Wakefield Knitting Retreat 2014 September 26-28

Well this is a little unusual for us, a fall edition of the Wakefield Knitting Retreat! Our usual spot in May was booked so we opted for late September, one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Gatineau Hills. The retreat will once again be held at the Barn, surrounded by fields, woods and gorgeous vistas. If you want to see pictures of the lovely old place, have a look at their web site: the-barn.ca

The BarnWe are starting the registration process so if you would like to join us this year for a weekend in the country, here is some information:

The cost will remain the same as previous years, $300, which will include three workshops, all meals and snacks and two nights accommodation in a dormitory type setting.Dinnerdining room
Here is what we have planned for this year:
Saturday (Julie): Buttonholes, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We will look at different types of button bands, ribbed, garter, seed stitch, knit at the same time as the sweater, picking up stitches etc. and the pros and cons of each. There will be lots of examples and a little bit of homework before you come. If there is time during the workshop, we will also look at buttonholes. If not, there will be handouts and time later in the weekend for those who are interested.
Sunday (Julie): Cabling Without a Cable Needle
Cabling without a cable needle is not magic.  You will learn to become a speedy cable knitter. There may be some pinching involved, but only of your stitches, not body parts.

Saturday (Kathryn): Yarn Dyeing
In this workshop you will learn how to create fabulous painted yarn with professional acid dyes. The colours you can achieve are brilliant and endless! Acid dyes use citric acid, which is a food safe acid. You will learn to paint self-striping multi-coloured yarn, and kettle dye using common kitchen tools, like a crock-pot.DSC_0250 DSC_0202 03a

As well as the workshops, there will be lots of time for knitting, relaxing and informal sharing of knowledge and experience as well as time to enjoy the natural beauty around the Barn.

If you would like to join us this year, please email us (threecrazyknitters@gmail.com) to let us know, then send us a cheque for $100 for a deposit and a post dated cheque for the balance ($200) and we’ll reserve you a spot. The maximum number of participants is 15.   Please make  the cheques out to JULIE NANDORFY and mail them to Maureen Marcotte at 26 Sully Rd. Wakefield Qc J0X 3G0. We really hope to meet old friends and to make new ones!