Weaving Retreat on Camano Island – OCT 26th – 28th, 2018

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Weaving Retreat on Camano Island with Mandy Greer, OCTOBER 26th – 28th, 2018

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:     SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Join Seattle fiber-based multidisciplinary artist, Mandy Greer, on a retreat to the woods of Camano Island for an expanded version of her popular Wall Hanging Weaving Basics Workshop, teaching the basics and more fancy stitches of tapestry weaving in her own unique style, on handmade table looms with heddle, using a huge collection of luxurious boutique yarns, ethically sourced handspun and hand-dyed yarns, roving and up-cycled fabrics.   You’ll have more than 10 + hours to create a detailed weaving, even if you are a total beginner!

Immerse yourself in weaving while soaking up the gorgeous peaceful natural environment, and come home with a one-of-a-kind piece you’ll be proud of!

 

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Connect, slow down, be inspired by the calm of nature and inspire each other!

ABOUT THE LODGE:  We’ll be resting and creating together at a private rustically elegant hand-built timber frame lodge set on a 20 acre beaver pond wildlife sanctuary at the north end of Camano Island, WA.   Surrounded by 360 degrees of forest and wetlands at the end of a private road, come relax and explore the 2.5 acres of both landscaped and natural habitat, a 6 person enzyme-only hot tub, a large bonfire fire pit with café tables, a quiet reading nook under wisteria arbor, horse shoes and nearby state parks and beaches.

 

 

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Lodging fees: I’ve prioritized creating a lot of different options financially to make this retreat accessible to people with a range of incomes. Rooms range from semi-private to a very special private adobe dome in the woods on the property with its own bathroom and kitchen, ranging from $45-$240 a night, with the option to share the rooms with a friend, and a two-person friend discount for the workshop as well. Lodging includes linens/towels and a breakfast of homemade fruit crisp cobbler, light meat and cheese, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. Lodging is limited and first come-first served, so register quickly.

Reserve lodging below at the same time you register for workshop. 

Workshop fee: $100.00 per person, with 4 spots only for day-trippers in no need of lodging. Two-Person Friend Discount for lodgers is $170 for 2 people. Fee includes all tools, use of looms and all materials, and yummy treats and drinks and lodge amenities like hot-tub and bonfires.  Community Potluck Lunch the day of the workshop – bring a little-enjoy a lot! And optional $15 handcrafted vegetarian taco bar the evening following the workshop.   Register below. 

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Schedule:

Friday OCT 26, 2018

– 4-6pm: arrivals and check in: relax, get settled, explore, snack/drinks, hot tub.

– 6pm-7pm: Optional group dusk hike at Camano Island State Park or explore on your own.  We’ll be grabbing some driftwood to mount our weavings!

– 7:30pm: Dinner on your own or optional communal potluck. Beautiful fully-stocked kitchen available for your use until 9pm (reserved for breakfast baking)

-The rest of the evening is yours to relax, explore the grounds, hot tub, enjoy community around the fire-pit, and peruse the yarns for next day’s workshop.

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Saturday OCT 27th, 2018

– 8am-9am: Breakfast

-9:30am-11am:  optional group hike on trails at Camano Island State Park

-11:30am: Day Trippers arrive, setting out of potluck lunch buffet

– 12noon-5pm: Weaving Workshop! Day-trippers, please arrive by 11:45am

– At 5pm, workshop instruction ends, but you are welcome to continue on your weaving all night long. Or venture out exploring, hot tub, reading in the garden, connecting around the bonfire!

6:30pm: optional vegetarian taco bar dinner $15 per person. Kitchen is available to cook on your own after 6:30pm.

The rest of the evening is yours to continuing to weave, sharing our work, relaxing by the fire, hot tub!, quiet evening moments in the garden, horse shoes and free time.

-8pm: Day-trippers depart

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 Sunday OCT 28th, 2018

-8am-9am: Breakfast

-10am: weaving looms and materials are available until 10am, then community clean-up.

-11am: check out and good byes!

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REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP HERE WITH PAYPAL:      

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  SEPTEMBER 25th, 2018

Choose your Options:

1)     Day-Tripper Workshop fee: $100.00     (3 spaces — more may open up)   

-attend the workshop Oct 27th from 12-5pm, continue weaving or hot-tub/bonfire until 8pm

 

2)       Workshop fee for single Lodgers staying the weekend:  $100.00   

3)      Workshop fee for Two-Person Friend discount for Lodgers: $170                               Please email me with contact info of friend you are registering with.

4)      Optional Vegetarian Taco Bar dinner, Sat, OCT 27, 6:30pm: $15 per person

-with GF/Vegan options!

If you are registering for the workshop as a lodger, please choose and pay for lodging at the same time as you pay for your workshop — i.e. not at a later date. Space will not be held open for you!

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 LODGING OPTIONS:   reserve with PAYPAL, click on option

DEADLINE TO RESERVE is SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Lodging includes linens/towels, breakfast, snacks and all lodge amenities. Each bedroom shares a bathroom with one other room, except private dome and master suite.

Lodging is limited, reserve quickly.

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– Upstairs Bedroom: Queen Bed: $180 per night, can be shared by two friends

-Reserve Here: $360

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 -DownStairs Bedroom: Queen Bed: $180 per night, can be shared by two friends

-french doors open onto the garden!

-Reserve Here: $360   SOLD OUT

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 -Downstairs Bedroom: Twin Bunk Beds: $110 per night, can be shared by two friends

-Reserve Here: $220    SOLD OUT

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-Super Special 250 sq. ft. Private Hand-built Adobe Eco Dome on the property: Queen bed, a kitchenette and a half bath/shower:   $210  per night, can be shared by two friends

-Reserve Here: $420 

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-Upstairs Master Suite, spacious with private whirlpool bath: Queen Bed: $240 per night, can be shared by two friends

-Reserve Here: $480

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-Main floor Bedroom, Full pull-out bed, $135 per night,  can be shared by two friends

-french door onto garden!

Reserve Here: $270     SOLD OUT

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-Downstairs Budget Couch-surf: semi-private: sofa bed, $45 per night, single person only: room is communal space with downstairs bedrooms, cabinet for your belongings.

**Please note:  this room is shared space during the day**

Reserve Here: $90      SOLD OUT

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ABOUT Registration and POLICIES :          PLEASE READ

-You must pre-register to reserve your spot in the workshop, and the lodging. A detailed informational email will be sent to you 3 weeks before the retreat. Please insure your paypal email is correct, or you won’t get this.

-Only complete registrations, paid in full, with completed contact information of all participants, will receive the Informational Email.

-Deadline to register is SEPTEMBER 25 2018   

  If workshop and lodging minimums are not met by this date, the retreat will be canceled and you will receive a refund.  Please spread the word about the retreat!

-You may cancel your registrations and be fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. After that time, workshop fees and lodging are not refundable but can be transferred to a friend. Or contact me to see if there is a waiting list. **The policy is firm**

-Only registered workshop participants may stay the night.

-If workshop or lodging options sell out, contact me to be placed on a waiting list.

-The workshop is suitable for people 12 and up. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is also a registered participant.

-This is a community experience, not at a hotel with a staff. You will be expected to be responsible for yourself, your belongings and your mess. And to treat the beautiful property with respect. Which is great! It’s empowering being a responsible adult. Lodge House rules include shoes off inside, no smoking, and showering before using the enzymes- only hot tub.

-You may bring your own food to meet your dietary needs, but be aware that there is one fridge to share among all participants; as well cooking time in kitchen is shared and limited, so keep it simple.

 

 

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Forested Hot Tub and Bonfire Fun after a day of weaving!

 

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About Mandy Greer:

Mandy Greer is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates heightened narrative space through fiber-based installation, photography, performance, film and community-based action.

She teaches her experimental approach to fiber workshops in her own Columbia City, Seattle-based studio.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Centro di Cultura Contemporanea at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy; Cathedral St. John the Divine in NYC; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; Aqua Art Miami; Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Mandy has received numerous awards including the Arts Innovator Award from Artists Trust/The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation and the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. She has been featured and reviewed in many publications including the New York Times, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Redefine Magazine, Seattle Magazine and Art Ltd.

 

Mandy Greer has an MFA from the University of Washington, and has taught clay, fiber and art in a broad spectrum of settings. She has taught as an adjunct professor at The University of Washington and The University of South Florida. She has taught school-aged and adult programs at The Frye Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, The Hudson River Museum and through Seattle Public Schools and Mercer Island School district. She has lectured and taught workshops at UW, Evergreen State University, Western Washington University and Emory University, and has designed and taught clay curriculum to teachers in Bellevue Public Schools.

 

 

 

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