make. wear. love. (a sweater retreat for hand knitters)

I am so. excited. to finally share this news with you.

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This September, on the lovely Maine coast, I’m hosting a weekend retreat focused entirely on learning everything you need to create sweaters that are absolutely perfect for you. Sweaters you love to wear. Sweaters that make you feel like the exceptional person you really are.

Now, I definitely have some things to say about sweater nirvana–but I’m far from an expert on everything, and every time I’ve gotten a question about fabric choice and color over the last couple of years, little seeds were planted in my brain. Those seeds have bloomed, and I’m excited to invite you to join me for an intimate, body-positive weekend filled with expert instruction, beautiful surroundings, and good company.

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I’ve worked closely with experts Clara Parkes and Mary Jane Mucklestone to create an experience filled with all of the tools you’ll need to spark a lifetime of favorite sweaters. We’ll dive deep on style, fit, fabric, color, finishing, and more. You’ll leave with the passion and ability to make truly custom, totally perfect hand-knits for your body, and your lifestyle.

(For the impatient and/or gung-ho: If that’s all you need to know, to sign up you’ll need to email me, get a registration form, fill it out, and pay a non-refundable deposit of US$250. The deposit holds your spot, and the retreat will be first-come, first-accepted for each available type of student (2-day, 3-day); please be sure to indicate which you’d like.)

The Details

Want to know more details? Fantastic, here are some things you’ll need to know.

Where will it be? make. wear. love. will take place at the Sebasco Harbor Resort, on the lovely Maine Coast, during the weekend of September 20-22, 2013. Sebasco provides stunning vistas, tons of great places to curl up with a few friends and knit, and lots of lodging options, all in a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. They’re excited to have us, and we’re very excited to be there.

How long does it last? How many people? There are 2- and 3-day options. There is a hard limit of 27 students on Friday, and 54 total for Saturday and Sunday, ensuring the Saturday/Sunday classes are limited to 18 students. The retreat will feel warm, friendly, and cozy.

  • For attendees who have not already taken my Knit to Flatter class (or who want a refresher), the retreat will begin Thursday night, September 19, and kick off with a drinks-and-finger foods reception upon arrival. Friday, we’ll spend a glorious 6 hours diving into the basics: your body’s shape, how clothing can change its appearance, and how to get sweaters that perfectly fit and flatter you.
  • All attendees get together on Friday night for the main welcome reception. I’ll unveil 3 designs exclusive to workshop participants, and we’ll get to know one another over a glass of wine, some great nosh, and knitting.
  • All attendees take the 3 classes that form the backbone of this weekend: The Sweater Knitter’s Guides to Color, Fabric, and Mindful Modifications (taught by Mary Jane, Clara, and myself, respectively). Each class will go in-depth into these topics, answering all of your questions and empowering you to pick up your needles and knit that favorite sweater.
  • This special weekend will have a lot more in store, too: We’ll have great group meals, “favorite sweater” office hours, a demonstration / Q&A session on finishing techniques, a carefully-curated set of vendors, tons of lovely sweaters to try on, and plenty of time to sit and knit in one of the most beautiful places there is.

What is the price? The 2-day event is $725; the 3-day event is $845.

What’s included? The price includes all classes, events, the new designs, meals, a glass of wine each night, and a goodie bag ready to get you started. Since there are so many wonderful options within this resort for all price point / space needs, you are responsible for your own lodging. We’re very familiar with the property and have arranged for special group rates, so we’re happy to work with you to help you understand your choices!

Excited and interested? Want to know more about the classes, evening activities, or logistics? Please, email me at [email protected], and I’ll be happy to send you our brochure with complete event details, schedule and registration information.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-accepted basis. My newsletter subscribers actually got advance notice for this event, so some spots are already taken. If you’re interested, let me know soon!

I am so looking forward to seeing you in September. Can you imagine a better knitting view than this?

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3 thoughts on “make. wear. love. (a sweater retreat for hand knitters)

  1. So looking forward to this. What could be better than Maine AND sweater knitting?

  2. I’ve never wanted to attend an event more, or been more disappointed that I can’t even think about it this fall! My autumn schedule has been booked for a while. My only hope is that it will be such a resounding success that you’ll do it again next year.

  3. I hope this workshop is such a success that you will consider doing it again for us West Coast folks. 🙂

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