Kent Needle Arts Retreat – 2015

You are invited to join us for a special event in Kent, Connecticut sponsored by Black Sheep Yarns and members the Western Connecticut Yarn Council .  The event includes seven nationally-known teachers for a two-day Needle Arts retreat in May of 2015. It is the perfect Spring get-away!

This is a get-away weekend where you can concentrate on developing your skills and taking your needle work to new heights, classes are available at all skill levels. Care has been taken to ensure there is a variety of activities including shopping the local stores, boutiques, restaurants, a Special Retreat Marketplace with Yarn Tastings, and a Gala Dinner/Fashion Show.

A free, handicapped-accessible shuttle bus will be available for all Retreat participants

Come join us.


Seven National Teachers, Twenty-four Classes

DSC_7025We are proud to present the following leaders in the Needle Arts: Amy Herzog, Judy Pascale, Lori Beltman, Margaret Hubert, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Melissa Leapman, and Norah Gaughan.

Classes range the full spectrum, learn how to knit Celtic Cables to Vertical Stranded Color Work or Bavarian Crochet to Scandinavian Color Work, and much, much more! Click here for the complete list of Courses.


Save the Dates in May

Saturday, May 16,  Coffee and Registration 8:00 am, Morning Classes run between 9:00 am to 12:00 N, Break for Lunch and Shopping, 12:00 N to 1:30 pm, Afternoon Classes, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Saturday Evening, Gala & Fashion Show at the Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant, Norah Gaughan is the Keynote Speaker. Dinner includes: Salad, Choice of Chicken, Salmon, or Vegetarian entrees, Dessert, Coffee or Tea, Taxes and gratuities. Cash Bar.

Sunday, May 17, Coffee and Registration at 8:00 am , Morning Classes run between 9:00 am to 12:00 N, Break for Lunch and Shopping, 12:00 N to 1:30 pm, Afternoon Classes, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Closing Ceremonies.


For Early Bird Registration, the price is $80.00 per three hour class and $160.00 for a six hour class (Lori Beltman’s Vertical Stranded Color Work). Early Bird  ends midnight, Saturday, January 31, 2015. Afterwards classes will be available at Regular Pricing of $95 for the three hour sessions and $190 for the six hour session.  Act now and save!

Tickets for the Gala Dinner and Fashion Show are available by selecting your entree preference (chicken, salmon or vegetarian) for $55.00 that includes your salad, entree, dessert, coffee or tea, taxes and gratuity. Walk-ins will be accepted, but at the price of $70.00 per person. A cash bar is also available.

Registration is Simple!

Click here to start the process. You will be presented with a table that lays out the schedule of classes by time and instructor, select one class from each row and proceed to the list of tickets. You may purchase as many tickets as you like (for you and your friends) for a given class. Don’t forget your ticket for the Gala – Fashion Show! As part of the registration, we will ask you to provide your name, email, and a telephone number. Secure payment can be made using a major credit card, debit card, or a PayPal account.  Upon acceptance of your payment you will receive an email receipt with your itinerary.

Refunds / Changes are Simple too!

Full Refunds made up to February 28, 2015  are subject to a 5% processing fee. Refunds from March 1, 2015 to April 15, 2015 , are subject to a 15% Cancellation Fee. After April 15, 2015, refunds are subject to a 50% Cancellation Fee.

All changes to class selections are subject to a 15% Change Fee, if space is available.

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