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Weekend Stitching Retreat 2024

Join us September 13 - 16, 2024 for an exciting weekend of stitching in Cambria!

Featuring workshops with Barry Klein of Trendsetter Yarns and Nancy Bates of Knitting the National Parks and Knitting California fame...among other activities!

You don't want to miss out on spending a weekend in gorgeous Cambria surrounded by fiber lovers. There will be workshops, shopping, relaxing, fabulous food, and enjoyable company!

What IS included:

  • Friday Wine tasting and trunk show with Trendsetter yarns
  • Saturday & Sunday AM Workshops with Barry Klein from Trendsetter yarns
  • Saturday PM Meet & Greet with Nancy Bates
  • Sunday PM Workshop with Nancy Bates
  • Catered dinners Saturday & Sunday
  • 20% Off everything in shop all weekend!
  • Surprise Giveaways throughout the weekend!

What is NOT not included:
  • Breakfasts (provided by Squibb House if you're staying there)
  • Lunches (but there will be snacks all day in the common areas)
  • Lodging (book directly with Squibb House or Rigdon House or your favorite Cambria inn)

The beautiful Squibb House and Black Barn is a unique and historic B&B in the heart of Cambria. The entire property is booked for this event which gives us use of the large sitting room in the Black Barn, the smaller sitting room in the Squibb house, and the many outdoor spaces on the property, both covered and uncovered.

Event Attendees aren't required to stay at the Inn (and won't all fit at the Inn), but your experience will be that much richer if you do. This warm, welcoming inn has flavor, charm, and a story that's truly original. In addition, they are offering a special rate just for us. All rooms come with a complimentary breakfast that is always delicious. Click this link for more details about the Squibb House and to choose your room! Be sure to mention you're attending the event for the special rates!! Call them at (805) 927-9600, or email them at to inquire about the special Ball & Skein rate. (Rates may vary by room and number of guests) ALL rooms have been blocked off for this event so you won't be able to book on line. 

If the Squibb House is full, The Rigdon House across the street is a lovely historic boutique hotel. They offer 15% off room rates if you book directly through their website or by calling (805) 927-5125.

Scheduled Activities (subject to change)
Friday September 13th:
5 - 7 PM - Welcome Happy Hour by the fireplace - with delicious appetizers, wine, and other beverages. 

Saturday September 14th:
9AM - 12 PM - Workshop with Barry
3 - 5 PM - Meet & Greet with Nancy Bates
6:30 - 8:30 PM - Catered Dinner

Sunday September 15th:
9AM - 12 PM - Workshop with Barry
2 - 4 PM - Workshop with Nancy Bates
6 - 8 PM - Catered Dinner

Monday September 16th:
11 AM - 1PM - Finals hours to shop and save 20% Off everything in the shop

Cancelation Policy
Your space in the weekend is guaranteed when full payment is made. If you need to cancel and we can fill your place, you'll receive a full refund. If you have any questions or need more information don't hesitate to contact us!

Instructor: Barry Klein
Instructor Bio: Trendsetter started as a dream. My mother and I wanted to bring the most exciting, creative, innovative and trendsetting yarns to the U.S. yarn market. I believe we’ve done just that. When asked what I do for a living, I say “I’m the luckiest person in the world. My job is different every day. I get to be creative in designing yarn and knitwear always looking for a new texture, color or way to generate something wearable. I get to travel the world looking for new yarns. I get to teach knitting on Television and write books on knitting. I get to teach knitting on cruise ships, riverboats and at conventions around the globe. Most of all, I get to express my love for what I do every day because my clients are my friends and the people I teach and meet all become part of my knitting family. What truly expresses luck is to see that my staff backs my company and loves what we do as much as I do.”
Includes wine tasting on Friday, catered dinners on Saturday & Sunday, workshops on Saturday & Sunday

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.