2020 Camp Allen Retreat

The Camp Allen Retreat for next year will be held April 30 – May 3.  Mark your calendars now!

DFW Fiber Fest 2020

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.  Held each Spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes.  We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix).  Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts – primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning.

East Texas Fiber Festival

Come and join the fun at the East Texas Fiber Festival Growers, spinners, creators of all kinds are welcome!  There will be vendors, demonstrations, a silent auction, and classes.

Friday – noon to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 4pm

 

Stitches, S’Mores & More

Stitches, S’Mores & More began in 2008 and was originally sponsored by the Brazos Valley Knitting Guild. After 2017 the retreat became staffed by former attendees who volunteer their time and energy to share their love of all things fiber.

See our website for a list of classes:  http://www.texasknitcamps.com/

Regular registration is $450 and includes three nights lodging, all meals, up to three classes, a goodie bag, and more!

The Yarn Trail – A Texas Yarn Crawl

This is a NEW Texas yarn crawl happening in the Southern and Eastern area of the great state of Texas. Be sure to register here or in your nearest participating yarn shop to join in the fun!

Visit ALL 6 SHOPS on The Yarn Trail and redeem your passport at your last shop to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize: over $300 worth of yarn goodness! Take a selfie in front of ALL 6 SHOPS on the map and post to social media with the hashtag #texasyarntrail to be eligible for additional fun prizes!

Register before July 12 for a free yarn crawl project bag.

The following yarn shops are participating in the yarn crawl:

Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 8 is Knit in Public Day!

KNOT members invite other knitters to join them in the Food Court at The Woodlands Mall from 11am – ???.  Plan to knit as long as you like and then perhaps do a bit of shopping while you’re there.

Camp Woolslayers

Registration is open!

WHERE: Camp Woolslayers will be held in Wimberley, Texas at the Wimberley Inn
WHEN: May 17-19, 2019 (Friday afternoon through Sunday morning with an option to add Thursday night) 
WHO: Sallie, Allyn and the best group of Woolslayers around! 
WHAT: A fun, cozy, casual, relaxing knitting retreat in a cute tourist town.

BONUS: This year’s retreat will feature a half-day market with carefully curated vendors.

See more information and discussion of this event in the Woolslayer’s  Ravelry group!

ROOMS: We have 3 types of rooms available as well as the option to arrive Thursday for an extra night at The Wimberley Inn.

  • Standard 2 Queen Beds – $330 double occupancy (half a room left to share with Nanaspacas on Ravelry)
  • Standard 1 Queen Bed – $320 Double / $565 Single Occupancy
  • Standard 1 King Bed – $330 Single Occupancy /$585 Double Occupancy
  • Thursday Night – Standard 2 Queens $80 double occupancy /$155 Single
  • Thurs night – 1 King – $155 Single / $80 Double
  • Thurs Night – 1 Queen – $145 Single / $75 Double

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SHARING A ROOM: You MUST already have your bedmate chosen and that person is committed to registering for the retreat.

Price includes a 2 night stay, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, entry into the market, entry into the raffle (everyone is a winner), and a goodie bag. Please note that no meals are included in the Thursday night stay, and no retreat activities are planned until Friday afternoon. It is just an option if you would like extra time to get away and relax or explore Wimberley.

THINGS TO KNOW: Lunches will be on your own or in small groups. This is a great way to explore the adorable quirky shopping town of Wimberley and their many local restaurants. Please prepare for buying your lunches as well as shopping in the market. 

There is an LYS in Wimberley called PLY

Wimberley also boasts several parks for hiking, swimming holes and exploration if that is something that interests you. Camp Woolslayers will not have an official outing but you are welcome to partake in these activities on your own or with other campers. 

We are even more excited for the Retreat this year and we hope to see you there!

Knitting in the Hills Retreat

Registration will open Sunday, July 29th at 1pm CST!

We are thrilled to be back at the Horseshoe Bay Resort again this year. Located just off of Lake LBJ near Marble Falls, TX,  there are beautiful walking trails, bike rentals available, golf courses including a putting course, fitness center and on-site spa.

Our 2019 Teaching Lineup includes Andrea Mowry, Cecelia Campochiaro, & Juju Vail. Juju will also be presenting our Saturday Night Talk!

You can read more about our teachers and the classes they will be offering at this event in our newsletter.

Sea Purls Cruise

Join us for Sea Purls 2019 and enjoy four days with a great group of knitting enthusiasts, family and friends! We will sail from Galveston to Cozumel on the Carnival Freedom on Saturday 2/09/19 at 4 PM. We will have a day at sea on Sunday 2/10, visit Cozumel on Monday 2/11, have another day at sea on Tuesday 2/12 and arrive back in Galveston at 8:30am Wednesday 2/13.

Our knitting workshops will take place during our two days at sea. We plan on two hours of workshop instruction during the morning of each day at sea and another 2 hours during the afternoons at sea for a total of eight hours of knitting instruction and assistance.

If you would like to register or have have any questions regarding the cruise please reach out to Hope at 972-679-3959! You will also find updated information at the Yarn & Stitches website and Facebook page:
http://www.yarnandstitches.com
https://www.facebook.com/YarnAndStitches