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The Studio Knitting & Needlepoint
6th Annual Retreat @ Unity Village
Lee's Summit, MO, January 27-29, 2012
ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM

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Use this form to register for the Retreat through the Studio’s Online Store.  Select the Studio Retreat Package, then choose your workshops by clicking on the Add to Shopping Cart button.

All rooms include two queen size beds.  Handicapped accessible room are available.  You are responsible for booking your room for you and your roommate(s.) Book your room as soon as possible to receive the lower rate. A block of rooms is being held under the name of the Studio Knitting & Needlepoint until Jan 14, 2012. Rooms booked after Jan. 14 are based on availability. Please call the Hotel Reservation Department at 1-866-348-6489 OR 816-251-3540.
STUDIO RETREAT PACKAGE
Includes:
Goody Bag
Friday Dinner Buffet
Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Sunday Breakfast
Continuous beverage service throughout Retreat
Friday Night “Strut Your Stuff” Fashion Show
Saturday Night Designer Fashion Show
Access to Unity grounds including indoor & outdoor chapels, Labyrinth, hiking trails
Other fun activities with old friends and new (priceless!)


$150 per person
Register by January 6, 2012 and receive $15 gift certificate to be used at the Market!

Additional Costs:
Bar tabs, purchases from the Yarn Market, Unity Shop
Class Fees: $50 per three hour session
  $20 for one hour session, three one-hour sessions for $50
Drop Spindle Class: $75 per 3 hour session - Includes All Supplies
Hotel Room: $89 per night (if registration is made by Dec. 31, 2011)
  $94 per night (if registration is made Jan. 1, 2012 or after)
 
CLASSES
Please select the class(es) you wish to take.  Look here for class supplies and pre-class homework or ask for a supply/homework list at the Studio.  Please purchase your supplies prior to the Retreat and bring your own notions.
Saturday Morning, January 27, 9 am-Noon
Spin Your Own Yarn with a Drop Spindle — Discover the history and origins of spinning while you learn how to spin using a drop spindle. You will leave with the basic skills and tools to go from fiber to finished yarn on your own. Limit 10 per class. (Laura Mead)
 Aviatrix Clutch/Electronics Cover with Zipper — Choose your own size in which to make this beautiful cabled pouch. It is worked sideways beginning with Judy’s Magic Cast-on and ending with Kitchener stitch. Includes demonstration for inserting zipper. (Sarah Wilson)
 Crochet Amigurumi — If you have crocheted before, then you will love learning the basics of crochet shaping while creating your own Amigurumi creature. Crochet a yarn bag gnome or an Easter basket adornment or let your imagination run free. (Nirmal Kaur Khalsa)
 Knit Swirl Knit-Along — A swirl is a uniquely flattering one piece, one seam, circular jacket with sculptured shaping and fluid fit. Adventurous knitters will enjoy learning the techniques to make one of the stunning designs from Knit, Swirl by Sandra McIver. (Cindy Craig)
Saturday Afternoon, January 28, 1:30-4:30 pm
THREE HOUR CLASSES ONE HOUR CLASSES (Really 55 minutes ;-)
 
 Spin Your Own Yarn with a Drop Spindle — See Description for class on Saturday morning. Limit 10 per class. (Laura Mead)
 
Basic Crochet for Knitters
(1:30-2:25 pm) Learn how to chain and the single crochet stitch and make a simple flower to adorn a project. (Nirmal Kaur Khalsa)
 
 Snuggles: A New Angle on Entrelac — Learn new techniques for entrelac that eliminate the holes, square-up the squares and “change the angle” while making this poncho/blanket. Previous entrelac experience required. (Jeanne Abel)
 
Joining Yarn — (2:30-3:25 pm) Learn a number of easy ways to join different kinds of new yarn to old in your knit or crochet project. Why weave in all those ends? (Lynn Haffner)
 
 Cabling without a Needle
(3:30-4:25 pm) Learn how to hold your stitches with your fingers instead of a cable needle. Make a cabled owl coffee cup cozy. (Lynn Haffner)

Sunday Morning, January 29, 9 am-Noon
THREE HOUR CLASSES
 
 Drop Spindle as Meditation — Once you know the basics of spindle spinning, explore how spinning yarn can be a tool for meditation, relaxation and tuning into the deeper parts of yourself. (Laura Mead)
 
 Knit Bracelet — Here’s a little i-cord magic! Create a braided bracelet from a length of i-cord. We’ll start with the basics and then talk beads and other possibilities. This is a fun and simple project with just enough twist to cause an “Ahhah!” moment. (Jeanne Abel)

 

 
 Limeade Fizz Shawl — Meandering yarn over “bubbles” make their way across the body of this triangular shawl, accompanied by the texture of Estonian Button Stitches. The center panel ripples with the pattern in a most interesting way and the whole piece gets finished off with one of two bold lace edgings. (Sarah Wilson)
 
 
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