Search Results

Search Results for: Nature Walk

Number of images found :2

Retreat Packing List

Workshop Materials

Knitting Workshop:
Recommended yarn: dk or worsted weight cotton in two contrasting colors
Needles: US Size 6 or 7 circular needles (length doesn’t matter as we will be working back and forth, but they do need to be circular needles not straight)

Silk Fabric Folding:
Pre-order Silk Shawls here

Beading:
Small pair of scissors

Dyeing:
Pre-order materials here
plastic aprons/gloves will be provided but please also plan to wear clothing that is comfortable and won’t be ruined if it gets messy. We will be outside for this workshop so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. 

Other Stuff

The Hawkesdene grounds have a couple of walking trails, whether you just want to wander through the gardens or down by the stream or take a slightly more strenuous path up the mountain.

This time of year we can expect highs around 70 and lows around 40. We usually dine under the outdoor pavilion in the evenings, so please pack so that you’ll be comfortable!  

If you are staying in one of the cottages you will be walking on gravel a short distance each day to get to the main house/gathering area so consider bringing practical shoes and a jacket. Flashlights are available but you may need to remind us to hand them out! 

We love to do “show & tell” so please bring your finished projects to show off! Most people bring projects made with Unique Sheep yarn but its not a requirement. We love to see what you make! 

There is plenty of “down time” between the workshops and meals so make sure to bring some knitting, crocheting or spinning to work on while we chat and enjoy the beautiful setting. 

You’ll be provided with all of the food and beverages you can handle, including a water/coffee/tea/snack table that is always available. We will provide wine in the evenings along with non-alcoholic beverages but you are welcome to bring a bottle of wine (or whatever) to share if you want to. 

Lothlorien Kit

lothlorien-1362098368-jpg
$200.00 per unit

Susan Pandorf used Wild Thing for her stunning cabled cape design, Lothlorien, which is part of her Fellowship of the Rings p...

Pina Colada Scarf

pina-colada-scarf-1360972793-jpg
$7.00 per unit

Designed by Elizabeth Nicole Designs100g Gradiance DK Weight (sample shown in Super Wool "October Breeze")   I walke...

Rosebuds a- Flying

rosebuds-a-flying-1437115062-jpg
$10.00 per unit

by Heatherly WalkerSuggested yarn: MariciYarn weight: LaceGauge: 8 stitches and 7.5 rows = 1 inchNeedle size: US 4 - 3.5...

Retreat 2017

DSC_0225

March 26-29 
Hawkesdene, Andrews North Carolina 
$900 Single, $800 Double

Click here for more information. 

Please contact us at laura@theuniquesheep.com to sign up!

See Retreat Colorways Here!

Imagine a weekend surrounded by the natural beauty of the North Carolina mountains and the company of other knitters. Add to that a couple of llamas, a gently babbling stream and fiber arts workshops. This will be our seventh year at Hawkesdene House, a beautiful, secluded mountain retreat in the North Carolina mountains. 

The dates are Sunday March 26 – Wednesday, March 29 and the fee is $900 per person which will include accommodations Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, and meals from Sunday’s dinner through Wednesday’s lunch as well as the workshops! The majority of our rooms are singles, but there is a $100 discount for anyone willing to share a king sized bed with a friend or sleep on one of the numerous sleeper sofas on the estate. Please let us know when you sign up if you have any mobility issues as we only have a limited number of rooms that are accessible without the use of stairs and/or walking over uneven terrain. 

The retreat will be in Andrews, NC which is kind of in the middle of nowhere. The closest airports are in Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC so if you will be flying in please contact us to discuss your travel options. We usually have a couple of people coming into or through each airport and can coordinate carpooling.

To reserve your spot or get more information, please email me at laura@theuniquesheep.com!

On Facebook? Join our Event Page

Workshops

We are honored to have guest Instructor Merike Saarnit joining us again this year! Merike is an accomplished artist and well known teacher. She has taught classes in all things that have to do with fiber at shows and conferences all over the world. If you take a workshop with Merike, her relaxed style, patience, and encouraging words make you feel as if “You can do it”. Kelly can attest to this, as Merike taught her how to dye yarn which eventually led to the partnership with Laura in The Unique Sheep!   Her background is in the Estonian knitting tradition so she always has something unique to share.

We will also be offering a beading class. 

Keith will be leading us in a relaxed culinary workshop. The theme this year will be CHOCOLATE! We will also have an informal cocktail tasting inspired by botanical ingredients. 

Kelly and Laura will be leading a dyeing workshop where you can dye yarn and roving.

Schedule

Sunday
Check in: 4pm**
Wine & Appetizer Social
Dinner

Monday
Breakfast
Workshops
Lunch (sandwich & salad buffet)
Workshops
Dinner
Show & Tell

Tuesday
Breakfast
Workshops
Lunch (sandwich & salad buffet)
Culinary Workshop 
Dinner

Wednesday
Breakfast
Worshop
Lunch (sandwich & salad buffet)
Departure

 

Meals

This menu is based on what we have had previous years- we may make some changes but this gives you a good idea of what we’ll be planning.

Breakfast Buffet 
Assortment of Cereals, Granola, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Seasonal Fresh Fruit & Berries, Bagels, Breads & Biscuits, Fresh Baked Breakfast cake , Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Pancakes, Tomato-Cheese Grits, Breakfast Ham. Breakfast also includes Fresh Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee, hot chocolate, Hot Tea, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, 2% Milk, Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Lunch Buffet

Saturday: Smoked Tarragon Chicken Salad Croissants, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Mixed Green Salad with Tomatoes, Red Onion, Chopped Bacon & Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Assorted Pickles and Condiments, Fresh Baked Cookies & Treats, and Soft Drinks,  Ice Tea & Bottled Water

Sunday: Smoked Dill-Chicken Salad prepared with Olive Oil, Fresh Dill, Fresh Lemon, Sliced Gourmet Meats and Cheeses, Fresh Breads, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Assorted Cookies & Sweet Treats, and Soft Drinks, Sweetened Ice Tea & Bottled Water

Buffet Dinners

Hawkesdene House is very flexible and I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with all the food choices but hopefully I’ve chosen things that everyone will be able to enjoy. If you have any special dietary concerns that you haven’t told me about yet, please email me at laura@theuniquesheep.com.  Also, if you are vegetarian please let me know so we can plan for you!

 

Fine Print:

To reserve your spot, please send a check for $200 to The Unique Sheep, 328 Country Club Dr , Canton, NC 28716. This deposit will be deducted from the  total fee. An additional $200 will be due Nov 15th and the final amount is due by February 15th. 

Your payment can be fully refunded if you cancel before Nov 15th. After Nov 15, the deposit is non-refundable but any additional payment can be refunded. After Feb 15th no refund is possible. 

Photo Album

Retreat 2016

DSC_0225

April 17th- 20th
Hawkesdene, Andrews North Carolina 
$900 Single, $800 Double

Retreat Packing List and Brand New Retreat Colorways

Click here for more information. 

Please contact us at laura@theuniquesheep.com to sign up!

Imagine a weekend surrounded by the natural beauty of the North Carolina mountains and the company of other knitters. Add to that a couple of llamas, a gently babbling stream and fiber arts workshops. This will be our seventh year at Hawkesdene House, a beautiful, secluded mountain retreat in the North Carolina mountains. 

The dates are Sunday April 17th – Wednesday April 20th and will be $900 per person which will include accommodations Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, and meals from Sunday’s dinner through Wednesday’s lunch as well as the workshops! The majority of our rooms are singles, but there is a $100 discount for anyone willing to share a king sized bed with a friend or sleep on one of the numerous sleeper sofas on the estate. Please let us know when you sign up if you have any mobility issues as we only have a limited number of rooms that are accessible without the use of stairs and/or walking over uneven terrain. 

The retreat will be in Andrews, NC which is kind of in the middle of nowhere. The closest airports are in Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC so if you will be flying in please contact us to discuss your travel options. We usually have a couple of people coming into or through each airport and can coordinate carpooling.

To reserve your spot or get more information, please email me at laura@theuniquesheep.com!

On Facebook? Join our Event Page

Workshops

Please click here for workshop descriptions and materials required. 

Schedule

Sunday
Check in: 4pm**
Wine & Appetizer Social
Dinner

Monday
Breakfast
Workshops
Lunch (sandwich & salad buffet)
Workshops
Dinner
Show & Tell

Tuesday
Breakfast
Workshops
Lunch (sandwich & salad buffet)
Culinary Workshop 
Cocktail Tasting
Dinner

Wednesday
Breakfast
Worshop
Lunch (sandwich & salad buffet)
Departure

**This year they have a wedding event schedule for the weekend before our event, so they will not be able to accommodate any early arrivals.  

Meals

This menu is based on what we have had previous years- we may make some changes but this gives you a good idea of what we’ll be planning.

Breakfast Buffet 
Assortment of Cereals, Granola, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Seasonal Fresh Fruit & Berries, Bagels, Breads & Biscuits, Fresh Baked Breakfast cake , Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Pancakes, Tomato-Cheese Grits, Breakfast Ham. Breakfast also includes Fresh Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee, hot chocolate, Hot Tea, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, 2% Milk, Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Lunch Buffet

Saturday: Smoked Tarragon Chicken Salad Croissants, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Mixed Green Salad with Tomatoes, Red Onion, Chopped Bacon & Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Assorted Pickles and Condiments, Fresh Baked Cookies & Treats, and Soft Drinks,  Ice Tea & Bottled Water

Sunday: Smoked Dill-Chicken Salad prepared with Olive Oil, Fresh Dill, Fresh Lemon, Sliced Gourmet Meats and Cheeses, Fresh Breads, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Assorted Cookies & Sweet Treats, and Soft Drinks, Sweetened Ice Tea & Bottled Water

Buffet Dinners

Hawkesdene House is very flexible and I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with all the food choices but hopefully I’ve chosen things that everyone will be able to enjoy. If you have any special dietary concerns that you haven’t told me about yet, please email me at laura@theuniquesheep.com.  Also, if you are vegetarian please let me know so we can plan for you!

 

Fine Print:

To reserve your spot, please send a check for $200 to The Unique Sheep, 390 Sussex Estates, Nicholasville, KY 40356. This deposit will be deducted from the  total fee. An additional $200 will be due Nov 15th and the final amount is due by February 15th. 

Your payment can be fully refunded if you cancel before Nov 15th. After Nov 15, the deposit is non-refundable but any additional payment can be refunded. After Feb 15th no refund is possible. 

Photo Album

Retreat 2018

DSC_0225

April 8-11, 2018
Hawkesdene, Andrews North Carolina 
$900 Single, $800 Double

Click here for more information. 

Please contact us at laura@theuniquesheep.com to sign up!

Imagine a weekend surrounded by the natural beauty of the North Carolina mountains and the company of other knitters. Add to that a couple of llamas, a gently babbling stream and fiber arts workshops. This will be our seventh year at Hawkesdene House, a beautiful, secluded mountain retreat in the North Carolina mountains. 

The dates are Sunday April 8 – Wednesday, April 11 and the fee is $900 per person which will include accommodations Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, and meals from Sunday’s dinner through Wednesday’s lunch as well as the workshops! The majority of our rooms are singles, but there is a $100 discount for anyone willing to share a king sized bed with a friend or sleep on one of the numerous sleeper sofas on the estate. Please let us know when you sign up if you have any mobility issues as we only have a limited number of rooms that are accessible without the use of stairs and/or walking over uneven terrain. 

The retreat will be in Andrews, NC which is kind of in the middle of nowhere. The closest airports are in Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC so if you will be flying in please contact us to discuss your travel options. We usually have a couple of people coming into or through each airport and can coordinate carpooling.

To reserve your spot or get more information, please email me at laura@theuniquesheep.com!

On Facebook? Join our Event Page

Workshops

We are honored to have guest Instructor Merike Saarnit joining us again this year! Merike is an accomplished artist and well known teacher. She has taught classes in all things that have to do with fiber at shows and conferences all over the world. If you take a workshop with Merike, her relaxed style, patience, and encouraging words make you feel as if “You can do it”. Kelly can attest to this, as Merike taught her how to dye yarn which eventually led to the partnership with Laura in The Unique Sheep!   Her background is in the Estonian knitting tradition so she always has something unique to share.

We will also be offering a beading class. After two beautiful bracelets, this year Diane is thinking of doing a pendant. 

Keith will be leading us in a relaxed culinary workshop. The theme this year will be CHOCOLATE! We will also have an informal cocktail tasting. 

Kelly and Laura will be leading a dyeing workshop where you can dye yarn and roving.

Schedule

Sunday
Check in: 4pm**
Wine & Appetizer Social
Dinner

Monday
Breakfast
Workshops
Lunch (sandwich & salad buffet)
Workshops
Wine & Appetizers
Dinner

Tuesday
Breakfast
Workshops
Lunch (sandwich & salad buffet)
Culinary Workshop 
Cocktail Tasting
Dinner
Show & Tell

Wednesday
Breakfast
Worshop
Lunch (boxed lunch to enjoy at the estate or take with you on the road)
Departure

 

Meals

This menu is based on what we have had previous years- Here are a few examples from previous years

Breakfast Buffet 
Assortment of Cereals, Granola, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Seasonal Fresh Fruit & Berries, Bagels, Breads & Biscuits, Fresh Baked Breakfast cake , Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Pancakes, Tomato-Cheese Grits, Breakfast Ham. Breakfast also includes Fresh Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee, hot chocolate, Hot Tea, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, 2% Milk, Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Lunch Buffet

Saturday: Smoked Tarragon Chicken Salad Croissants, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Mixed Green Salad with Tomatoes, Red Onion, Chopped Bacon & Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Assorted Pickles and Condiments, Fresh Baked Cookies & Treats, and Soft Drinks,  Ice Tea & Bottled Water

Sunday: Smoked Dill-Chicken Salad prepared with Olive Oil, Fresh Dill, Fresh Lemon, Sliced Gourmet Meats and Cheeses, Fresh Breads, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Assorted Cookies & Sweet Treats, and Soft Drinks, Sweetened Ice Tea & Bottled Water

Buffet Dinners

Hawkesdene House is very flexible and I’m sometimes overwhelmed with all the food choices but hopefully I’ve chosen things that everyone will be able to enjoy. If you have any special dietary concerns that you haven’t told me about yet, please email me at laura@theuniquesheep.com.  Also, if you are vegetarian please let me know so we can plan for you!

 

Fine Print:

To reserve your spot, please send a check for $200 to The Unique Sheep, 328 Country Club Dr , Canton, NC  28716. This deposit will be deducted from the total fee. An additional $200 will be due Sept 15th and the final amount is due by February 1st.

Your payment can be fully refunded if you cancel before Sept 15th. After Sept 15, the deposit is non-refundable but any additional payment can be refunded. After Feb 1st no refund is possible.

Photo Album

Mrs Watson (RTS)

mrswatsonfull-jpg
$80.00 per unit

Ready to Ship!This fun shawl looks like a giant, tropical leaf! We ran with that imagery and found inspiration in nature with...

Santa Rosa

santarosa-jpg
$75.00 per unit

As south and south-eastern parts of our country are still recovering from the hurricanes that swept through earlier in the fa...

Autumn Gold

autumn-gold-1360733346-jpg
$7.00 per unit

Designed by Janine le Cras300g Fingering Weight Yarn (Sample shown in Tinsel Toes "Nature's Gold")Shape: Traingle This patte...