Not Your Grandmother's Counterpane - Weekend Workshop - July 2013
MOONTIDE 2013 Weeklong Retreat on Cape Cod June 1st - 8th 2013
MORE Workshops will be scheduled Monthly in 2013 - E-mail your topic suggestions! MOONRISELaceKnitting@rcn.com
Not Your Grandmother's Counterpane Lace Knitting Workshop
Weekend Lace Knitting Workshop at MOONRISE
This workshop will start with the concepts presented in Mary Walker Phillips book "Knitting Counterpanes". We will explore the technique and take it further, exploring how counterpanes can help us reach our design vision. Our project will be a lace knitted box, using one of the squares from the book. You do not need to own the book to take the class.
A weekend of fun & learning - - good knitting, good food and good friends! This workshop will be held over the weekend at my home and business in Orefield, PA - conveniently located 40 minutes north of Philadelphia (cats in residence). The class room is comfortable and beautifully furnished, the setting is peaceful, rural Pennsylvania.
The cost is $100. Materials for class work will be provided. Also included: morning and afternoon snacks and wonderful gourmet lunches done by Ebby.
To register for the workshop send an E-mail followed by a $25 non-refundable deposit. MOONRISELaceKnitting@rcn.com
June 1st - 8th 2013 at Surfside in Wellfleet, Cape Cod
SORRY - THIS RETREAT IS SOLD OUT! E-mail to be placed on the waiting list, sometimes students must cancel and a spot will open up.
Join us for a fabulous week spent with fellow knitters in beautiful, serene Wellfleet, Cape Cod. Focus on your knitting and enjoy a lovely beach vacation at the same time. Classroom time is mixed with free time for vacation activities and show/share/knit in the evenings. We stay right by the ocean, in a group of cottages which back up to the National Seashore, the same ones we've been enjoying for years.
Our topic for 2013 will be Medallion Knitting. We will cover 7 ways to cast-on, 7 beginnings, 7 kinds of charts and 7 mesh backgrounds. We will make a cotton doily in class using the same construction as the project, a shawl done in each students' choice of wool/silk. The pattern for the retreat project shawl will be exclusively available only to the retreat attendees and is a strictly kept secret until the first day of the retreat! You'll advance both your technical skills and your ability to translate your creativity into a knittable piece. There will be approximately 18 hours of instruction at our large, comfortable library classroom and an additional 9 hours provided via three mini-classes (lace topics not directly related to the primary project) at our main cabin.
CABINS We rent cabins in Surfside Cottages www.surfsidevacation.com (not roughing it, these are comfortable small houses). We share housekeeping, food shopping, and cooking with cabin mates. All cabins have one bath, a fully equipped kitchen, heat, clock radios, telephone, and blankets. Most cabins have 2 bedrooms with queen or full beds and one with two twin beds. Most cabins require the ability to navigate stairs, a few have no stairs. You will need to bring: sheets and towels, food (stores are expensive in the village and the nearest supermarket is ˝ hour away), perhaps a small fan, lawn chair or bike if desired. All indoor spaces in Wellfleet are non-smoking by law.
THE TOWN Wellfleet has it all when it comes to water—ocean (Surfside is right on the ocean), kettle ponds and the bay. The National Seashore Park takes up 1/3 of the town and is free from development. Sand roads throughout offer endless nature walks. The paved bike trail winds through on the old railroad bed. The village itself is known as a gallery town. There is a marvelous flea market on Sat & Sun and several antique stores. Provincetown is 20 minutes away for serious arty shopping and other cultural activities including whale watching.
COPYRIGHT I do not copyright my class handouts other than the project book or anything discussed or taught in class—I WANT you to share. But not everyone feels as I do. If you are protective of your ideas and patterns it is not fair to discuss them and then expect fellow knitters to remember not to pass them on.
GETTING THERE Wellfleet is 2.5 hours from Boston airport and about the same from Providence RI. Figure about 1 hour after you cross the canal. Arrival time is Sat in the afternoon. Departure is Sat in the morning.
COST Classes (approximately 30 hours) are $375. The lodging for a single occupancy room is $400. The lodging for a shared bedroom with single beds is $275 each person ($550 for the room) but both roommates must book (with deposits) at the same time. The cabins are shared, usually with 3-4 people per cabin, I will do my best to place you as you instruct on a first-come-first-served basis. If you wish to stay elsewhere there is a $75 classroom fee and you must still make the $300 deposit to reserve. Non knitting companions pay lodging plus $50 and are invited to social activities.
RESERVATIONS To reserve your spot e-mail me (MOONRISELaceKnitting@rcn.com) with the following information and follow with a deposit (snail mail or I can send you a paypal invoice). Please make a copy for your information. A letter will go out confirming your registration and with more detailed information. Registration requires a $300 deposit, $100 is due prior to November 1st and the remaining $200 is due prior to November 15th. SORRY - THIS RETREAT IS SOLD OUT! E-mail to be placed on the waiting list, sometimes students must cancel and a spot will open up.
I need to know: Name, Address, E-mail, Phone number, Queen or Twin Room?, Alone or Share?, If sharing, the name of your roommate, and finally, any special considerations or requests.
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Moonrise Lace Knitting4828 Huckleberry Rd., Orefield, PA 18069
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