Come to the Rip Van Winkle
sponsored by COUNTRYWOOL

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
May 15, 16 & 17, 2020
at the historic  Winter Clove Inn   Round Top, NY

we have had to cancel due to lack of registrations
updated 3/5/2020

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? Love to spin with angora? 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 along with a smile!
(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
Sunday morning

countrywool weekend spinning retreat dye

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

Spinning yarns for socks
Hand carding and combing
Spinning to size
Spinning angora blended yarns

2, 3 and 4 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 to prepay and claim it)

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                                           May 15, 16 & 17, 2020

Register and arrange for your room and meals at the hotel.
              $ 250 (+ taxes/tips) for 2 nights and 6 meals  
                contact the Winter Clove Inn)
  Register ONLINE for classes and all materials below  $ 210.00

→  Register BY MAIL for classes and all materials
and save $ by mailing a check
(check payment = $199.00):
59 Spring Road
Hudson NY 12534

Live nearby? Want to attend by the day?
Check payments only AND PAID BEFORE May 1.

3 DAYS (Friday - Sunday) all classes and meals and materials:    $350.00
1 DAY ONLY (Saturday): classes, 3 meals and Saturday fibers:   

refund policy details...
  • IF Countrywool cancels the weekend, full money refunds will be made
  • If attendee needs to cancel
    • on before April 15, 2020: a shop credit for the full amount will be issued.
    • April 16 - April 30: a shop credit for 1/2 the amount will be issued.
    • May 1 and later: shop credit for 1/4 of the amount will be issued.

2020 Countrywool Weekend Retreats

Cape Ann Icelandic Designs Knitting Retreat
Long Beach, Rockport, MA        April  4 & 5, 2020

Hand Spinning in the Mountains
canceled due to lack of sufficient registrations
Round Top, NY       May 15, 16 & 17, 2020

save the dates!
Rip Van Winkle Knitting Retreat
Round Top, NY      November 20, 21 & 22, 2020
watch FACEBOOK and COUNTRYWOOL NEWS pages for the latest info

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Hand Balm
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