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Emily Taradash is a life coach, serial creative performer and an avid knitter. Her passion for performing, knitting and sewing inspired her to study Costume Design, completing a BA from the University of Vermont and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Over her 16 year career, Emily worked on over 100 shows in New York City, across the US and Canada, teaching in private schools, colleges and professional theatres-- and then the pandemic hit and all of her shows were canceled! After teaching throughout the pandemic, she started her life coaching business in 2021 and loves supporting adults to fully realize their creative gifts, take risks, and have fun in the process.
Emily is thrilled to collaborate with Peace Tree Fiber Retreats to offer a cozy, hygge knitting experience where participants can stretch their design skills, listen to their intuition and make new friends in a relaxed, supportive community. Follow her adventures in Instagram @EmilyTaradashCoaching
Arrive and check in on Thursday, February 1st— welcome reception at 6pm, group dinner to follow at 6:30.
Spend the evening however you like, but you’re welcome to knit by the fire in the lobby if you can’t wait to whip out your WIP!
7 AM: sunrise walk (weather permitting!) meet in the lobby at 7 and let’s get outside early for a pre-breakfast stroll.
8-9 AM: breakfast!
9:30-11: morning session, opening circle! Emily will do a short presentation on knitting as an empowering practice. We’ll have a discussion on our knitting origins and stories, and set intentions on how we’d like to use our skills to increase our wellness individually and as a collective. What’s your knitting why?
11-noon: free time!
1-2:30pm: color, fiber, intentionality: your yarn choices matter and are the beginning of your design journey. We’ll share about our preferences, why they matter, and get a little more info on where they come from. Does color light you up? How does it look in the chosen garment? Can I Dye that?? Questions answered!
2:30-5pm: free knit/apply these new thoughts to a new project at a local yarn shop :) or old stash yarn.
7pm: Movie Knit a Long (Ground Hog Day!)
Morning session: 9:30-11
Infusing Love and joy in the work- giving and receiving positive affirmations while knitting a gift (even if it’s for you!). You can literally wear your heart on your sleeve without fear here.
Lunch: 12-1:30 (optional time at King Arthur Flour!)
Afternoon: Design experiments in Service: making a group project for donation at the end of the weekend :) you do not have to participate if you would like to keep making your own thing.
Evening: continue working on the service project, personal works, hang out by the fire.
Final breakfast: 8-9a
Closing the circle: 9-11am
Sharing out reflections on the weekend, setting intentions for your 2024 knitting practice.
Check out and head home with full hearts!