WEBS Spring Knitting Retreat
There's only one thing better than our Fall Knitting Retreat: A SECOND Knitting Retreat! We’ll be welcoming knitters to the beautiful Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5, 2019 for our first-ever Spring Retreat. A click on this link will bring you to the REGISTRATION PAGE (note: registration opens at 12PM ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019). 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, now’s the time to make your move. 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. We can't rule out some special activities crafted just for this event, so keep your eye on our website for more info.
Our Spring Knitting Retreat brings you some of the industry’s hottest instructors to share their expertise: bestselling author Susan B. Anderson, designer, writer and life-long teacher Julia Farwell-Clay, former schoolteacher and author of a series of skill building books Michelle Hunter (KnitPurl Hunter), knitwear designer and author Nicky Epstein, technique expert, writer and KAL master Patty Lyons, and author and designer Fiona Ellis.
Hey, wanna buy some yarn while you’re in town? Gotcha.
On Saturday, you’ll enjoy a trip to WEBS. 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! 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 WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat!
Come join us this spring!