Macrame Sling Chair
April 29 - May 1, 2022
photos of chairs are likenesses of finished product.
Want to create something not only beautiful but functional? Join us at Two Sisters for our 3 day Macrame Sling Chair Retreat led by macrame artist Kaylee Rumley! Each student will have the opportunity to macrame a chair of their very own. In addition to making chairs, we’ll explore the age-old craft of macrame and will spend time learning basic knots. There will be lots of hands-on experience and individualized support. No prior experience necessary - beginners welcome! We will be working with a wooden chair frame and cotton cord.
Friday April 29, 2022
2:00 - 4:00 Check In
4:00 - 6:00 Session 1: Welcome! Introduction to macrame. Going over and practicing basic knots.
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner reservations at a local restaurant or on your own.
8:00 - 9:00 Session 2: (optional) More practice with knots
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Rising until 9:00 Continental breakfast with full kitchen if participants would like to bring something.
9:00 - 12:00 Session 3: Assemble chair kits, choose a pattern (or create one), prep material, and let the knotting begin! (Breaks when needed)
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch - Bring your own or walk to The Farm Store or other local shop/restaurant.
1:00 - 5:00 Session 4: Work on project. (Breaks when needed)
5:00 - 6:00 Rest/down time
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner reservations at local restaurant or on your own.
8:00 - 9:00 Session 5: Questions & Answers, Feedback
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Rising until 9:00 - Continental breakfast with full kitchen if participants would like to bring something.
9:00 - 12:00 Session 6: Continue to work on project.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch - Bring your own or walk to The Farm Store or other local shop/restaurant
1:00 - 4:00 Session 7: Finish chair.
If a participant finishes their chair early, a plant hanger pattern or simple wall hanging pattern will be available to start.
4:00 Wrap up, pack up, check out
Additional Retreat Details
The retreat takes place at 110 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Vermont in a historic house that once served as the local parsonage. While the house wouldn't be considered luxurious, it and its rooms are large and comfortable.
Bed linens and towels
Full kitchen for lunches and dinner if you opt to make your own
List of options for eating out or take out for lunches and dinner on Saturday
What to Bring
Pillows and blankets you can't sleep without
Good walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing and outerwear
Snacks and any food items you would like to prepare for yourself
Outdoor gear if you plan on taking walks on the local rail trail/bike path or renting a bicycle from the bike shop, Bootlegger Bikes, which is a couple doors down from the retreat house.
What NOT to Bring
Fancy clothing or valuables of any sort
Jeffersonville is a rural community geared towards outdoor activities
(hiking, biking, walking, canoeing and kayaking in the
summer and fall; skiing, snowboarding in the winter).
If you plan on staying extra time
in the vicinity before or after the retreat, and plan on visiting the Stowe or Burlington area,
then "nicer" clothes are legit. Long and short of it, bring what you're comfortable in.