Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stix & Stones 2011 Knitting Workshop in Mattawa, Ontario June 09 - 12, 2011.

Mark your calendars for the 2011 Stix & Stones Knitting Retreat June 9-12, 2011 featuring guest instructor Lucy Neatby!

Lucy Neatby is an internationally recognized teacher, designer and writer who thrills knitters around the world with her charm, knowledge and uniquely colourful designs. Her passion for nurturing and empowering knitters and putting them in control of their art is legendary. 

Lucy is the author of Cool Socks for Warm Feet and the extensive Learn With Lucy Instructional DVD series. 

We invite you to come socialize and learn a new knitting skill set with like minded individuals. Our first annual Knitting Retreat is being held at The Canadian Ecology Center, located on beautiful Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, just outside of Mattawa, Ontario, east of North Bay.

2011 Knitting Retreat Cost:
The cost will be $650 per person which includes:

• Ontario Harmonized Sales Tax (13% HST).

• 3 days of instruction from Lucy Neatby; 4 different classes in total. (class description is below)

• 3 Catered Meals per day plus 2 Snacks per day.

• *Your Shared Cabin Accommodations for 3 nights. *There is an additional cost for one or two people per cabin.  

• A Wine and Cheese Evening.

• A Fashion Show. 

• A fabulous Stix & Stones gift bag and endless amounts of fun! 

*Note: The $650.00 price assumes there will be 3 people per cabin and I will do my very best to match you up to great roomates! If you are coming with a friend let me know and I will put you in a cabin with them. 

Payment Schedule:
We require your payment of $650.00 in full by April 23, 2011 to secure your accommodation and meals. 

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel after May 26, 2011 no refund will be given. In the event that the retreat is canceled, all students will be fully reimbursed.


Classrooms & Accomodation:
I personally have stayed as a guest at the Ecology Center on a number of occasions; once for a two week course. So I can assure you the facilities are beautiful! 
There is a very large main cabin which holds 3 large meetings rooms; one of which will be used for our classroom each day. There is also a fully equipped computer lab. 

Sleeping Accomodations & Arrangements:
The sleeping arrangements are in the Ecology Centre's fully furnished cabins, which hold 2 double beds and one single upper bunk.

There will be three people per cabin unless otherwise specified, at an additional cost for one or two people per cabin

Each cabin has a private bathroom, a small refrigerator, computer with internet access, linens and towels and a coffee maker. 

There are 2 cabins that are wheelchair accessible and equipped with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. 


Lucy Neatby Workshop Description, Homework and Supplies List for the 
2011 Stix & Stones Knitting Retreat.

• Friday, June 10: All Day Workshop - 6 hrs.

• Saturday, June 11: Morning Class: 3 Hours

• Saturday, June 11: Afternoon Class: 3 Hours

• Sunday, June 12: Morning Class: 3 Hours

• Sunday, June 12: Afternoon Class: 1.5 Hours


2011 Knitting Retreat Registration:
To secure your spot now, please call Stix & Stones at 705-223-8245 to register.

Please make sure to notify me of any dietary needs that you may have and if you have specific roommate requests. I will do my best to accomodate you.

I look forward to seeing you at the Retreat!

Take care.

Rae Brenne
Stix & Stones
North Bay, Ontario.

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