Held at the glorious Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, Washington from Thursday, September 28 through Sunday, October 1, we will enjoy three days and three nights of learning, laughter, and relaxation in one of the most naturally beautiful settings in our region. We'll begin on Thursday night with a welcoming reception; Friday brings an Embroidered Wool Blanket Workshop with Tif Fussell (please note that participants must have basic embroidery skills prior to taking this workshop); Saturday is a Mini-Shawl Workshop with Veronika Jobe where you will learn new techniques that can then be applied to the full-size version (participants must have basic knitting skills and experience with increases and decreases). There will be plenty of time in between the classes to explore the area's natural beauty, soak in the outdoor heated rock pool, schedule a relaxing massage at the spa or just stitch or knit with the group in between our classes, meals and stitch circles. All participants will receive a gift bag filled with special surprises carefully curated just for you!
Sleeping Lady offers delicious, mostly organic and locally-sourced meals that accommodate most diets (vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options are always available).
There are only a few single occupancy accommodations available. Most of the rooms are shared (triple occupancy). If you are hoping to share your room with a specific someone, you'll have a chance to let us know that during registration, and we'll do our best to honor your request.
All lodging, meals, and workshop supplies will be included (with the exception of knitting needles and basic notions). Transportation to and from the event is the responsibility of the retreat attendees. More details about the workshops will be available upon registration.
Single Occupancy Fee is $1650
Shared Occupany Fee is $1425
Check In: Thursday, September 28, 3:30pm
Check Out: Sunday, October 1, 11am
(Please note: the shared lodging will require that one of the guests climb a sturdy and stable ladder to a roomy loft space with a full-sized bed. The other main floor beds are a queen-sized bed and a twin-sized bed.)
Please let us know if you have questions by emailing us at: email@example.com.
If you would like to learn more about Sleeping Lady, you can visit their website here.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds after May 31st, 2017. There are no exceptions. All requests for refunds must be received in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org before May 31st, 2017. Tolt Yarn and Wool reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop as a result of unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation by Tolt Yarn and Wool, your fees will be refunded in full.
Tif Fussell spent many moons and numerous years bringing up her clan in a mossy shed surrounded by critters and pine trees just outside of Seattle. On any given day she could be found blogging, crafting or writing books under the name of dottie angel.
These days Tif is a little wiser and a little older. With children scattered around the globe she rekindled her love for embroidery, using rustic and hand dyed yarns to create ‘woolly tattoos’. When Tif isn’t plotting her next slow stitch, she can be found with her nose in a spiritual book, finding her chi through Qigong or collaborating with her clan under the name curious.and.coe
So in a nutshell, Tif is a woolly tattoo artist, a crafty dabbler of sorts, a critter liker, a would-be, could-be Buddhist and definitely a little vintage most days.
Veronika Jobe can be found knitting, running her own line of yarns with her Little Brother, Daniel, or just plain spending time with her family and pets. She is the face behind the brand YOTH Yarns and spends a lot of her time designing simple, easy to wear, yet thoughtfully detailed pieces that knitters of like minds enjoy wearing and knitting. She is a recent PNW transplant to Texas where you can now find her sunbathing a portion of her time!
Drawn to the Light
Our theme was inspired by conversations with Tif Fussell about the importance of slowing down our minds and bodies and allowing our creativity to flourish, In Tif's words, "If we allow it, each stitch deliberately placed side by side to create an outward extension of our inner creative soul, can truly become not only healing but also sacred in a world so often filled with external noise, fears and sadness. I often have to remind myself of this on days when I get distracted by external noise and the constant chatter that comes from within, and when I do, something magical seems to appear from the depths of deep below, a space opens up, and a lightness can be felt. Moths symbolize determination, attraction, psychic abilities and faith… and most magical of all, they are drawn to the light.”