the weaving kind Makerie
Do I need to know how to weave to attend The Weaving Kind Makerie?
Yes. You’ll need at least a basic knowledge of warping, weaving, and finishing a woven wall hanging to benefit from our workshop offerings.
I’m a more experienced weaver. Will I benefit from attending the WKM?
Yes! Our diverse workshop topics are geared toward a variety of skill levels, from beginner to intermediate, and with several specialty offerings, we know you’ll learn so much! You will also benefit immensely from our intention-setting topics, inspiring speakers and panel discussions, and from creating real-life connections with the amazing weavers you’ve been interacting with online.
What is included in the retreat?
All meals, workshops, self-care sessions, evening events, and materials are covered. Lodging is a separate expense, but we have put together a special rate for retreat guests who choose to stay in the beautiful, historic private cottages on the Chautauqua grounds. Connect with each other on our private Facebook page to find other weavers to share your cottage. If you make use of the sleeper sofas in the cabins and/or feel comfortable sharing a bed, we’re confident you’ll find the right price for your lodging!
Do I need to bring a loom and yarn?
All workshops include fiber and looms for use during class, but we do recommend bringing a small, portable loom and some yarn of your own to use during break times and lunch hour weaving clinics.
What else should I bring?
October in Colorado can be unpredictable! Sometimes it’ll be 80 degrees, and other times it’ll be snowing. Make sure you check the forecast and bring layers, as warm daytimes can give way to chilly evenings! Also, be sure to bring comfortable shoes and workout clothes if you plan to participate in hiking or yoga. We recommend bringing bug spray, and absolutely insist that you bring sunscreen – when you’re closer to the sun, you burn easier! You may also want to bring a blanket to sit on for weaving outdoors!
What about the altitude?
The historic Chautauqua sits at an elevation of 5,600 feet. It’s not crazy high in the mountains, but enough to cause discomfort for some people. If you live at sea level, it’s a good idea to drink lots of water and boost the potassium in your diet in the days leading up to the retreat! Aspirin can also help with altitude discomfort.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
We will be offering many different meal options and would love to accommodate any specific dietary needs; when you register, you’ll have a chance to tell us what you do and don’t eat so we can make sure you get delicious and nourishing food all weekend long!
DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS?
We are happy to be able to share a payment plan option through Affirm, a third party system affiliated with Eventbrite, our registration platform. This option will be a choice during the registration process.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
There will be no refunds after August 1, 2017. No exceptions. We will accept refund requests in writing before the stated refund date and a $150 administration fee will be incurred plus any Eventbrite fees. Transfers are acceptable, but we must be notified in writing of any changes and retreat fee transfers must be done directly between the parties.
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