Winter Wooly Retreat 2020

February 7th-9th at Spring Mill Inn

This year we have new vendors joining us, new teachers, and so many exciting things in store. This will truly be a retreat weekend!

For those of you who have attended in previous years things will seem different (again) but that’s because we’re learning and growing and we can’t wait to see what you guys think!

Winter Wooly Retreat 2020

Previous Attendees have until Oct. 1st to sign up, then we will open the registration to new comers!

Price includes

  • Goody Bag filled with everything you need to participate in classes plus lots of fun extras!

  • Two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners

  • Access to vendors throughout the entire weekend

  • 2 class fees and supplies

The cost of the retreat is $200, but please note there is a slight upcharge for covering processing fees through the website or through credit card payments in store. If you’d prefer to write a check for $200 or bring in cash, please bring it in or mail it to:

Melissa Ilgen c/o Serendipity Fibers

415 E. 4th St.

Huntingburg, IN 47542

(You MUST include your dietary restrictions, class preference, and your phone number to be a valid registration!)

Attention! This fee will NOT include your rooms. Please contact Spring Mill Inn directly to book your rooms and be sure to let them know you’re with Winter Wooly Group to get the group rate.

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2020 Schedule

(We will be operating on EASTERN Time Zone!)

Friday 2/7

  • 4-5pm- Registration

  • 5:30pm- Dinner

  • 6pm- Introductions, Shopping with Vendors, Homework, Show and Tell, and Mingling

  • 6:30pm- Crochet Borders with Paige

Saturday 2/8

  • 8am- Chair Yoga

  • 8:30am- Breakfast

  • 9am- Class A- Thrummed Mittens with Paige

    Class B- Portuguese Knitting with Northern Bee

  • Noon- Lunch/ Shopping

  • 2pm- Class A- Thrummed Mittens with Paige

    Class B- Knitting Backwards with BAH Yarns

  • 6pm- Dinner

  • 7pm- Pajama Party (see below for fun details)

Sunday 2/9

  • 8am- Chair Yoga

  • 8:30am- Breakfast

  • 9am- Mini Classes- Tech help with Amanda, Brioche assist with Melissa, Troubleshooting with Paige

  • Noon- Lunch/ Shopping

  • Wrap- up another great year!

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  • Attendees will be participating in two classes, one of which will be Thrummed Mittens with Paige. You will get to choose between Portuguese Knitting and Knitting Backwards for your other class!

    These classes are first come first serve and will seat 30 people. You WILL have the opportunity to purchase the kit for the class you won’t be attending, so have no fear! Everyone will get to learn something new and exciting this year!

  • To enter Spring Mill Park there is a one time fee of $7 at the gate. We encourage you to carpool to the retreat to cut down on cost!

  • Spring Mill Inn has graciously offered us a room discount rate of $109/ night, no matter what style room you request. When making your reservation please confirm that you’re being reserved under Winter Wooly Retreat to get the correct rate!

  • Could you bring…

    If your last name starts with A-M: please bring a 2 Liter or a drink of some kind to share!

    Last name starts with N-Z: please bring a snack or sweet to share!

2020 Classes

Crochet Borders by Paige Shipley

If you’ve always wanted to learn a little crochet to complement your finished pieces bring some already made squares (think washcloth or coaster size), a crochet hook and waste yarn and join Paige for a relaxing tutorial on some beautiful crochet edges. Questions? Ask Paige here:


Thrummed Mittens by Paige Shipley

Join Paige in one of her two sessions (you’ll be assigned at registration) to learn how to create these fluffy and irresistible creations! You’ll be working with wool roving, wool yarn, and DPNS. A bit of ribbing homework will be recommended for Friday before classes begin on Saturday!

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Portuguese Knitting with Melissa Highfill

Join Melissa from Northern Bee Studio as she teaches you the art of Portuguese knitting with Caitlin Hunter’s design, Birds and Ships. Only 30 slots available, first come first serve, but don’t worry, she’ll have kits at her booth all weekend and will be able to get anyone on the road to speedy knitting!

Project image and details coming soon!
— Heather

Knitting Backwards with Heather Robinson

Have you ever thought to yourself “This would go so much faster if I didn’t have to purl!”, well you’re in luck! Learn the subtle art of knitting backwards with Heather Robinson (BAH Yarns) and gain some knitting speed! Only 30 slots available, first come first serve, but don’t worry, BAH will have kits at her booth all weekend and will be able to get anyone on the road to speedy knitting!