Join us for an extended weekend in March or August to knit, laugh, and join in camaraderie of the very best kind. Due to overwhelming response, a third session has been added in March. The dates for the 2017 retreats are:
March Retreat: March 9-12, 2017, The Norwegian Fana Cardigan
August Retreat Session 1: August 17-20, 2017, Designing Ganseys: Join the wait list!
August Retreat Session 2: August 24-27, 2017, Designing Latvian Mittens – a few spaces left!
The Vermont Retreats
With Beth Brown-Reinsel and Marilyn King
I love teaching knitters in this beautiful setting. The small class enrollment makes these weekends a true retreat. We laugh a lot, knit a lot, and eat very well. It all adds up to a memorable time for new and returning participants. ~ Beth
Who: YOU are invited to join us for a rich knitting experience!
What: A three day retreat in southern Vermont on an historic apple farm.
When: Three sessions: March 9-12, 2017, August 17-20, 2017 and August 24-27, 2017
Why: Get away from it all, learn traditional knitting techniques based on Beth’s research from her travels in Scandinavia and beyond, be with other like-minded knitters who are welcoming of old and new friends!
Where: Classes are held in Dummerston, VT, (near Brattleboro, VT) in the Dutton Farmhouse, a reasonable drive from Boston, Albany, Hartford and NYC.
How much: $525 includes all instruction and comprehensive handouts, Thursday welcome reception, breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (Dinners on those days are on your own. Often the group will go out or bring dinner in.)
Thursday evening: People arrive around 5pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30, dinner at 6:15.
Each Day: Breakfast: 8:30, AM class: 9:30 to 12:00, lunch until 1:00, PM class 1:00 to 3:30.
Amtrak and Greyhound both serve Brattleboro with one schedule north and one south per day. Car rental is available in Brattleboro. Greyhound stops in Brattleboro, VT, just minutes from the class site. The closest airports are Hartford, CT (BDL), Manchester, NH (MHT) Albany, NY (ALB) and Boston, MA (BOS). If you drive, enter “Dutton Farmhouse 255 Dutton Farm Road Dummerston, VT 05301″ into Google Maps for directions. Contact the Brattleboro Taxi Service to get to the farmhouse from the train station.
Classes are held in the Dutton Farmhouse, which has four bedrooms with shared baths. Contact Marilyn for more information on staying there.
In the summer, we often eat outside and enjoy the view of Mount Monadnock many miles away in New Hampshire!
The following hotels are within 5 minutes and 5 miles of the workshop.
The Hampton Inn 802.254.5700 www.hamptoninn.hilton.com/Brattleboro
Holiday Inn Express 802.257.2400 www.brattleboroexpress.com
The Latchis 802.254.6300 www.latchis.com
Motel 6 802.254.6007 www.motel6.com/BrattleboroVT
(Locally owned and located in downtown Brattleboro, about 10 minutes away)
And recommended by one of our attendees:
• Chesterfield Inn, Chesterfield, NH 603-256-3222 www.chesterfieldinn.com
A $100 deposit will secure your spot in the workshop, with the balance due approximately 90 days prior to the class. Checks should be made payable to Beth Brown-Reinsel and mailed to:
Black Water Abbey yarns
PO Box 470688
Aurora, CO 80047-0688
If you have any questions, or for more information, contact Marilyn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth and Marilyn hope to see you at the retreat!