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Join us and instructors Denise Bayron and Kristin Drysdale "way up" in Maine an the New England Outdoor Center in Millinocket Maine. Denise and Kristin will be offering classes that reflect their aesthetics--Denise with her affinity for modern garments that are practical, minimal and most often geometric and Kristin whose designs are steeped in history and Swedish knitting tradtion. They will make an amazing team!
And to add to the fun---GG of ggmadeit.com and Knit Stars 5 will still be joining us to host a Farewell Party on Saturday night to celebrate the community we have enjoyed that weekend.
Millinocket is 3 hours north of Portland ME and 90 minutes from Bangor ME. The accommodations at NEOC will allow us to spread out a bit more and observe some space in accordance with social distancing.
The retreat will begin Thursday evening with dinner and end Sunday morning after breakfast.
Morning Yoga followed by a morning and afternoon knitting class session.
Evenings include social knitting/chatting/relaxing and recharging.
All meals are included*.
Lodging costs vary by choice of accommodations.
*from Thursday dinner thru breakfast on Sunday
$1450 private bedroom, queen bed
$1350 shared bedroom, queen bed
$1250 shared bedroom twin bed
All accommodations have bathrooms, full kitchens, and living spaces. Check them out on the NEOC website, link above.
(Information about supplied materials will be provided at a future date)
A deposit of $200 will be due at time of registration
In the event of a cancellation due to Covid--all deposits will be able to be applied in full to any retreat in the future at any time or refunded minus a $25 processing fee. This is an exception to our usual Refund policies given the current situation and will only apply to Cape Ann Novmber 2020 and Way Up Maine. Please see the Policies tab for our usual policy.
Payment in full will be due August 1, 2020
Denise Bayron is a designer and patternmaker whose work spans the fiber arts to include knitting, sewing, crochet, and macrame. Her work has been written about in The New Yorker, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Seamwork Magazine. Receiving international recognition, her sweater patterns have been published in Laine Magazine (Finland) and Making (USA). In 2020, after a public vote, Denise was named Designer of the Year by Knit Now Magazine (UK). She was nominated in the Mason Dixon Knitting Bracket in 2019 and 2020 for her sweater patterns. Most recently, in April 2020, BeLatina News published an article dubbing her “The Afro-Latina DIY Queen Who Will Inspire You to Revamp Your Life.” You can also find her on Instagram @bayronhandmade and on her website, bayronhandmade.com.
Kristin Drysdale (@Scandiwork) is an internationally renowned expert in Scandinavian colorwork. Inspired by her Scandinavian heritage, she is a master of Norwegian, Swedish, and Icelandic knitting design, technique, history, and symbolism. She was mentored by Randi Bjorge, former National Folk Artist for Norway and designer for Husfliden. She also spent many years abroad gathering techniques in knitting circles from Norway to Austria.
Kristin has taught and designed for over 25 years with patterns published in Laine Magazine, Brown Sheep Wool Company, and KnittersMagazine. Her lovely vintage cardigan, Marit, in Laine Magazine issue 7, is currently on the needles of knitters all over the world. Kristin specializes in continental knitting, colorwork, and how to make sweaters that fit. Her goal is to help knitters everywhere become independent and confident makers. She believes anyone can learn to create heirloom garments that are beautiful both inside and out.
Kristin is a special teacher with the gift of being able to transfer her knowledge to others. She loves to share tips and tricks gleaned from a lifetime of Scandinavian knitting
Gaye Glasspie a.k.a GGmadeit b.k.a GG is a 50 something year-old who fell in love with knitting late in life - in just the last 9 or 10 years.
She is self-taught via YouTube, some wonderfully friendly yarn stores and she is obsessed with all things orange. GG discovered knitting during a very challenging time in her life -knitting is her ride or die, her BFF, her kind of therapy. Knitting has also become a beautiful bridge into a world of wonderful people and a way to universally connect with others through knitting.