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Spring Knitting Retreat (Powell River)

We're doing it!

Planning for our Spring Retreat March 6, 7, 8th is happening.

Event will be held at the Outdoor Learning Centre in Powell River. Total cost for retreat is $500. Includes all meals and accommodations. $250 deposit required by January 20th in order to secure venue. 10 Participants needed to hold event. If this number is not reached all deposits will be returned. Please contact us at to register.

Retreat Details
A very special event is being organised especially for you.... Not ‘just’ knitting skills and fun......there will be plenty of that too....but a lot of thought is going into providing you with a memorable event. Roisin has been thinking. For those of you who know her, this is no surprise!

Roisin’s thoughts.....”My intentions are that you will go home from our Retreat with increased knowledge about the history of knitting, origins of different methods, stitches, wools and yarns. For those of us struggling with understanding how to practice more environmental sustainability in our lives, some insights into the woolly industry, retail issues, growing sheep for wool and more. Discussion on current trends, i.e. vegan yarns”.

Great Balls of Wool has been in business for over 9 years. Roisin and her highly skilled team have guided (cajoled, aided and abetted) may knitters from inspiration to completion of their projects. They deal with issues, daily, requiring expertise in many areas including pattern deficiencies, design elements, complicated stitches, left-handed knitters, and soooo much more!

Our schedule is as follows:

Friday March 6th:
Arrive Powell River on Friday March 6th. We can arrange pick-up from Westview Ferry Terminal or Airport, no extra cost.
We'll all meet at Great Balls of Wool, Marine Ave. from 10am to 12:30pm. for orientation.
We'll give you a tour of our store, you'll choose yarn for your project and we'll have lunch provided by Great Balls of Wool. (not included in retreat fee, and yes, we want you to purchase your yarn here)
Car pool to Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre.
Free time to walk or nap.
Brioche Knitting Workshop 3-5 pm
We will learn the Brioche stitch in the flat first, for a scarf, then in the round
for a hat. For those who wish we can move on to a shawl, Stephen West design, Flying Foxtail Shawl.
Dinner 6pm
7-9 Group knit, hang out, wooly discussion.

Saturday March 7th.
8-9 am Breakfast
9-10 am Nature Walk
10- Noon Workshop
Noon to 1pm Lunch
Free Time
3-5 pm Brioche Workshop
6pm Dinner

Sat evening., knit-a-long, chat, social.

Sunday March 8th
8-9 am Breakfast
9-10 am Nature Walk
10-noon final Workshop
Noon-1pm Lunch
1-3pm knit-a-long, help with brioche details, or free time.
3pm Car Pool to Powell River

Sunday times will vary depending on ferry schedules, flights etc. we will accommodate whatever.

*Great Balls of Wool*
4722 Marine Ave
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Regular Hours daily 10-5pm - Monday to Saturday open SUNDAY 1-3pm
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