Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Learning Opportunity

At Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF), Morgaine of Carolina Homespun let me know about a conference they were pulling together for 2008. At SOAR, she finally gave me the rest of the details. Here they are from the handout she gave. I am SO going to do this one next year.

Golden Gate Fiber Institute Summer Intensive
July 28 -August 3, 2008

Join us for the first meeting of the Golden Gate Fiber Institute. We have great teachers, a beautiful location, fabulous food and the Pacific Ocean at our door step!

The retreat will be 6 days of instruction. The classes are intensive and each student will take two classes. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Our hope is that by dividing up the day and spending some time with 2 different subjects we will be giving your mind and body time to learn and absorb all the new information and techniques.

Just imagine spending the morning (or afternoon) learning about Estonian lace knitting with Nancy Bush, spinning ancient fibers in new forms with Judith Mackenzie McCuin or Weaving cut silk pile with Sara Lamb and the rest of the day learning about natural dye with Darlene Hayes, freeform crochet and knitting with Myra Wood, or felting with Loyce Ericson.

This is a small retreat in a relaxed atmosphere with lots of time to learn and practice, walk for exercise and inspiration and enjoy your fellow fiber folk. The classes are small to maximize your learning opportunity and provide plenty of individual attention.

The retreat facility is rustic but the location is fantastic! We will be using the YMCA Camp at Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The facility is an old military base set amidst the beauty of the California coast just 5 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. If the accommodations are rustic the food is not! The chef is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and does a magnificent job of providing for a variety of special food needs while making the overall dining experience a pleasure. Visit their website to see more about the camp.

Registration opens Dec 1, 2007

I don't have the total handy - but it was between $800 - $900 - that's a great deal for 6 days of workshops + food + lodging. OK, I am definitely going to this one next year. Any one going to join me?


JudyMac said...

It sounds lovely, but I would have to add in an airplane ticket. It's even cheaper when converted to pounds sterling. I wonder if I can book in advance.

Dharma said...

I am so jealous of all the fiber travel you do. Lucky woman you are.