Wednesday, April 7, 2010



OCTOBER 22nd, 23rd, 24TH, 2010

Come and join us at the Villa Maria Retreat Center for the weekend on Lake Pepin , located about one and a half hours south of the Twin Cities! Enjoy knitting, relaxing and sharing quality time with fellow knitters!

INSTRUCTOR: Susanna Hansson is known to many of you from Yarnover and/or stitches events. She taught Bohus Stickning at the American Swedish Institute last year during the Bohus Stickning exhibition in January. She grew up in Sweden, lives in Seattle, WA and teaches all over North American, in Scandinavia and Japan.

CLASS: Lapland Hand Garments: The Mittens from Rovaniemi, This weekend workshop will focus on Lapland Hand Garments. This little-known technique was used for creating “saw-tooth” like patterns that appear on traditional Sami mittens above the Arctic Circle in Finland, specifically the mittens from Rovaniemi. The class project will be a pair of wristlets. This is one of Susanna’s popular classes and she’s looking forward to bringing it to us!

QUESTIONS: Call Sheryl Hill at 651-388-2905 or via e-mail:

FEE: The cost is $325, which includes your wristlet kit, room, all meals and instruction. Private rooms are available for an additional fee of $35. Please send full payment (or $100 deposit) with your completed registration to hold your space. (Balance due in September)

REGISTRATION: The first 40 applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Send registration and check to: Sheryl Hill, 285 Motel Avenue , Red Wing , MN 55066 . If camp is full when you register, I will let you know and put you on the “waiting list”. CANCELATIONS: If you cancel $50 is non-refundable, the remainder will be refunded if/when a replacement is found from the “waiting list”.

Friday Night is Chinese Auction night! Bring a small “knitted related” item wrapped, no tag, for our fun exchange. You may or may not choose to knit something…..”knitter’s choice”, it’s up to you.

Our group will stay in Marian Hall at the Villa Maria. Historically the Villa Maria was a private boarding school for girls. Our accommodations are shared rooms with bath/shower facilities on the third floor. There is a separate floor for any male knitters interested in attending. Most rooms have a private sink and closet included. There are shared rooms available for two, three or four knitters. Please specify names in your group on the registration. Our meeting area is a large room with a beautiful view overlooking Lake Pepin . All meals are included and served “cafeteria style” in the lower level. Special dietary meals are available upon request. The Villa Maria Center is a non-smoking facility.

CAMP SHIRTS, BAGS, ECT. Camper’s Choice; T-shirts and Sweatshirts in White, Ash, Stone, Gray Heather, Royal, Red, Forrest Green, Burgundy, Navy or Black; Denim long sleeved shirt; all in sizes small to XXL; Knitting Bag (15x13x5), micro-fiber polyester, in black, with a zippered top. All items will include “Minnesota Knitters’ Days” with a “knitting theme” embroidered on them. If you would like any of these items, include it on your registration form.

CHECK IN will be from 4:30-6:00 Friday evening before dinner at 6pm .

HOMEWORK instructions will be sent to you in plenty of time to complete and bring with you to camp, along with a schedule and map.

QUESTIONS: Call Sheryl Hill at 651-388-2905 or via e-mail:




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SIZE (S-XXL) ________ CAMP ITEM(S) PAYMENT $__________

SINGLE ROOM ($35) $__________

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CAMP FEE: $325.00

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