Wander / Wool Retreat

Oct 5th

Event Description

KNIT   VISIT   LEARN — February 4 - 7, 2016 — Corning, New York


Wander / Wool Retreat BrochureAt Yarn Culture, our aim is to stretch the boundaries of fiber arts. In that spirit, we're collaborating with the Corning Museum of Glass to bring you the first annual Wander / Wool retreat, a weekend experience we hope will inform your knitting for a lifetime.
Save the date, and in fact you can do one better - save with our early bird special or put a deposit down to hold your spot. Register today!
Download the full brochure (PDF) to view class details, special events and more information about the retreat (registration, accommodations, transportation, etc).



What is Included:

 The retreat fee includes:

+ Nine hours of knitting instruction, including one three-hour workshop with each of our fantastic teachers
+ Drop-in Knitting Sessions led by Rochester area knitting instructors throughout the retreat
+ Keynote Conversation with Patty Lyons
+ Designer Panel Discussion
+ Private Cocktail Reception and Tour of the Corning Museum of Glass New Contemporary Art and Design Wing
+ Exclusive Hot Glass Design experience featuring Melanie Berg
+ Opportunity to make your own glass bead (limited availability)
+ Unlimited access to all CMOG Galleries and Shops during the retreat
+ CMOG Cafe lunch vouchers for all three days
+ Group dinners on Friday and Saturday nights
+ Access to our Yarn Culture Marketplace

You will also have free time to explore the shops and boutiques on Corning’s Market Street.



Melanie Berg

Melanie BergWe are honored and delighted to be the first yarn shop in the Northeast to host designer Melanie Berg (known online as Mairlynd), from Bonn, Germany. To know Yarn Culture is to know we love Melanie! We have been following her work on Ravelry since early 2013 and have featured her designs from the inception of our shop. Melanie is best known for her shawl patterns which combine colors, shapes and textures into freewheeling designs that are uniquely her own. She has been published by yarn companies and knitting magazines large and small, and has also self-published her own patterns and e-books.

Patty Lyons

Patty LyonsPatty Lyons is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the 'why, not just the 'how', in her pursuit of training the 'mindful knitter'. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Patty teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country, and her popular classes can also be found online and on DVDs with Interweave, Annie's and Craftsy. Her "Improve Your Knitting" class was named Craftsy's most popular class of 2013! Patty lives in Brooklyn with her husband, a room full of yarn, and her rooftop garden.

Laura Nelkin

Laura NelkinLaura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Though she has a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back. Laura is currently enamored with lace, incorporating beads, and knitted jewelry, themes which inform many of her designs. She teaches these techniques and more at workshops around the country. Laura has a line of knitting kits, self-publishes patterns, and runs mystery Knit-A-Longs multiple times a year. Her first book, Knockout Knits, was released in September 2014.


Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Register today or make a deposit to hold your spot.

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