Registration is Open for November 7-9, 2014 Retreat

July 22, 2014

So happy you are interested in more information (& hopefully attending) this fall’s Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat!!

The retreat site is in Sapphire, North Carolina, about an hour southwest of Asheville, in the North Carolina Mountains.

We have a wonderful venue with walls of windows for natural light, rocking chairs on the wide covered porch overlooking the stream if the weather is warm, as well as double sided fireplaces inside if there’s a chill in the air. Nooks, alcoves, and a library loft just beg for you to pull up a chair, your knitting or spinning (or whatever fiber craft you’re currently enjoying) and enjoy time with new and familiar friends.

The fall Retreat is “All Retreat”, which means there are no formal classes offered (we have those at the spring retreat); however, that doesn’t mean you won’t learn something amazing from the person sitting next to you at any moment in time!

So plan to bring whatever fibery projects you are interested in, new projects you’ve been meaning to get to, problems projects that you’d like help trouble shooting, and allow yourself a lovely weekend away from your regular routines.

Also included in your registration fee: Friday and Saturday catered lunches, Friday evening taco bar, Saturday full dinner, happy hour both evenings, evening activities & contests, an opportunity to sell/swap stash items or other items you make (more info on that on the registration form), coffee-tea-sodas and snacks during the day, and the priceless gift of time to relax, make progress on your WIPs, laugh, and enjoy yourself for the entire weekend.

Piqued your interest? Click the link on the right side bar to access the registration form. Post here or join in the Ravelry group (Carolina Fiber Frolic) if you have any questions; we’d love to welcome you this fall to the Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat!

Save the Dates for the next 2 Retreats!

May 5, 2014

November 7-9, 2014 for the fall Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat

March 20-22, 2015 for the annual spring Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat with vendors & optional classes
 
Let me know if you have teacher recommendations, suggestions, or class topics that you are particularly interested in. I’m compiling lists and sending out queries, and would love to know what you’re especially interested in, or think you will be interested in next spring.
 
More information will be posted here as registration information is available.
 
Happy Crafting!

Spring 2014 Retreat was Wonderful!

March 31, 2014

It was a wonderful weekend that went by too quickly!!! Thanks to all our instructors, vendors, caterer, but most importantly: Thanks to everyone who attended!!! All who came, whether long-time friends or new friends attending for the first time, are a great group of people who welcome the opportunity to gather, play, produce, learn, eat, laugh, and enjoy a fiber filled weekend. The Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat is a great event because of the participation of great people!

I’ll get caught up soon and post some of our photos, but in the meantime, Michiele has already put up her blog post about the weekend – you should take a look! Thanks Michiele! Here’s her blog addy: http://knitonregardless.blogspot.com

Once the fall Retreat and next spring’s 6th Annual Retreat dates are set, I’ll post them here. Until then, have fun creating with fiber!

March 28-30, 2014 Retreat Registration Is Open

January 27, 2014

Yes it’s true! Teachers have been hired, supplies are ordered, door prizes are being gathered, and fantastic classes are waiting for you! We hope that You will join us at the next Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat!

This will be our 5th Annual Spring Retreat and it promises to be the best one yet! Click on the link in the right hand side bar to read all the class descriptions, see who the teachers are and start making your plans to join the Frolic in the Mountains. We have a fabulous mountain resort center setting and a great caterer to complete the perfect weekend getaway for you and your newest fiber loving friends.

Hope to see you soon!

Seacell and tea

Is this your seat?

March 20, 2013

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We’re looking forward to spending time with wonderful fiber friends this weekend. Some we’ve already met, others will soon be new friends…. as you can see, we have comfortable chairs and warm fireplaces if it’s chilly outside. If you’re not coming this time, we hope you’ll join us at a future retreat!!

Carolina Fiber Frolic Spring Retreat: March 22-24, 2013

January 18, 2013

It’s here, It’s here, read all about it!!

The class descriptions for all 14 classes that are being offered this spring, info on all 6 teachers who are going to be joining us, the registration form which you can either fill out on-line or print and mail, as well as info you need to make your housing accommodations – it’s (hopefully) all here!!
Details:
What: Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat (all types of fiber activity are welcome!)
When: March 22-24, 2013
Where: Sapphire Valley Resort, Sapphire, North Carolina (in the western NC mountains)
We hope you’ll come, bring a project and enjoy a relaxing and productive weekend, or sign up for up to 5 different classes over the course of the weekend and expand your fiber knowledge. We hope to see you at the Frolic!!
Let me know if you have any questions – hope you’re as excited as I am!!!

Carolina Fiber Frolic Fall Retreat: Nov 9-11, 2012

June 21, 2012

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year (probably because it means the heat of the summer is behind us….) I say this every year & my family responds with “yes, we know that because you say it every fall”. Well, it’s good to be consistent, right?

The first Carolina Fiber Frolic Fall Retreat is shaping up to be a fabulous event. We’re including some favorite parts of the spring retreat, like the evening socials, the friendly atmosphere, and the pleasures of working with fiber, but we also are working hard to make the Fall event unique!

We’re planning a Stash-Swap-Sale evening, as well as an opportunity for attendees to sell other hand made items that they make year round!

We are working on a very special “pre-retreat” bonus day that will take place on Thursday, November 8, so you’ll want to pencil that day onto your calendar too. We’re still working out all the details & can’t wait to share it with you. We think you are going to love this unique opportunity!!

If you want to be added to the Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat e-mail list, send a message to Jan AT CarolinaFiberFrolic DOT com and you’ll be kept up to date with plans and registration information.

Thanks for your interest in and support of the Carolina Fiber Frolic!!

Upcoming Retreat Dates

May 22, 2012

Everyone had such a great time at the Spring 2012 retreat, that we’ve already booked dates for the next 2 events!

November 9-11, 2012

March 22-24, 2013

The conference center is booked, our amazing caterer is looking forward to serving us, the housing block is set up & we are busy hatching plans to make these 2 events memorable for you.

Get the dates on your calendars now & let us know if you’d like to be added to the e-mail list for registration information.

Thanks and we look forward to having you join us at our next event!

 

She’s a Cover Girl & She’s Teaching at the Carolina Fiber Frolic

March 20, 2012

Kate Larson, who is teaching two classes at the upcoming Carolina Fiber Frolic retreat has an(other) article in the newest Spin-Off magazine. Not only that, but her work is featured on the cover! Come take a class with her at the Frolic before she starts taking her classes around the globe & you won’t be able to catch up with her. Seriously, she’s coming to us!  She’s teaching Making the Most of Your Handcards, as well as Spinning the Three Leicesters. Click on the link in the right side bar for all the class and registration information.

 

 

Here a Leicester, There a Leicester, Everywhere a Leicester Leicester

March 9, 2012

Have you gotten into a rut with your spinning? Do you want to learn about different sheep breeds but don’t know where to start? There is such an incredible variety of wool to spin that you owe it to yourself to learn more about the types of wool available to you for future projects.

Come to this class and start (or continue) your wooly journey. Kate Larson, from the Spinning Daily blog and one of this year’s national SOAR retreat teachers will share her knowledge of the Three Leicesters: Blueface, Border, and English. These 3 breeds share a deep history, but have become very different breeds. Luster longwool fleeces create versatile yarns that can be used for the finest lustrous lace or durable socks and sweaters. You will learn how the breeds developed and diverged, fiber preparation, spinning methods, project ideas, and where to find these fibers.

Why travel to the other side of the country to take a class with Kate when she is traveling to North Carolina to join the Carolina Fiber Frolic in the Mountains?

You won’t be able to think about “just plain wool” ever again. For full class details: click on the link to the right.


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