Loom Retreat 2010

Loom Knitting Retreat - Sept 23-25th in Murphysboro IL,

near Carbondale

Session Days

Thursday Eve session - getting to know each other, loom review, stitch review, swatching, intro to Kiss Loom, washcloth project

Friday Morning session - colorwork techniques - fair isle vs intarsia vs stranded colorwork

Friday Afternoon session - color designing/colorwork project (soap sack) - some will work on project, some will design and then switch.

Friday Evening session - finishing techniques...single crochet edging, seaming techniques, how to make buttons

Saturday Morning session - more finishing techniques - casting on using waste yarn, bag lining tips and techniques, tote project

Saturday Afternoon – Field Trip to the local Yarn Shoppe. Lots of great yarn, pretty reasonable prices for the yarn.

Saturday Evening session - guest choice Q&A, "Open Studio" session of going over what has been learned so far and catching up on the projects if things aren't done yet, scrubby short-row project and needle felting demonstration.

Supplies Needed

2 crochet hooks - 1 size D and 1 size H, yarn needle, loom pick.

Registration Fee Includes All of the Following Great Things!!!

Thursday – Saturday Sessions, Gift Tote, yarn needed for projects, Kiss Loom, Friday and Saturday Lunches and snacks throughout the retreat.

Registration Cost

Pre-Registration: $115.00 until midnight central time on Sept 5th

After Sept 5th registration is $150.00.


Kelly Jones
Angela Philipp


Please note the hotels listed below had good reviews and are fairly new. This can not be said of all hotels in Carbondale. Please read reviews before picking a hotel not on this list.

Super 8 1180 East Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-8822 - rates avail from $55 per night plus taxes
Hampton Inn 2175 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, IL 62901(618) 549-6900 - rates avail from $99 per night plus taxes
Holiday Inn Hotel 2300 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, IL 62901(618) 549-2600 - rates avail from $108 per night plus taxes

If you are interested in sharing a room to cut down on costs please let me know and i'll put you in contact with others.


Friday and Saturday lunch included, subs one day and pizza's the next
Friday dinner together but self pay
Saturday dinner on your own - but if people are around maybe we'll eat together
Snacks throughout - pretzels, fruit, cheese, veggies, coffee, soda

Click on buy now to pay for the retreat.  You will also need to fill out the registration form.  Please email with any questions - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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