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Collection: Retreats

 Welcome to our Knitting Retreats
We have been hosting retreats for 30 years and continue to expand our offerings. We hope you find something you like, and join us.

When our Local Retreats are open for registration they will appear at the bottom of this page.
We announce registration for our International Retreats through our newsletter first, and then social media.
If you would like to be notified in advance, please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of any page on the website. 

UPCOMING RETREATS

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September 27 - 29, 2024
Camp Widjiwagan- Ely, Mn. - Every year we gather at this beautiful camp the last weekend of September when the Fall colors are at their peak. We enjoy a relaxing weekend of knitting, good food, sauna, and connecting.
Cost 295.00.
Registration Opens Saturday May 18 at 9:00 am
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October 4 - 6, 2024
Camp DuNord - Ely, Mn. - Every Fall we gather here and enjoy the beauty of Burntside Lake and the Fall colors. This is a weekend of knitting, relaxing, good food, sauna and connecting.
Cost 350.00
Registration Opens Saturday May 18 at 9:00 am
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October 13 - 22, 2024
Scotland - Every knitters dream? We’re headed over to explore the fiber, sheep, castles, food and more. 

Full
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November 7 - 10, 2024
Naniboujou Lodge, Grand Marais, Mn. - Enjoy a long weekend at this beautiful historic lodge on the shores of Lake Superior. We knit in the Solarium, with views of the Lake. Meals are served in the colorful dining hall. The food here is delicious. Another weekend of knitting, relaxing, enjoying the North Shore of Lake Superior and connecting. Single Room - 595.00/ Shared Room 475.00
Registration Opens Saturday June 15 at 9:00 am
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January 11 - 18, 2025
Oaxaca, Mexico- what better place to be in January. With a rich tradition in fiber and other arts this will be a perfect Winter vacation

Full
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May 16 - 25, 2025
Norway - Focused around Bergen and the beautiful fjordlands that surround it, we will take full advantage of the spectacular scenery with scenic train and boat rides, quaint hotels with water views, and a floating sauna so that you can jump right in the fjord to cool off!
  • learn all about Norway's textile traditions, from the Varafell cloaks to Norwegian colorwork techniques,
  • experience natural dyeing,
  • become familiar with the knitting industry that has produced the iconic Norwegian sweaters we all know and love,
  • meet the local sheep and shepherdesses!

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May 2026, date TBD
England- Wool -  explore all its potential by getting to know the sheep that provide this diverse range of fiber. This tour of southern England - Devon, Cornwall & the Cotswolds - introduces the people, places and sheep that keep British wool among the world's very best.




MORE INFO


Each Fall and Winter we host our local retreats.

We've been holding them for 30 years and love gathering in our backyard. We use two YMCA camps that are located on Burntside Lake (about 20 minutes from Ely, Mn.). We love being in the woods and on water.

Camp Widjiwagan is where we gather in the Fall. This camp is a little more 'rustic' but has full amenities and good food. We gather to knit in a beautiful log building which has a large stone fireplace, plenty of space for us to knit and restrooms. Our cabins have 3 rooms with bunk beds in them (we only use the bottom beds). There is also a small gathering space and a bathroom. The showers are about 25 yards from the cabins.

We also use Camp DuNord in the Fall and in the Winter. We stay in beautiful log cabins with fire places, complete kitchens and full bathrooms. We gather in a beautiful building that faces Burntside Lake, has plenty of room for us, a large stone fireplace, and restrooms. The Dining Hall is a mile down the road and we either enjoy the walk or drive over.

Both camps are beautiful and suit our needs perfectly.
The "vibe" at both camps is very relaxing.
These retreats are designed to give us time together, time to explore, and time in our cabins with our cabin mates.

Nothing at our retreats is mandatory. We have a loose structure and want you to make choices that allow you  to create the week-end best suited to you.

We recently added a retreat at Naniboujou Lodge located North of Grand Marais, Mn. on the shores of Lake Superior. The lodge has a rich and fascinating history including bright paintings in the dining hall. We knit in the Solarium, stay in the connected lodge, and eat in the connected dining hall. The food is amazing as well as the scenery.

International Tours
We are very happy to be working with Rowan Tree Travel for these tours. They are a small company that offers fiber focused International, and domestic travel. Our first trip with them was Iceland in October of 2022 and we had a fabulous time. May of 2023 we went to Greece, got on a boat and cruised islands in the Ionian Sea. Wow! It was fantastic. Next up: Scotland, Oaxaca (Mexico), Norway, England........

If you would like to receive retreat updates, please add your name to our newsletter at the bottom of any of our website pages.


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