard to make sure they’re a relaxing, fun and gorgeous treat for knitters and spinners.
For 2017, our retreats are:
March 31st – April 3: Around the World in Three days. This retreat has both knitting and spinning. (You don’t have to be a great spinner, as a matter of fact it’s great for new ones. You should be able to spin a continuous thread – doesn’t have to be an even one.) Judith, Debbi and Stephanie will take you through three days of techniques from all over the world. After this weekend, you’ll knit and spin with an international flair.
June 9th – 12th: Knit, Play, Cook. This retreat has knitting and cooking, and is our only retreat this year that doesn’t have spinning. Judith, Stephanie and Chef Dan Ratigan will be your teachers, and you’ll spend a day with each of us. Stephanie will work with you on knitting, Judith will be at her dyepots, and Dan will be in the kitchen, knives at the ready.
November 10-13th “Big B, Little B, What Begins with B?” Borders, buttonbands, bison boucle, and Brioche… for starters! This retreat’s all about techniques and fibres that begin with B, and your teachers are Judith (for Spinning) and Debbi and Stephanie for knitting.
Every time we do a retreat, It begins the evening of the Friday, and then has three full days of classes Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and then off you go. There’s always a gathering Monday evening, so most knitters go home Tuesday morning, or whenever it suits them.
The cost of the retreats are $885 and includes three days of really beautiful meals, three full days of classes, fun surprises, and all your materials. (It doesn’t include accommodations, but the Resort provides our retreaters with a special rate and there’s some shareable rooms, if you’re coming with a friend. We can’t help you sort out who gets first dibs on the tub.)
To sign up for the retreat, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and Debbi or I will write you back, and confirm all the details. If you’ve got any questions we didn’t answer here, we’d love to hear from you too. If you’d like to talk to some people who’ve been there, we’ve got a very nice Ravelry Group.
On the Saturday of the retreat we always host a fantastic Community Marketplace – and it’s awesome, and it’s open to everyone. If you’re nearby, you’d probably love it, and if you’re a retreater, you’re more than welcome to a free table to show off whatever it is you make.
If you’re a business, and you’d like to contribute something wonderful for our retreaters, we’d love to hear from you too. We’ll do our best to showcase it.