From 12:00 pm Thursday until 12:30pm Sunday
At Brigid's Loft
We've had 2 spots open up in our Getaway Retreat.
Registration has been re-opened!
We're thrilled to announce our sixth annual
Bazaar Girls Getaway Retreat!
Thursday, April 20 - Sunday, April 23, 2023
A little bit about Cecelia…
Cecelia Campochiaro appeared on the knitting scene in 2015 with her beautiful debut book, Sequence Knitting. Knitting was a casual pastime until she had an ah-ha moment in 2010 and realized that interesting textured fabrics could be created by simple repetition of a sequence of stitches. This idea evolved and led her to write Sequence Knitting, which is a reference book about this mindful approach to knitting.
Sequence Knitting is about texture, and her second book, Making Marls is about color. Making marls, the act of working multiple stitches together as one is an old technique but has rarely been written about as an important technique in handknitting.
Cecelia lives in Silicone Valley, where for many years she developed specialized microscopes used in computer chip manufacturing. Textiles, photography, and the arts have been a lifelong passion of hers. Today, she has fully dedicated to the fiber world and “inventing” new ways to make amazing knit fabrics. Her classes and techniques are very creative and fun to learn!
A little bit about Gayle…
In a previous life, Gayle was a management consultant working in economic development. She traveled all over the world to all seven continents.
Gayle now devotes herself to fiber arts and happily spends her days with yarn and needles. She has lived in Japan, studied the language for many years, and has knit from Japanese patterns for most of her knitting career. Her favorite patterns come from Japanese designers and she occasionally publishes her own designs.
Gayle has most recently translated seven Japanese knitting books into English and has edited a few more. She teaches Western knitters how to understand Japanese patterns and stitches which is surprisingly straightforward once you’ve grasped the basics. We are thrilled she is coming to share her knowledge of Japanese knitting with us!
Back by Popular Demand!
Knit Dr. Ann Budd Design Dr. Jeane deCoster
If you've been to one of our retreats, these 2 ladies need no introduction. They are the best! For those of you who haven't....
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 Book Series and many of the Style series, as well as several books on sock knitting, including Getting Started Knitting Socks, Sock Knitting Master Class, and New Directions in Sock Knitting. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches workshops around North America and abroad. Learn more at annbuddknits.com.
In addition to the 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 of 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.
A little bit about Jeane…
From a young age, I’ve been fascinated with yarn and all the things you can do with it. I think the earliest project I remember is starting a needlepoint butterfly and “accidentally” leaving it at my auntie’s house. It was proof that all things yarn are magical when Santa returned it to me - completely finished. This led to an education in textiles and fashion but I was led astray to pursue both fashion and computers under various corporate umbrellas.
I finally started my own yarn company in 2005 as a way to continue exploring that lost magic. Elemental Affects (a U.S. yarn company) started out specializing in breed-specific yarns sourced from our local farms and processed wholly in the United States. Along the way, I’ve branched out to include a little bling (silk from China) but always designing yarns that deliver quality construction and celebrate the characteristics of various sheep breeds.
Accommodations and Costs
The retreat will begin on Thursday with check-in beginning at 12:00 p.m. (please note that lunch is not included on Thursday). Classes will begin at 9 am on Friday, and the retreat will end following a Continental breakfast Sunday morning.
The cost for the weekend is $975 and includes three 3-hour classes, an appointment with the Knit and design doctors, 3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, an invitation to our cocktail party Friday night, a SWAG bag, and fun, fun, fun!!!
Historic Port Townsend is a beautiful little harbor town with several options for accommodations. The Monarch Hotel (a.k.a. The Water Street Hotel), The Palace, and The Swan Hotel have graciously given us a discount. The Bishop Hotel staff has promised to make your stay extra special in their own way. All are within an easy walk of Brigid Hall. 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 Swan Hotel 360-385-1718
The Palace Hotel 360-385-0773
The Bishop Hotel 360-302-6984
The balance of your tuition is refundable sans a $150 cancellation fee until January 1, 2023. After that, we regret that all cancellations are non-refundable.
A few Memories from last year...