$175 – $775

Bishop Hill Weaving Retreat May 2017

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Bishop Hill

Corner of Main and Olson

Bishop HIll, IL 61419

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Spring Weekend Weaving Retreat in Historic Bishop Hill

May 6-7, 2017

Workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day

Hosted by Hopewell Weaving and the Twinflower Inn at Bishop Hill




Workshop Details

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Sample many beautiful weaves and learn how to read weaving patterns.

The looms will be set up and ready for you to weave up to 10 different samples. From twills, to lace weaves to double weave, you will assemble your own sample notebook. The looms will be warped with a variety of yarns and colors. You will learn how to read the weaving patterns that you see in books, and gain confidence in choosing patterns for future weaving projects.

A sample notebook, yarn and use of the loom and equipment is all included in the class fee. Lunch is also included for both days of the class.


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Pricing & Packages

Package 1: The Overnight Retreat - $325

This 2-day, 1-night package is great for those who don't have to travel too far.

  • 2-Day Workshop (1 participant)
  • Yarn, notebook, and project materials
  • Use of loom and equipment
  • 1-Night stay at a Bishop Hill B&B
  • Meals on Saturday: Lunch and Dinner
  • Meals on Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch

Package 2: The Ultimate Retreat - $475

This 2-day, 2-night package is perfect for Chicago travelers or those traveling an hour or more!

  • 2-Day Workshop (1 participant)
  • Yarn, notebook, and project materials
  • Use of loom and equipment
  • 2-Night stay at a Bishop Hill B&B
  • Meals on Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Meals on Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch
  • B&B shuttle to/from Kewanee Amtrak Station Friday evening and Sunday evening. (arrangements must be made in advance)-

Package 3: The Roommate Retreat 1-night - $525 (Saves $125)

Two friends will have a blast together with weekend of weaving while sharing a 2-bed room.

  • 2-Day Workshop (2 participants)
  • Yarn, notebook, and project materials
  • Use of looms and equipment
  • 1-Night stay at a Bishop Hill B&B in a room with a Queen Bed and Convertible Daybed
  • Meals on Saturday: Lunch and Dinner
  • Meals on Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch

Package 4: The Roommate Retreat 2-nights - $775 (Saves $175)

Two friends will have a blast together with weekend of weaving while sharing a 2-bed room.

  • 2-Day Workshop (2 participants)
  • Yarn, notebook, and project materials
  • Use of looms and equipment
  • 2-Night stay at a Bishop Hill B&B in a room with a Queen Bed and Convertible Daybed
  • Meals on Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Meals on Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch

Workshop Only - $175

  • 2-Day Workshop (1 participant)
  • Yarn, notebook, and project materials
  • Use of loom and equipment
  • Lunch both days


Looking to book an extra night or need a package option not listed above? Contact Jennie Hawkey to discuss special arrangements at 309-224-9258.

****Tickets can also be purchase by mail at www.HopewellWeaving.com

Inn and Rooms


Accommodations

Just a short walk from the schoolhouse, the town's two neighboring bed & breakfasts, The Twinflower Inn and Gallery Inn, team up to provide cozy accommodations and delicious meals for out-of-town students. All rooms include en suite bathrooms, free wi-fi and a home-cooked breakfast at The Twinflower Inn. Most rooms have a single Queen bed. For those wishing to room with a friend, there are 2 rooms available with a Queen bed and a convertible Daybed. (See Packages 3 & 4 below.)

Guests at both inns will meet at the Twinflower Inn each morning to share a tasty breakfast made with locally grown, farm-fresh ingredients.

During the workshop all participants will break for a delicious, locally made lunch each day.

Those staying overnight will eat at a local Bishop Hill restaurant. Gathered around a table, participants will have a chance to get to know each other better as we share a meal.


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Transportation

For those coming from Chicago, you may wish to consider coming via the Amtrak train. You can leave Chicago's Union Station on Friday evening at 5:55pm and arrive in Kewanee around 8pm. The train on Sunday leaves Kewanee at 7:25 pm and arrives in Chicago around 10pm. Round trip tickets start at around $40 if booked early. Check Amtrak for availability and pricing.

For students booking under The Ultimate Retreat package, we will provide a free shuttle for students between the Kewanee Train Station and their B&B on Friday and Sunday evenings. Be sure to indicate your need for the shuttle in the order form as you complete your reservation. (Train tickets are not included in the package price above. Travelers are responsible for their own reservations.)

For those planning to drive, there will be plenty of free parking available at both of the inns and at the schoolhouse where class is held.

Additional Details

Class size is limited so please sign up early.

This class is geared for adults.

Past Participants say…..

Wonderful experience! Our fellow weavers made the event - lots of levels of experience and willing to share.

As last year your patience and "oh we can fix that" attitude made for a stress free second weaving experience!

Jennie's excitement and passion about weaving is contagious! She has helped me realize a long-time dream of becoming a hand-weaver!


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 2 weeks in advance for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days in advance will be refunded at 50% of total paid.

Meet the Teacher

Jennie Hawkey

Jennie Hawkey

Hopewell Weaving

HopewellWeaving@gmail.com

www.HopewellWeaving.com

309-224-9258

Working from her home studio located in Hopewell, Illinois, Jennie produces her handwoven accessories and house goods using four and eight harness looms. But her first love is teaching fiber arts and she offers a variety of classes, both at her home and at surrounding arts organizations and libraries.

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