Felted Bag Retreat
June 10 - 12, 2022
For Rates & Registration information, click here
See tentative schedule and additional information below. 

Local needle-felting artist, Kathy Giroux, will lead participants in creating a felted bag. With Kathy's assistance, participants will design, sew, and line a bag then embellish it with needle felting, embroidery, buttons, and/or beads. No experience sewing or needle felting required. 

Additional photos of completed bag sample and embellishments coming soon. 

Schedule

Friday , June 10, 2022

2:00 – 4:00    Check In

                           Two Sisters Co-owner Tamra Higgins will meet you at our retreat

                           house at 110 Main St., Jeffersonville, Vermont

4:00 – 6:00     Meet Instructor Kathy Giroux and get started!

                           Session 1:  Overview of project

6:00 – 7:15      Walk to local restaurant for dinner. We will make

                           reservations for the group, but each person is responsible for payment

                           for your meal. Let us know if you will not join the group for dinner.

                           Other options are to eat in (take out or cook your own as there is a full

                           kitchen in the house) or eat elsewhere.

7:30 – 9:00     Post dinner – Begin bag design 

 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Upon rising until 9:00 – Continental breakfast.  Full kitchen is available if participants would like to bring something to make.

 

9:00 – Noon (with breaks when needed)   

                          Session III :Hands On! Beginning Your Project

12:00 – 1:00   Lunch – make your own, walk/drive to local grocer or restaurant; a

                          list of options will be provided

1:00 – 5:00 (with breaks when needed)

                          Session IV – Beginning embellishment.

5:00 – 6:00     Down Time

6:00 – 7:15      Dinner reservations made for you at local restaurant or dinner on

                           your own 

7:30ish             Session V – Questions and Answers, Deciding next steps.

 

Sunday , June 12, 2022

Upon rising until 9:00 – Continental breakfast.  Full kitchen is available if participants would like to bring something to make.

9:00 – Noon (with breaks when needed)

                             Session VI – Embellishment and making it your own.

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch – make your own, walk/drive to local grocer or restaurant; a

                             list of options will be provided. (Group will decide how time will be

                             allocated between lunch and continuing to work)

1:00 – 3:00 (with breaks when needed)

                             Session VII – Finishing (and finishing techniques)

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. 

Provided:
     Bed linens and towels
     Continental breakfasts
     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 railtrail/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.