Norah Gaughan!

We are delighted Norah Gaughan will be joining us this year as our guest designer and instructor! 


Norah, is a world-renown knitting designer and teacher who began on her long path of knitwear design at the young age of 17.  She has traveled the world sharing her unique style and techniques of cables, twists, baubles, and circles.  This week we will have a peek into her creative process drawn from nature's inspiration and the textures and natural forms that inspire her. 

After many years of working in the knitwear industry as a Design Director for BerrocoYarns and previously as a Design Director for JCA Norah now works as an independent knitwear designer based in New Hampshire.  On this year's retreat Norah will lead us through a few of her wonderful textural designs from her days with Berroco.  Our week away will no doubt be filled with skills, tips, and experience in a very easy approachable style. 

Please join us in welcoming Norah to Monhegan Island.

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.


This year's crawl home..!

     Every year we take the long way 'home' to Portland through some of the best fiber venues Southern Maine has to offer.  We have visited farms, shops, designers and spinners along the way.  This year we will head straight back to Portland to spend time in the big city!  First we will visit Tess's and then Knit Wit but not before recharging ourselves with lobster rolls along Route 1.



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