$195 – $795

Weaving Retreat in Historic Bishop HIll

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Bishop Hill

Colony School

Corner of West Main and Olson

Bishop Hill, IL

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Fall Weekend

Weaving Retreat in Historic Bishop Hill

November 4-5, 2017

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

Hosted by Hopewell Weaving and the Twinflower Inn at Bishop Hill

Immerse yourself in a creative and relaxing environment as you learn to weave. The schoolhouse offers a beautiful setting to learn something new, meet new friends and enjoy the atmosphere of this lovely historic village.

Ritzy Rag Tote Bag Workshop Details


Tote Bag

Make your own handwoven tote bag from fabric that you purchase and bring to the workshop.

Students will bring a yard of cotton or cotton-weight fabric in a large print or design that they will cut and weave on a four harness loom. A special technique will allow you to design a stunning rag weaving! Students will then sew their woven cloth into a tote bag.

Workshop registration includes lining fabric, yarns, handles and interfacing, everything you need to make your tote bag.. Students are encouraged to bring a sewing machine or can share the school’s machines. Lunch is also included for both days of the class.

Never woven before? – no problem! All abilities welcome.

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 participants 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.

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!

Additional Details

Class size is limited to 10 participants so please sign up early.

Registration is due by Friday, October 22, 2017.

This class is geared for adults.

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.

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Colony School

Corner of West Main and Olson

Bishop Hill, IL

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