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2016 Mermaid Retreat

Shawl Book MagCloud.pdf(photo copyright Kirsten Kapur Designs/Through The Loops)

I am thrilled to announce that Kirsten Kapur of Kirsten Kapur Designs / Through The Loops will be joining us for the 2016 Mermaid Retreat in Juneau, Alaska!

  • November 17-20 2016
  • Shrine of St. Therese Lodge – Juneau, Alaska
  • All-Inclusive, there are only 15 spots available!
  • Learn to design your own shawl and accessory set
  • Gift bag stuffed with yarns, patterns, fun swag and an exclusive colorway yarn from A Tree Hugger’s Wife Yarns

Join designer Kirsten Kapur of Kirsten Kapur Designs / Through The Loops as she guides us through the process of accessory designing, with a whole day devoted to designing shawls that are exactly what you want!

This retreat is all inclusive.

Meals are prepared daily on site with an emphasis on incorporating ingredients that are fresh and as local as possible.  Special diets are welcomed!

Lodging will be at the Shrine of St. Therese, north of Juneau.  If you are coming from outside of Juneau, there will be a shuttle to take you to the Lodge.  The rooms are shared, please let us know if you have a roommate preference or special need at the time of registration.


What can I expect at the retreat?

Thursday night:  Upon arrival, you will get settled into your cozy room and check out your stuffed gift bag full of goodies selected just for retreat attendees.  Once you’re ready, the rest of the evening is open for knitting, socializing, and relaxing.  Dinner is usually light due to varying arrival times.

Friday:  Wake up to the sounds of shore birds and the smell of coffee.  You are welcome to take a walk along the water, go for a quick run or just relax in your pajamas with a cup of coffee or tea.  Breakfast is served by 8:30 and is family style.  Class starts at 10 am and continues throughout the day, breaking for lunch around 12 and wrapping up by 5.  Dinner is at 6 and the rest of the evening is yours to relax, have a glass of wine (BYOB) and hang out.

Saturday:  A mirror image of Friday with the exception of a different class topic.  After dinner, we will be doing our fun filled “Stash Swap Bash”.  Bring any yarns, needles, tools, bags, books, etc. that you no longer want and they will find a new home.

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Sunday:  There are no formal classes on Sunday, this is the time to get extra help if needed or just relax as the morning starts.  We all share in the duties of cleaning the Lodge (it goes very quickly!), we have to be ready to leave by 12 on Sunday afternoon.


Sign Me Up!

Due to the amount of specialized attention given to each Mermaid during classes, the space is limited to 15 attendees.  There will be no day-use rates.  If you choose to not spend the night, you can still attend but will be charged the same rate as everyone else.  Your spot will not be guaranteed until you have paid in full and receive an email confirming your spot.  The cost for the entire retreat (Thursday-Sunday), including lodging and meals is $400 if you register before July 1.  After July 1, the cost changes to $450.  If the spots all are reserved, there will be a waitlist.

Click HERE to register and pay for your spot.