January 8-10, 2018 Spinning Complex Yarns

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$395 required

Spinning Complex Yarns miniSpinner Retreat
with Judith MacKenzie in Port Townsend, Washington

 Learn how to spin and ply yarns with 2 or more layers of twist

  • Make cabled yarns
  • Compound cables
  • Boucles - seed & loop
  • Brushed yarns
  • Play with color and texture
  • Explore various "recipes" for all those complex yarns

This retreat will be back up in Port Townsend in the meeting room of the lovely Bishop Hotel.

 What's included...

  • Pre-retreat Happy Hour and snacks the first night and evening program with the HansenCrafts crew
  • Two full days of classes with Judith
  • An evening program with Judith
  • Optional side trip to Taylored Fibers following the last day’s class.  There you will learn about Barry Taylor’s fiber processing operation and see his big carder at work.  There is also a retail opportunity possible.  Keep this in mind when booking your travel arrangements if you'd like to participate.


Lodging is not included.
Accommodations will be at the charming Bishop Victorian Hotel & sister hotel The Swan in downtown Port Townsend. 
Contact The Bishop Hotel directly to book your room.  Mention “E-Spinning Retreat” for special rates.  All rooms have a bed and a hide-a-bed to make room sharing a possibility.  There are also some 2-bedroom suites available.
There are a couple ground floor rooms for anyone with a problem with stairs.  Please specify when you make your reservation.  First come, first served on this as well.   Call 800-824-4738 for reservations.

Check out PT guide.com for alternative hotels, if you’d like.

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  Cancellation Policy...

  • For cancellations up to one month in advance, a cancellation fee of $100 will be retained.
  • Sorry, there are no refunds for cancellations made within one month of the retreat, UNLESS we can fill your place two weeks before, in which case we will refund your tuition less the $100 cancellation fee.  This compensates us for the considerable time and effort required to fill your place at this late date.  We will try to assist you in any way we can.  We do not allow trading of class spaces without contacting us for approval.
  • No one wants to have to cancel just a few weeks or less before the retreat and if they do it is because of a change in personal circumstances, illness, or something far more serious.  We understand the serious nature of cancellations, but HansenCrafts cannot bear the sole risk for the circumstances that cause you to cancel.  We all take risks when we buy tickets ahead.  HansenCrafts has a cancellation and refund policy that is generous by the standards of most events.  We will do everything we reasonably can to fill your spot prior to the retreat but it is ultimately your responsibility if we cannot.