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Join us for "In A Yarn Basket’s" Second Annual Fall Fiber Retreat at McCormick’s Creek State Park!
Registration opens August 11th. Only 30 spots are available, so don’t wait to put down your deposit.  Renew old friendships from last year and make new friends!
  • Friday night – dinner at the Canyon Inn Restaurant (not included in price), meet-&-greet, and a sock-yarn mystery swap.  Bring a unused skein of clean, odor free sock yarn to destash and go home with new-to-you yarn! 
    NEW this year:  Fiber Fashion Show: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    There will be prizes for Worst First Project (The Bad), Best Garment (The Good), and Ugliest Fiber Piece (The Ugly).  Pieces can be knitted, felted, crocheted or woven. You must have created these pieces yourself to be eligible to win prizes.

  • Saturday – breakfast, lunch, & 2 snacks
    Classes:  Learn to Spin the Drop Spindle Way , Crochet Embellishments and Stitches and an Optional Class:  Needle Felted Fall Scene Class.

  • This year we have also added a Vendor Fair from 10-4 Saturday only! (Internet access is spotty, so plan for cash or check to pay vendors if possible.)
    * Twisted Tree Fabrics
    * Couch's Little Workshop Looms
    * BAH Yarns
    * Half Assed Homesteading

  • New features:
    * Last year's attendees asked for more open knitting time and we listened.  Lots of unscheduled time since we needed to break the felting class down to allow lots of time to craft your perfect fall scene by needle felting. This class will be offered twice and is optional.

    * Last year's attendees asked for more swag, and you got it!  This year’s retreat bags are crammed with lots of crafting goodies.

    * If you are participating in the Mystery Sock Yarn Exchange, please bring a 100 gram skein of clean, pet and odor free sock yarn.

    Costs & Check-in Info

  • Retreat deposit is $50. There are 2 Options to choose from:

    • Option #1:  $99 for 2 snacks and 2 meals, retreat goody bag with lots of swag; two classes (Drop Spindle and Crochet Embellishments & Stitches); open crafting time. Option #1 does NOT include the Needle Felted Scene Workshop.

    • Option #2:  $125 or 2 snacks and 2 meals; retreat goody bag with lots of swag; two classes (Drop Spindle and Crochet Embellishments & Stitches) AND the Needle Felted Scene Workshop; open crafting time.

  • HOTEL COST and Friday dinner are NOT INCLUDED.  The hotel cost is separate from the retreat price to make the event possible for locals who prefer not to stay at the hotel.

  • After you’ve paid the deposit, call the Canyon Inn to reserve your hotel room.  To guarantee a room in our retreat block, you must book by Monday, September 19th, using the code provided by our store.

  • Canyon Inn reservation hotline:   (812) 829-4881
    Canyon Inn website:   www. in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/canyon/lodging.html

  • Check-in is 4-7pm on Friday, October 14.  
  • Check-out is 11am on Saturday October 15th.
  • Outdoor activities such as leaf peeping and hiking are optional but highly recommended.


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