Spring Retreat - Brioche Knitting with Roisin

A very special event is being organised especially for you... Not ‘just’ knitting skills and fun... there will be plenty of that too... but a lot of thought is going into providing you with a memorable event. Roisin has been thinking. For those of you who know her, this is no surprise!

Roisin’s thoughts... "My intentions are that you will go home from our Retreat with increased knowledge about the history of knitting, origins of different methods, stitches, wools and yarns. For those of us struggling with understanding how to practice more environmental sustainability in our lives, some insights into the woolly industry, retail issues, growing sheep for wool and more. Discussion on current trends, i.e. vegan yarns”.

Great Balls of Wool has been in business for over 9 years. Roisin and her highly skilled team have guided (cajoled, aided and abetted) may knitters from inspiration to completion of their projects. They deal with issues, daily, requiring expertise in many areas including pattern deficiencies, design elements, complicated stitches, left-handed knitters, and soooo much more!

$500 per person, (min 10 participants) Friday Mar 6, Sat Mar 7. Sun Mar 8.
This amount includes Meals, Accommodation, Activities, Workshops.
All meals cooked on site, special needs, allergies etc. accommodated.
Deposit of $250.00 due mid January, non-refundable as long as we have 10 participants. We will refund full amount if we don't reach minimum number.

Schedule is as follows:

Arrive Powell River on Friday March 6th. We can arrange pick-up from Westview Ferry Terminal or Airport, no extra cost.
We'll all meet at Great Balls of Wool, Marine Ave. from 10am to 12:30pm. for orientation.
We'll give you a tour of our store, you'll choose yarn for your project and we'll have lunch provided by Great Balls of Wool.
Car pool to Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre.
Free time to walk or nap.
Brioche Knitting Workshop 3-5 pm
We will learn the Brioche stitch in the flat first, for a scarf, then in the round
for a hat. For those who wish we can move on to a shawl, Stephen West design, Flying Foxtail Shawl.
Dinner 6pm
7-9 Group knit, hang out, wooly discussion.

Saturday March 7th.
8-9 am Breakfast
9-10 am Nature Walk
10- Noon Workshop
Noon to 1pm Lunch
Free Time
3-5 pm Brioche Workshop
6pm Dinner

Sat evening., knit-a-long, chat, social.

Sunday March 8th
8-9 am Breakfast
9-10 am Nature Walk
10-noon final Workshop
Noon-1pm Lunch
1-3pm knit-a-long, help with brioche details, or free time.
3pm Car Pool to Powell River

Sunday times will vary depending on ferry schedules, flights etc. we will accommodate whatever.

Any questions please feel free to call at 604.485.4859 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Properties

Event Date 03-08-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-08-2020 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $500.00
Location Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre

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