If this retreat is full, you can add your name to the waiting list HERE.
Five-Day Rug Hooking Retreats
Optional dye day included
Instructors: Amy Oxford and Heidi Whipple
Monday - Friday, October 5-9, 2020
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-3pm
Optional evening hours: Monday-Thursday 7pm-9pm
Immerse yourself in the joyous world of punch needle rug hooking! Let our yarn room welcome you with hundreds of inspiring colors and our finished rugs and patterns inspire you with new ideas. Have fun creating the project of your choice in a supportive, friendly environment with kindred spirits and lots of individual attention and instruction geared towards what interests you most. Amy can help you with all aspects of the craft including color planning, designing, refining your punching techniques, moving a rug on a frame, finishing, and experimenting with new exciting possibilities of the craft. Heidi will help beginners to learn the basics on the first day and then all students will join together with Amy for ongoing teaching.
Wondering what to make in your retreat? Click here for some project ideas. You can start something new or bring a work in progress. Amy will consult with you ahead of time to discuss what you’d like to work on so you can make the most of your time at the school.
This retreat includes an optional day with Heidi to learn to dye variegated Violet Jane rug yarns. You can start by learning to dye one skein and stop there or continue dyeing to your heart’s content. Our professional masseuse will visit mid-week for anyone who is interested. Cost: $15 per 1/4 hour. Sign up when you arrive for 15-60 minutes.
Materials Fee for The Retreat: Will vary depending on project chosen.
Materials Fee for Dye Day: $7 for each 4-ounce skein you dye ($6.50 for the natural yarn and 50¢ for the dye materials).
A supply list will be provided upon registration.
Disclaimer: We've done our best to schedule our Autumn Retreat at the height of our fall foliage however Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate and we can't promise that the colors will be at peak while you're here.
Ann Herrick from Bennington, Vermont working on her McAdoo Fruit rug.