2015 Fall Workshop

British and Dutch Guernseys Knitting Workshop

October 1-4, 2015

The application period for the 2015 fall workshop has ended, and the workshop is full. Email us at info@schoolhousepress.com if you would like to be placed on the waiting list. In 2016, we are tentatively planning two workshops to accommodate the growing interest in our workshops.

Workshop Description:

In the fall of 2015, our knitting topic is British and Dutch Guernseys. We will bring pertinent example sweaters and books for inspiration. We will also discuss the history of this traditional garment.

Featured techniques include: Purl-seams, gussets, shoulder straps, and Channel Island Cast On, along with a variety of stitch-patterns.

As always, our knitting workshops are both instructional and conversational; our knitting discussions can go in any direction according to the wishes of our participants.

After the application period has drawn to a close, knitters will receive more information about possible homework, though homework is usually optional.

Please read General Workshop information below.

Dear Knitters,

Schoolhouse Press is now offering one workshop each fall in addition to our regular summer knitting camps/retreats. Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen co-teach the fall workshop which is based on a different topic each year.

We limit workshops to approximately 25 participants, so each knitter will have ample opportunity to ask questions and receive individual feedback. We held a variety of workshops with different themes from 2007 to 2014, and we look forward to welcoming a group of knitters in fall of 2015.

The workshops take place at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin where we hold our summer knitting camps. The workshop includes an afternoon visit to the Schoolhouse Press warehouse to shop and explore "The Sweater Room," where all the knitted treasures of EZ and MS are stored.
Daily Schedule:

Thursday afternoon/evening (check in after 3 p.m., and 5:45 welcome supper)

Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 (Class)
Saturday 9 a.m.-12:00 (Class); 12:30-1:30 Lunch, 2:00-? Visit Schoolhouse Press
Sunday 9 a.m.-12:00 (Class)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening after dinner our classroom will be open for knitters to gather and receive individual assistance.

We stay at The Holiday Inn Conference Center in Marshfield, WI with all the amenitites you expect, including fridge and microwave in the rooms, an indoor pool/hot tub, basic workout room, and an attached bar and restaurant. We also have a room for our classes and a separate dining area for our group meals.

We include a supper buffet on your arrival night, lunches on Friday and Saturday, and a breakfast on Sunday morning, in addition to snacks, coffee, and tea during our breaks. Also, each knitter will receive a coupon for a meal at The Kitchen Table restaurant, operated by Meg's sister Lloie. Non-knitting companions may join us for the Thursday supper buffet.

By air: Madison, WI, Minneapolis, MN, Milwaukee, WI, or Chicago, IL airports all have feeder lines to Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA, phone:715-693-2147) in Mosinee/Wausau, WI (35 miles east of Marshfield). A van shuttle service from CWA to the hotel is available through the Holiday Inn; the cost varies, call the hotel for information (Holiday Inn Marshfield, 715-486-1500 and press 4 for the front desk). Or you can rent a car at either CWA or a major airport (Madison, approx drive time: 2.5 hrs, Milwaukee, WI approx drive time: 4 hours, Mpls, MN, approx drive time: 3 hrs, Chicago, IL approx drive time: 5.5 hours, CWA approx drive time: 35 minutes)

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Workshop Tuition (2014 Tuition; 2015 Tuition TBD by time of application)

Tuition includes lodging, some meals, and teacher's fees. Transportation is not included.

Single ($1045)
Double w/knitting workshop roommate ($935)
Double with a non-knitting companion ($1065)
Off-campus ($800)

Questions? Call us at (715) 884-2799 or send us an email.