West Coast Knitting Retreat - November 2020
DateNovember 26, 2020
This year's West Coast Knitting Retreat includes a selection of goodies from the region delivered to your home, combined with online learning. There will be an online workshop with UkeeKnits called "Choosing colour for Fibre Projects", plus an instructional video to learn the fibre art of macramé with Sea Woven!
This retreat is intended for knitters with an intermediate or advanced skill level.
Before the Retreat
A package of goods will be delivered to your home. You will receive:
- Tofino Knit Co yarn kit (to complete the Cranberry Holiday stranded hat project)
- Macrame kit (rope and hoop)
- Tofino Soap Co Balm
- Foggy Bean Coffee
- .....and more!
You will also receive a digital package including:
- Cranberry Holiday (stranded colourwork hat) pattern
- A macramé instructional booklet
- Access to the macramé instructional video
Once your package arrives by mail, it’s time to get started:
Cranberry Holiday ~ a stranded colorwork hat pattern
Pour yourself a warm drink, grab your Cranberry Holiday pattern, and gather the required tools (US 4 (3.5mm) 16”/ 40cm circular; US 6 (4mm) 16”/ 40cm circular needle and double pointed needles, or needle size to obtain gauge; cable needle; stitch marker; tapestry needle). Work through the pattern! The November 26th workshop will focus on how to select colours and will also include an opportunity to ask questions and share your project with the group if you wish.
Macramé Plant Hanger
Also you can dig-in and begin to create your macramé plant hanger! First, find a place you can hang your project from, such as a ceiling hook, rolling rack, curtain road, or closet rod. Grab a pair of scissors, the hoop and rope mailed to you, pop open the instructional booklet (pdf) and the pre-recorded macramé video and you’re ready to go! Work through the instructional video, replaying and referencing your instructional booklet as needed, to create a beautiful macramé plant holder!
Choosing Colour For Fibre Projects Workshop
On Thursday, November 26th 2:00 – 4:45pm
Settle in somewhere cozy at home or with a small group of friends and join us online for some knitting fun! The Zoom link will be provided to registrants closer to the workshop date.
Want all of your colourwork knitting adventures to be successful ones? Join colourwork knitting expert Faye Kennington for a 2-hour discussion about her favourite topic – choosing colours for knitting! Discover hue and value, and how to bring them together to make your yarn projects come alive. Learn rules of thumb that will help you to choose the right yarn colours from the start as well as quick ways to test your colour choices. You will receive a copy of a stranded colourwork hat pattern for practicing your skills.
Mulled Wine yarn kit is pictured above.
Walk in the woods yarn kit:
West Coast Sunset yarn kit:
Watch our story of last year's Knitting Retreat here.
Registration is limited to participants from Canada and the US. We will not be arranging shipping outside of Canada or the US, nor are we responsible for any additional fees required to receive packages in the US (duties, taxes, etc.). We have consulted with Canada Post and will be leaving lots of time for shipping packages, however, due to these uncertain times, we can make no guarantee that your package of goods will arrive before November 26th. Either way, you will still be able to participate in the online workshops, and complete all of the projects.
How to register:
Ticket sales will begin Sunday, September 20th at 10am! Link to registration page will be posted here.
Advanced ticket sales for previous retreat participants will begin Friday, September 18th at 5pm.
Registration is limited to participants from Canada and the US. We have consulted with Canada Post and will be leaving lots of time for shipping packages, however, due to these uncertain times, we can make no guarantee that your package of goods will arrive before November 26th. You will still be able to participate in the online workshops, and complete all of the projects.