WEBS Knitting Retreat 2018

It’s WEBS’ third annual Knitting RETREAT! We’ll be welcoming knitters to the beautiful Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts from September 13–16, 2018. You can check out the details in our brochure here! We’ll have more classes, shopping shuttles, and three glorious days of community, learning, and YARN. 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.

Once you check into the UMass Hotel 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.

Everything you love about retreats is included--great food, spacious rooms, lots of time to meet and craft with your friends and soon-to-be-friends. You have SIX of the top designers and teacher in the industry and 23 different classes to choose from. Those classes will be small enough that you'll get personal attention and face time with each teacher you choose. You'll get our famous Late Nite Lounge anytime you want to plow through your enormous swag bag, have a snack, or win some great prizes from our generous sponsors. Best of all, you'll be chauffeured to our huge retail store for some serious shopping with Kathy and Steve Elkins, our owners, as your personal shoppers! Special discounts, kits, and one-of-a-kind products from our sponsors await you there, along with a special retreat gift: FREE SHIPPING for anything you buy Saturday or Sunday, as well as that big ol' swag bag.

Our Retreat features some of the industry’s hottest instructors to share their expertise: Physical therapist and author of Knitting Comfortably: The Ergonomics of Handknitting Carson Demers, peripatetic author, designer, and man-about-town Franklin Habit, author and Creative Director and founder of PRISM Knitting Patterns Laura Bryant, author, technical editor and designer Edie Eckman, former schoolteacher and author of a series of skill building books Michelle Hunter, and innovator of double-knitting designs Alasdair Post-Quinn.

We’ve got a lot of friends helping us make this weekend your yarn nirvana with giveaways, trunk shows, fashion shows, and reps and designers who want to chat with you about you like. Our Promotional Partners include the most popular yarn brands out there, plus, of course, our own Valley Yarns. Our famous swag bag will be filled with goodies from top yarn companies across the world.

Hey, wanna buy some yarn while you’re in town? Gotcha.

Saturday, after your classes, motorcoaches will take attendees for a special shopping spree at WEBS, America’s Yarn Store. You’ll have 2 super-special shopping sherpas: Steve and Kathy Elkins, co-owners of WEBS! As an added attraction, our Promotional Partners will have trunk shows and reps at the store to guide your selections and let you see how the yarn actually looks knit in a garment. The best part of this evening? Whatever you buy will get FREE SHIPPING!

WEBS will also be open for a short time on Sunday after your brunch for any last-minute additions to your shopping bag. Again, FREE SHIPPING on anything you buy!

Come join us this fall!

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