On the weekend I went to a knitting retreat that was held in a converted barn in Wakefield, Quebechttp://the-barn.ca/. It was used as a summer home by a family and is now rented out for retreats. As you enter the barn there are all kinds of textiles hanging from the walls as art. You are immediately enveloped by the warmth of comfy chairs , old beams and bookcases in every room.
The living room had a turquoise tiled fireplace that was shipped from Europe.
The organizershttp://threecrazyknitters.wordpress.com were Kathryn Drysdale, of Riverside Studio, who is an artist and and indie dyer. She gave a dying workshop that was fun and informative. It gave me a real appreciation for the work that she does to acheive those rich and beautiful colours that she makes....
Julie taught us short rows,& double knitting ( which I loved and plan to make a scarf ) She is such a great teacher, extemely knowledgeable and loads of fun.
|Kathryn and Julie|
|our hand painted yarns drying in the sun|
|a reading nook outside the bedroom|
|there's that fireplace!|
|Julie's daughter ,who is a baker in Maine, made these cookies as a gift.|
|Julie , Kathryn and \Maureen , 3 Crazy Knitters|
|all of us wearing our hand painted skeins|
|the 2 skeins to the left are the ones I dyed and the 2 to the right are Riverside Studio|
It was a wonderful weekend. Thank you to the 3 Crazy Knitters!
|the purple and yellow one is the one i was working on :)|