Come to the Rip Van Winkle
HAND SPINNING IN THE MOUNTAINS
WEEKEND RETREAT
sponsored by COUNTRYWOOL

 Friday,
Saturday and Sunday
September 3, 4 & 5, 2021
at the historic  Winter Clove Inn   Round Top, NY

7/16/2021
12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 chairs open
(covid vaccination OR recent (24 hr) negative PCR covid test proof required)

Follow the preparations online through our COUNTRYWOOLERS group on RAVELRY.



Interested in hand spinning? Have a wheel you don't know how to use? A drop spindle? A little rusty with your skills?
Love to spin sock yarns?  Want to dye your own fiber and then spin it?

Spend the weekend with others of like mind and learn by watching and doing.
Fibers and dyes are included.
You'll need to bring your wheel and/or your drop spindle, hand cards or wool combs,
and double pointed needles if you would like to start knitting the SOCK YARN you just made!
(Please bring hand spun yarns you have made for show and tell, and any fiber you'd like some help with.)
Local fiber farmers: contact me for info on selling your fleece at the retreat.

Friday afternoon and evening
Saturday
Sunday morning


countrywool weekend spinning retreat dye
WEAR OLD CLOTHES!


Dyeing wool with acid dyes
Basic wheel spinning
Free wheel tuneup
Basic drop spindling

Hand carding and combing
Spinning to size
Spinning yarn for socks
Handspun Socks:
An original  Countrywool pattern


Plying
Balancing the twist
Finishing yarn




The Inn will feed us and make us comfortable all weekend,
while we dye and spin together in their spacious Conference Hall.


Drop spindles will be available to purchase
(there is 1 Ashford Kiwi wheel for rent for $50 for the weekend...email to prepay)


Questions?
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                                           September 3, 4 & 5, 2021
Covid vaccines OR negative PCR test proofs required at the door
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Register and arrange for your room and meals at the hotel.
              9/2021:  $ 300 (+ taxes/tips) for 2 nights and 6 meals  
                contact the Winter Clove Inn)
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  Register ONLINE for classes/materials below  $ 257.78
(includes credit card/PayPal fee of $7.78)

OR
→  Register BY MAIL for classes/materials
and save $ by mailing a check
(check payment = $250.00):
Countrywool
59 Spring Road
Hudson NY 12534
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DAY TRIPPER?
(covid vaccination OR recent (24 hr) negative PCR covid test proof required)
Live nearby? Want to attend by the day?
Check payments only AND PAID BEFORE August 1.

3 DAYS (Friday - Sunday) all classes and meals and materials:    $375.00
1 DAY ONLY (Saturday): classes, 3 meals and Saturday fibers:   
$325.00


refund policy details...
  • IF Countrywool cancels the weekend, full money refunds will be made
  • If attendee needs to cancel
    • on before August 2: a shop credit for the full amount will be issued.
    • August 3-21: a shop credit for 1/2 the amount will be issued.
    • August 22 and later: shop credit for 1/4 of the amount will be issued.

2021 + 2022 Countrywool Weekend Retreats
(covid vaccination/recent (24 hr) negative PCR covid test proof required AT THE DOOR)

Hand Spinning in the Mountains
Round Top, NY       September 3, 4 & 5, 2021

Rip Van Winkle Fall Knitting Retreat
website under construction...check back for added projects/updates
registration opens August 15
Round Top, NY      November 19, 20 & 21, 2021

save the dates!
Cape Ann Knitting Retreat
Long Beach, Rockport, MA        March 26 & 27, 2022

 

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