Getaway Retreat 2020


05Mar2020
08Mar2020
431 water St./126 Quincy St.

At Northwest Maritime Center/Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop

431 water St./126 Quincy St.

$875.00


We are opening our retreat to day passes and drop in classes! 

Day passes ~ $350 includes:
2 classes, lunch and a modified swag bag. You're welcome to stay for dinner at an additional cost.

Drop in Class: $200 per class:
Pick one of the morning or afternoon classes. Arrive early or stay after class and join us at lunch for an extra $15. if you want lunch, please let us know when you register.

To register for a day pass or a single class, call the shop at (360) 379-9273

We regretfully announce that Susan B. Anderson is not able to join us for this years retreat. We wish her all the best and hope that she will be able to join us in the future.

Mary Scott Huff will be taking her place.

A little about Mary…..

Mary Scott Huff is the author of six knitting books:

The New Stranded Colorwork, Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting, Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit, The Creative Kids Photo Guide to Knitting, and The Mitten Handbook.

An Information Technology refugee, Mary now leads a yarn-centered life. The many friends she’s found along the way have helped her become an internationally-recognized designer, teacher and author. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Mary shares a wee little house there with her family, some Scottish Terriers, and more yarn than is strictly necessary. You can join Mary on her adventures playing with string at www.maryscotthuff.com. 

Classes she will be offering

Eeek! Steeks!

Stranded colorwork knitting is lots of fun: Working in the round, easy shaping, minimal seaming; but how do you get from knitted tubes to people-shaped garments? Easy: Make Steeks!

Steeks are areas of knitting designed to be cut (gasp!) with shears and then finished with knitting. Steeks allow knitters to work in three dimensions, creating garments that fit! Scared to slice into your work? Not after this class with Mary Scott Huff. Students will make homework swatches (either back and forth, or in the round) suitable for steeking. In the half-day version of class, Mary will guide you through three techniques for marking, securing, and cutting open your steek. You will also learn various ways to finish the cut steek edges. With step-by-step instructions, photos and real finished garments, you’ll understand the many ways steeks can become your new knitting friends!
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Students should be comfortable knitting with two strands and working in the round.

Eeek! Steeks!

Stranded colorwork knitting is lots of fun: Working in the round, easy shaping, minimal seaming; but how do you get from knitted tubes to people-shaped garments? Easy: Make Steeks!

Steeks are areas of knitting designed to be cut (gasp!) with shears and then finished with knitting. Steeks allow knitters to work in three dimensions, creating garments that fit! Scared to slice into your work? Not after this class with Mary Scott Huff. Students will make homework swatches (either back and forth, or in the round) suitable for steeking. In the half-day version of class, Mary will guide you through three techniques for marking, securing, and cutting open your steek. You will also learn various ways to finish the cut steek edges. With step-by-step instructions, photos and real finished garments, you’ll understand the many ways steeks can become your new knitting friends!
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Students should be comfortable knitting with two strands and working in the round.

Eeek! Steeks! Class Homework:
Please knit 3 swatches for class. Each should measure roughly 4″(10cm) square, and use two colors of yarn. If you prefer, you can work one big swatch in the round, to be cut in 3 places during class. Please use 100%, non-superwash wool for your swatches. Any weight yarn will do, but DK or worsted will make it easier to see your stitches as you work. Alternate your two colors with every stitch, stranding loosely across the back of the work. On the WS, float one color on top and one color on bottom consistently. The cast-on and bind-off rows of each swatch can be worked in one color. We will be securing the strands in each swatch using one of three different techniques, then cutting them apart. Eeek!

This chart is an example of what a swatch might look like in worsted-weight yarn (4 sts/in). Block your swatches using your preferred method. Don’t forget your class supplies:
3 class swatches
Tapestry needle
Crochet hook (size B or similar)
3 yards 100% wool fingering weight yarn (non blended, non-superwash)
Handsewing needle & thread
Sharp Dressmaker shears

Elegant Entrelac

Explore the entrelac technique as you create a beautiful trinket bag.
Worked in two colorways of long-repeat self-striping yarn, this project is the perfect introduction to entrelac knitting. Watch the yarn change colors as you knit, and soon you’ll hear yourself say “Just one more block!”.
Experience Level: Intermediate
Materials: Worsted-weight long repeat self-striping yarn, 1 ball each of 2 colorways. Needles:
1 size 6 (4 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular needle
1 set size 6 (4 mm) DPN
Gauge:
18 sts and 28 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in st st
Notions:
2 yds (2m) 3/8″ (9mm) satin ribbon (Shown : Offray # 2447)
Optional: misc. beads & sequins, hand sewing needle & thread
Homework: Work top edge of bag to point designated in pattern, before class meets.

Down the Slipper-y Slope


Knit a pair of delightful Twinkle Toes slippers! Students receive the free pattern in class. As you work, enjoy the story of how Mary became a slipper-knitter, including a slideshow presentation and trunk show. We’ll explore the various slipper architectures she discovered and/or invented
while creating designs for her newly-released Fun & Fantastical Slippers to Knit book.
Embellishment, felting, and various sole treatments will also be discussed.
Class Materials:
2 100g skeins medium-weight 100% wool yarn suitable for felting, stitch markers, size 10 (6 mm) set of dpn or size to obtain gauge, spare dpn in same size or smaller.
To Finish: Tapestry needle, hand sewing needle & thread, 11/2 yd (1.5 m) 11/2″ (38 mm) velvet ribbon, eight 5/8″ (16 mm) buttons, optional leather or suede scrap(s) for soles.
Homework:
Practice Judy’s Magic, or other toe-up sock cast on technique.

 

Class schedule

Friday 9:30 am

_____Turning Oops into Ahs - Ann Budd in Explorer Room

_____Eeeks! Steeks! with Mary Scott Huff in Explorer Room

Friday 1:30 pm

_____Scandinavian Colorwork- Mary Jane Mucklestone in Discover Room

_____Elegant Entrelac with Mary Scott Huff in Explorer Room

Saturday 9:30 am

_____Contemporary Stranded Colorwork- Mary Jane Mucklestone in Discover Room

Saturday 1:30 p.m.

_____Down the Slipper-y Slope- in Explorer room

_____Making it up, a Fair Isle hat- Mary Jane Mucklestone in Discover Room

 

View behind the Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop ~ Port Townsend, WA

The retreat will be held Thursday, March 5 - Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Port Townsend, Wa, at the Northwest Maritime Center.

Spend four days knitting in a beautiful place, surrounded by expert teachers, Indie dyers, and fellow fiber fanatics!

We recommend early registration. Last year's returning participants nearly filled our event and based on a show of hands, we are expecting the same this year!

Ann Budd kicks off this years event with an informal class for all participants, sharing her favorite knitting tricks and lore part 2. In addition to sharing her tips and tricks Ann will be teaching and will be available for one on one consultations throughout the retreat as the "Knit Dr." So be sure to bring any projects and questions that have stalled your knitting.

We've also included free time to just sit and knit with your tribe.

Register early to secure your spot AND save $50!

Photos borrowed from the Northwest Maritime Center website

The Maritime Center is a short walk from our shop.

There will be plenty of opportunity to visit our shop during "off" hours.

 

Each participant will get three 3-hour classes with Mary Scott Huff and Mary Jane Mucklestone, plus a private appointment with the Knit Doctor & or Jeane deCoster the design Doctor. You may choose to do one class each with Susan and Mary Jane and one with Ann as well. 

 

A little bit about Ann…

Ann Budd is a freelance knitting editor, author, teacher, and designer. She has authored more than a dozen books, including the Handy Bookseries and many of the Style series, as well as several book on sock knitting, including Getting Started Knitting Socks, Sock Knitting Master Class, and New Directions in Sock Knitting. Ann is also the host of Knit For Retreats, which are held twice a year at various locations in the U.S. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches workshops around North America and abroad. Learn more at annbuddknits.com.

Ann will teach the following class…

 

Turning Oops Into Ahhs—Fixing Knitting Mistakes

In this class, you’ll learn how to fix common mistakes in your knitting, including ripping out, picking up dropped stitches (even edge stitches!), and reversing the direction of a cable that was turned several rows below. You’ll also practice how to correct a snag that pulls the stitches tight. If time permits, you’ll also learn how to fix a snag that breaks the yarn. 

Experience level: Must know how to knit, purl, and turn a cable. A sense of adventure is helpful.

 

A little bit about Mary Jane…

Mary Jane Mucklestone loves to knit, especially with color. She's the author of 4 knitting books 3 exclusively featuring stranded colorwork. Her stitch dictionaries 200 Fair Isle Motifs and 150 Scandinavian Motifs, were instant classics and have been translated into many languages. Fair Isle Style is a contemporary take on colorwork featuring 20 projects from 18 designers. Her newest book Geo Knits:10 Lessons and projects for knitting stripes, chevrons, triangles, polka dots and more - gets back to her knitting roots, when the craft was new to her and she approached it through the shape of things! She’s currently at work on a super fun colorwork project. Mary Jane travels the world to study traditional knitting techniques and to learn more about the history of the craft. She's a popular teacher specializing in lively, fun and informative classes. She feels lucky to be invited to teach all over the world, and is eager to share knitting knowledge with her students. She aims to give students the courage to try something new! Mary Jane's inventive hand knitting designs are featured in many books and magazines as well as on her website MaryJaneMucklestone.com

 

Mary Jane will teach the following classes…

Scandinavian Colorwork

 

Class Level: Intermediate

Technique requirements: Some experience working stranded colorwork in the round.Description: What makes Scandinavian colorwork different from other world traditions? We will explore color choices and the classic motifs used in Scandinavian stranded knitting. Learn techniques for tacking down extra-long floats found in many motifs. We will learn the Norwegian purl and a way of executing garter stitch in the round. Explore ideas for combining motifs and adding colorwork to liven up your future projects. We will begin our exploration by starting a headband or hat.

 

Making it up- FairIsle Hat

Class Level: Intermediate

Technique requirements: A design class for intermediate knitters. Knitters must know how to knit/purl; cast on/bind off; several methods of increasing/decreasing; working stranded colorwork in the round; chart reading; and have knit several stranded color work accessories.

Description: Begin designing with Fair Isle motifs by starting with a hat! In this design class a basic hat pattern is offered with multiple options for you to pick and choose to make it your very own. Experiment with color! Go wild and even invent your own pattern motifs - MJ will show you how! Lots of individual attention with group participation encouraged.

 

Contemporary Stranded Colorwork

Class Level: Intermediate

Technique Requirements: Some experience working stranded colorwork in the round; chart reading.

Description: Knit bold contemporary looks using the principles of traditional Fair Isle knitting. Mary Jane will share her love of stranded knitting by embracing techniques that make traditional work simple while modernizing the look with graphic geometric shapes and a contemporary take on color. Using Mary Jane’s Flying Geese Cowl as a template, we will create a sampler, experimenting with color and shapes. Mary Jane will help guide your color choices and offer tips on stranded knitting technique.

Knit Doctor

In addition to the three 3-hour classes that you'll choose, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one sessions of 20 minutes each with Ann (a.k.a., the Knit Doctor) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ann will help you with anything that ails your knitting, from taking measurements and choosing yarn to finding your place in a piece gone wrong to fixing mistakes. With more than 40 years’ knitting experience, She's seen (and corrected) almost everything. Make sure to check the box on your class schedule so that an appointment can be made for you.

Accommodations and Costs 
 
The retreat will begin on Thursday with check in beginning at 12:30 p.m. Please note that lunch is not included on Thursday.
Classes will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
The retreat will end following a Continental breakfast Sunday morning. 

The cost for the weekend includes three 3-hour classes, an appointment with the Knit Doctor, 3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, a SWAG bag, and fun, fun, fun!!!
 
Historic Port Townsend is a beautiful little harbor town with several options for accommodations. Please make your own reservations from the list below. All are within an easy walk of the Northwest Maritime Center. The Water Street Hotel, The Bishop and Swan hotel have graciously given us a 10% discount. When you call to register, please mention that you’re with the BG retreat for your discount. 

The Water Street Hotel 360-385-5467
The Bishop 360-385-6122
The Swan Hotel- 360-385-1718
The Palace Hotel 360-385-0773
 
Special Early Bird Pricing!!!
This year we're launching the registration early and offering you a chance to get in early at a discount!

Early Bird Registration of $825 will be available through November 1, 2019. On November 2, the cost will increase to $875.

Two Payment Options
1. Pay in full at time of registration. 
2. Pay a $300 deposit at time of registration, followed by two equal payments of $262.50 on November 1, 2019, and January 1, 2020.

Cancellation
The balance of your deposit is refundable sans a $150 cancellation fee until December 1, 2019. After that, we regret that all cancellations are non-refundable.

 

Please call The Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop at 360-379-9273  if you wish to make payments.

If you have any questions about the retreat you may call us or email Cindy at
bazaargirlsretreat@gmail.com.

 
 
 
We are so excited to be presenting such an amazing lineup for the weekend. 
There are many fun surprises planned for the weekend as well! We can’t wait to meet some new fiber friends.
 

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8 thoughts on “Getaway Retreat 2020

  • numahka Swan Post author

    Sorry, Jo!
    It’s all fixed. I’ve asked Cindy about the pattern. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear back.

  • numahka Swan Post author

    Hi Becky,
    All the classes are on the retreat page. Scroll a bit further down the page. Also, Cindy will be responding all that info. this week. We’re getting excited! See you soon.

  • Becky Reese

    Hi! I am so jazzed about the upcoming retreat !!
    Please can you post the homework/supplies lists for Mary Jane’s classes?
    And Ann’s too, please 🙂

    See you soon
    Becky Reese

  • Jo A Krause

    I, Jo Krause am registered for the retreat but I believe my email is incorrect on your master email list. I did not receive the latest revision to the yarn retreat class sign up email ~ my sister Barb Schultz had to forward it onto me. Please take a look at your master list and here is my correct email:
    jakla3@gmail.com
    Also, I have signed up for the Elegant Entrelac class and can’t find the pattern to do my homework.
    Thanks in advance.
    Jo

  • numahka Swan Post author

    Hi Heather,

    Cindy is working on the class schedule. You will be getting an email from her very soon.
    We are very excited!
    Numahka

  • Pat Murphy

    I care for my 99 year old mom hope to join you if her health is fine. Love the opportunity to meet all three teachers.