DATES AND VENUE:
The Knotty Ladies are moving to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly conference center August 30 - September 1 for the 7th annual Yarn & Fiber Retreat Weekend. The Conference Center there is perfect for sharing time knitting, spinning, weaving, felting, crocheting and other crafty pursuits with like-minded (age 13 and up, please) fiber friends. It has really nice hotel-style rooms with 2 queen beds each, a large dining room, conference and classrooms all in one beautiful handicapped accessible building. The vendors are all local fiber producers, or purveyors of fine tools and toys for the discriminating crafter.
Flat rate includes all three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated; just let me know ahead of time so I can pass it on to the facility. Friday meals are on your own. There are a lot of great restaurants in the nearby town of Black Mountain, along with the fantastic Black Mountain Yarn Shop. Trust me, you'll want to check it out.
$175 per person, double occupancy
$275 per person, single occupancy
$340 per couple, spouse/significant other joining for meals only
$50 1 day commuter/day-tripper (includes meals)
$60 multi-day commuter/day-tripper
Click here to register online. You will need your PayPal account information handy.
You have the option of single or double occupancy for the two nights. I'll keep a list of people who would like to share a room and need a buddy. If you want to come down a day early, or stay a day late, you will be able to do that as well.
Mini-Clinics will be throughout the weekend, are between 30 and 90 minutes and cost $5-$15. The instructors graciously donate their time. We have an exciting line up of mini-clinics this time, including some non-fiber experiences like Papercraft, oil and watercolor painting and Zentangle, in addition to Triangle Loom and Rigid Heddle weaving, Decoding Knitting Charts, Darning Knitted Fabric, Kumihimo and Yoga for Crafters.
The confirmed vendors for 2019 include Only the Finest, Nuttle Fiber Art and Design, The Yarn Asylum and Cabin Crafted. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a vendor. We have a few spaces left.
We play the "Knotty or Knice" game on Saturday afternoon - you know the one - bring a knitting/crochet/fiber-related gift ($20 range) and spend the next 45 minutes trying to take what you want away from your friends!
We have a Free Swap table set up. You are welcome to bring anything related to fiber arts or crafts that you no longer need or want, so that another crafter can adopt it and use it.
Door Prizes from our fabulous vendors are always a big hit.
We look forward to seeing you in August!
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