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CLF NEWS: Retreat Update

Ok crochet fans…Just a reminder that I’m working on the webpages for the retreat. I’m ALMOST done. It’s not hard to make the pages, but I was trying to figure out the logistics of how to set them up, and I have finally figured out the simplest route.

Now as you know this retreat is a bit different, people will register for their classes with the individual instructors after they sign up for the retreat…making the pages work so that you didn’t have a GAGILLION pages to surf through was my issues, and I think I have solved it 😉

The retreat will only have three hours of formal class time in the morning, but the rest of each day will be full or creative crochet opportunity with a fun packed program each night!

Teachers will be:

Deborah Burger (cerdeb on Ravelry), Bonnie Pierce (Nationally reknown freeforming Diva), Jim “Jimbo” Price (Hook maker extraordinaire), Laurie Wheeler (aka Fearless Leader), and Karen Whooley (Nationally known crochet teacher and prolific author).  Guest speakers will include, Andee Graves, Jim Price and myself and we’ll have a yarn tasting!!

Big thanks to the Center for Wooden Boats for partnering with us on this event! Remember to book your cabins or bed and breakfast accomodations now! You can find more information on our Website, and I should have everything ready for registration by the end of  this coming week.

Fearless Leader’s Special Hook

I’ve been meaning to show off my special hook. My dear friend and CLF member, Jimbo creator of “Dippy” the world’s largest hook, created this fabulous hook for me. It’s so special and unique, it’s made from the core of my good friend “Dippy.”

CLF Certified World's Most Humongous Hook

Me (Fearless Leader) hugging on our Big Man about Town "Dippy the Wonder Hook"...

Unveiling the hook at Twisted in Portland, OR

CLF Certified World's Most Humongous Hook
Me (Fearless Leader) hugging on our Big Man about Town “Dippy the Wonder Hook”…

It’s hard to resist that big hook’s charm! All 4+ feet and 28lbs of hook! And yes we were able to use him!

It was great to watch our beloved Jimbo watch his baby be fondled by all and sundry!
(We also got to hang out with his lovely family, and gosh Karol is a keeper!)
International Fiber Artist Rockpool Candy,  got the partay started and set up the most fabulous “warp” for the web, upon which we anchored crochet chains!
Still more room to play with on the web! Could use even more people at the event today from 12noon through 4pm!
Be there or be…well not cool

Twistedpdx, Crochet, Handspinning, Giant Web, Halloween Party

Twistedpdx, Crochet, Handspinning, Giant Web, Halloween Party

 

And just so you know if you are planning on spinning at this event PLEASE Bring natural colored wool…Crocheters needed to make the web!