WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat

We’ll be welcoming knitters to the beautiful Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts Thursday, September 23 through September 26, 2021 for our annual Fall Retreat. A click on this link will bring you to the REGISTRATION PAGE. To facilitate your chances of getting into the Retreat, we’ve separated class registrations out to a later date. You’ll register for your retreat spot and hotel room first, and then your classes a few weeks after that.

If you’ve been waiting to make that pilgrimage to America’s biggest yarn store, this is the perfect opportunity!! We’ll have classes, shopping shuttles, and three glorious days of community, learning, and YARN. You can check out the details in our brochure here. Pricing includes lodging, all meals, all classes, shuttle transportation to your WEBS shopping spree, and all meal-time events hosted by our sponsors and partners.

Once you check into the Hotel UMass on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, we’ll pamper you with meals, snacks, late-night knitting fun, lots of classes with the most in-demand teachers in the fiber world, and an extra-special shopping trip just for attendees at WEBS. You can explore the beautiful campus, take a walk into town to see Amherst's unique businesses, or spend some quiet time knitting, and hopefully our famous Fall colors will be showing themselves when you arrive.

Our Fall Knitting Retreat brings you some of the industry’s hottest instructors to share their expertise. Carson Demers, Alasdair Post-Quinn, Amy Snell, Nina Machlin Dayton, Laura Bryant, Keith Leonard and Shaina Bilow will be here to help you take your knitting to the next level.

On Saturday, you’ll enjoy an exclusive trip to WEBS for a little fiber therapy and a chance to get some advice on your next project from our fabulous sponsors! A motorcoach will take attendees for a special shopping spree at WEBS - America’s Yarn Store. The best part of this expedition? Whatever you buy will get FREE SHIPPING! No need to worry about your new stash fitting into your suitcase, because we'll get it to your doorstep for you.

On Sunday, make sure you leave a little extra time before you travel home to explore the beautiful downtown Northampton area. Our unique location between 5 major universities and many smaller colleges give our shopping area and restaurants an eclectic edge that makes Northampton stand out. Have a late lunch, browse our many clothing boutiques and local artisan galleries, and leave with wonderful memories, new friends made, and a resolve to join us for our next Knitting Retreat!

Come join us this fall!

Cancellation Policy:

  • $100 non-refundable deposit is due at Registration.
  • Payment in full is requested on or before August 20, 2021.
  • Cancellation between September 3, and September 18, 2021: refund of 50% of the payment minus $60 to UMass for processing.
  • Cancellation on September 19, 2021, or later: No refund

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