We are thrilled to have Teva join us this year as our guest designer and instructor! She will be teaching from her latest book, Loop-d-Loop Lace!
Teva has become known as one of the leading designers of handknit and crochet fashions in the industry today. Dubbed the "mistress of stitchery" by Ruth La Ferla in The New York Times, Teva founded Loop-d-Loop.com in 2000 after a stint as a staff editor at Vogue Knitting. As one of the first online knitting design sites, in its first incarnation, Loop-d-Loop served up Teva's edgy designs.
Also this year...
Melora... will lead us in two daily yoga sessions, suitable for all levels of students. Her morning class will flow with a theme woven through the postures helping us understand movement and alignment while enjoying the freedom and radiance generated by an active practice. Her second, not-to-be-missed afternoon class will include deeply restorative poses to relax and de-stress based upon therapeutic yoga postures to help those with injuries, stretches to relieve fatigue from hiking or knitting!
Mary Alice... will treat every one of us to an amazing hour long full body massage. As only a truly experienced and intuitive body worker can, she will relieve you of tension, aches and pains with sensitivity and care.
Spike... our staff writer and marketer who writes our fun blog about her experiences, projects and musing about all things knitting.
Patty... will lead our daily island walks guided by the experience, abilities, and desires of those joining her. Her enthusiam, humor, and smile are contagious!
This year's crawl home..!
Join us when we visit Swan's Island in Camden, Maine. Each year we figuratively crawl home through some of the most wonderful shops, farms and special fiber spots that are unique to Maine. This year we will make a very special side trip to a very special place. We will tour the antique farmhouse that is home to Swan's Island Blankets and now Swan's Island Yarns. Not only will we see their beautiful products but we will tour their facilities for an exclusive peak at their weaving and dying process and meet their designer, Michelle Orne. Their esthetic is truly at the heart of Maine craftsmanship.