the date

Thursday afternoon April 20th through Sunday morning April 23rd, 2017

The Event

Three nights of lodging, meals, activities, giveaways, and inspiring talks

Kick back, share stories, enjoy great food and peaceful surrounds at IslandWood, Bainbridge Island, WA

If you need help with a pattern, or want to explore a stitch technique, or are curious about a fiber, just ask

We'll be hanging out with you the whole time, keeping your needles moving


Julie Hoover, Catherine Lowe, Clara Parkes, and Cecelia Campochiaro


Registration opens on Saturday 01/28/2017 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

All registration will be handled through Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

Click here for more details and be ready to grab your spot!



Clara Parkes

Author of five books including the New York Times bestselling KnitlandiaClara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community. Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, and yarns, Parkes has championed the notion of slowing down and paying closer attention to what you knit. She divides her time between city and country in Maine, always writing from a desk in the kitchen.



Cecelia Campochiaro

Cecelia appeared on the knitting scene in 2015 with her debut book, Sequence Knitting.  Textiles, photography and the arts have been a lifelong passion running in parallel with her technical life.  Knitting was a causal pastime until she had an ah-ha moment in 2010, and realized that textured fabrics could be created by the simple repetition of a sequence of stitches. This idea evolved into Sequence Knitting, which is a mindful approach to knitting that leads to textured reversible fabrics. Her current obsession is how to best use different yarns and colors in combination with sequence knitting stitch patterns to make new and interesting fabrics. Cecelia lives and works in Silicon Valley, where she develops specialized microscopes used in computer chip manufacturing.



The Location

Bainbridge Island’s world-famous IslandWood leads by example with sustainable design that’s breathtakingly beautiful. You’ll eat in a naturally-ventilated Dining Hall and mingle in congenial gathering areas. IslandWood’s Northwest-style lodges offer well-being in a natural setting. Each room has a private bath and is appointed with thoughtful details, including a window above each bed that invites in the natural setting. Each lodge also features a spacious great room, complete with a fireplace and comfortable gathering space for knitting together. Between the hospitality of the staff at IslandWood and the amazing team at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, you will feel right at home.

See you There!