From the heart stitchers

Retreat - From the Heart Stitchers

2015 Retreat - Saturday August 29 - "Colors of the World"

Registration for the Retreat is closed but you may still request that an additional Purple Book be put on hold for you should you wish one.  The Registration form can be used for that purpose and should be sent to Beth Williamson.

As of this writing, we have a full house and also have 8 people on the waiting list.  Beth is closely monitoring what happens and, if a spot opens you, the next person in line will be contacted by Beth and offered that space.

If you discover, for any reason, prior to two weeks from the date of the Retreat (that is prior to Saturday 15th August) that you cannot attend, please contact Beth immediately at (804)233-4046 (h),, or 804-920-1542 (c) and you will receive a full refund of your $35 donation should you want one as we will potentially have time to put another person in your slot. Following that deadline, or should you not show on the day, we will not be in a position to refund your donation as we will have already committed on your behalf to The Place at Innsbrook.

This year we plan to offer 8 different classes throughout the day and, in order to give you a chance to plan your time we have come up with the following tentative schedule for the classes. These times may change slightly but, we hope, not too much.  We are not scheduling any classes while our speakers will be presenting but there is a possibility there may be a Bingo/class time run over - that is not fully determined yet. Please note, also, that the vendor stalls will be open all day. The current class schedule is:

11:00 am   
Interpreting Crochet Abbreviations. Jacqueline Muoio will show you the abbreviations and then show you how to work them.

Get Two the Point: Tips for Knitting with Double Point Needles with Carol Farmer.  Carol will teach the basics of casting on, joining your work and other tips of working with DP needles.

Chainless Crochet taught by Becky Hux.  Becky will teach both the single and double crochet method which does not require making a chain. She will also teach you how to create a piece of crochet which looks just like knitting.

Crocheted Hot Pad. Susan Ford will teach you how to create a hot pad suitable for any last minute gift.

11:45 am
Making your Own Dryer Ball Using Roving with Linda Hague.  Linda will teach you how to create a dryer ball to eliminate static in a clean, non-toxic, odor-free way.

Tunisian Crochet with Lois Parlow.  Lois will be teaching the basics of Tunisian Crochet, how to cast on, work a row, cast off....

Mosaic Pot Holder.  Johnnie Wood has developed an extremely unique crochet stitch which can be used for any number of projects. He will share that stitch with you though teaching its use for a Pot Holder. There is also a pattern in the Purple Book for a blanket using this stitch.

Knitted Bookmark with Cathryn Goodman. A prerequisite for this class is that you must be able to work both the knit and purl stitch in knitting. If you wish to take your work away from the class with you, please provide your own set of US #6 needles (#5 if you have a loose tension). Yarn will be provided.

Knitted Bookmark with Cathryn Goodman
Mosaic Pot Holder with Johnnie Wood.
Tunisian Crochet with Lois Parlow
Making your Own Dryer Ball Using Roving with Linda Hague

Crocheted Hot Pad with Susan Ford
Chainless Crochet with Becky Hux
Get Two the Point: Tips for Knitting with Double Point Needles with Carol Farmer
Interpreting Crochet Abbreviations with Jacqueline Muoio

Please note that all supplies will be provided for the classes and will include a take-away instruction sheet.  Yarn will not need to be left at the table but needles will so, if you think you might not complete the sample piece but will want to take it away with you, you should consider bringing your own hook and/or needle for use at the class. If you have a particular class in mind and want to know what size hook or needle the class will be using, just give me a call or send me an email to find out. My contact information is below.

As I said above, these class times may be subject to a slight change as we finalize the schedule but they should give you a chance to at least make some preliminary plans for your own day.

If you have any questions about any of the above, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
(804) 683-9015

Click for a form to mail in in order to reserve an extra copy of The Purple Book


From the Heart 9th Annual Retreat was held:
August 23, 2014 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
The Place at Innsbrook, 4036-C Cox Road, Dominion Blvd Glen Allen, VA 23060
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(58 images taken by Jackie Jones)


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