Perhaps you were lucky enough to go to sleep away camp as a kid; or attend one of the magical crafting weekends at Squam. If so, you know how much fun it can be to venture into the wilderness to meet new friends, and while away a few days surrounded by nature in a creative escape from your daily routine.
This September, just after the official end of summer, a special gathering will occur in Maine that you may want to sign up for!
Knit Maine will convene several inspiring fiber teachers at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft on Deer Island, Maine. This retreat comprises four days of “knitting and fiber-inspired workshops, presentations by iconic leaders in the knitting and fiber world, and a marketplace filled with Maine and New England based producers and vendors.” What fun!
Attendees will have a chance to work with and learn from: Kate Atherly, Julia Farwell Clay, Katharine Cobey, Nora Gaughan, Patty Lyons, Susan Mills, and Kristen TenDyke. The wide range of workshops is almost impossible to choose among. Attendees will have the chance to take as many as 6 classes over the course of their stay! We wish that we could be a fly on the wall of all of them.
Registration details can be found here. And classes will fill on a first come first served basis, so we hope that you’ll act fast to ensure that you have your first choice among the exciting classes on offer!
We are very proud to be among the sponsors for this event. We’ll be providing class materials for several classes including Julia Farwell Clay’s Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Percentage System and Fair Isle Mittens, Kate Atherly’s two part Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi Shawl class, Katharine Cobey’s Basics and Beyond, and Kristen Tendyke’s Seamless Pockets. Should you choose to sign up for any of these classes, you’ll have chance to play with our yarns, even if you don’t bring some from your stash along with you for leisure knitting.
We hope that your calendar is currently free September 6th – 9th so that you can pencil in a rewarding adventure that could conclude your summer with a long weekend of fiber fun!