Greetings from a very moist Northern California Coast. The studio is buzzing with classes and a KAL and the bright spot in all the rain and swollen rivers has been the actual SWEATER knitting weather we have had. It feels really great to wear some of our projects - past and present - in this rather extended reminder that sometimes we do still have winter after all the drought years without it.
The atmospheric rivers have swept me into summer daydreams and anticipation for the remarkable Norah Gaughan Retreat on August 9-12, 2019.
This event’s focus on Nature’s Shapes and Colors provides a unique opportunity to be engaged with our teachers, Norah and Emily, in an environment that inspires them in their work.
Our home base is the Marshall Wall, on the eastern shore of Tomales Bay overlooking the northern peninsula of the Point Reyes National Seashore. We will use our location at Marconi State Park to explore the beaches and trails in the area making observations of natural shape and color and how that translates into knitwear design.
We are very fortunate to be sponsored by Brooklyn Tweed for the yarns we will work with at this Retreat. Arbor and Peerie are bringing their rich palette to our needles and it will be a special treat to have Norah and Emily introducing us to these materials.