July 9-11, 2018 Spinning Around the World

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Spinning Around the World miniSpinner Retreat
with Judith MacKenzie in Port Townsend, Washington


How about exploring the world via a trail of fiber?  The history and sources are fascinating!

Learn about the fibers you are spinning and the homes they come from.
What's the best way to spin silk from China?  Is there only one best way?
What about Yak from India?  Explore how to spin it and make the most of this soft fiber. 
What are yaks like, and what about their home?
Have you ever tried spinning paper?  Well, why not!?  Let's play with this idea from Japan.

Improve your spinning skills to make the most of these luxury and novelty materials!

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

 What's included...

  • Pre-retreat Happy Hour and snacks the first night
  • Two full days of classes with Judith
  • An evening program with Judith


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.


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.