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Where: Freeport, ME
(Hilton Garden Inn, Harraseeket Inn and Hampton Inn are the primary lodging, but check with other venues and B&Bs in Freeport and the surrounding towns too - all are ready to welcome you. Day trippers are welcome too.)
When: Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 2, 2014
(Some folks are arriving earlier and staying later!)
WHAT: What is SPA? Spa Knit and Spin is a retreat (not a convention, not a conference, not a workshop). You make the weekend whatever you want it to be. Join hundreds of other fiber nuts at any of several hotels in Freeport to knit, spin, crochet, weave, felt, embroider, and more. Or sleep late, shop, and check out Freeport restaurants. Or take day trips to surrounding towns and visit their LYSs. It's all up to you. There are no schedules, no fees, no registrations, no workshops, no agendas. Make new friends, ask what they are working on, and share your own expertise.
There are no fees.
There is no registration.
There are no agendas, no workshops.
SHOPPING: Visit 20 local and regional craftspeople at their booths at the Market Place in the Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. The Market Place hours are
Friday: 5:00 - 8:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 11:00
These are this years' vendors:
Ball and Skein www.ballandskein.com
Yarn and Fiber www.yarnandfiber.com
Mountain Fiber Folk www.mtfiberfolk.com
Jan Raczkowski Studio
Foxfire Fiber and Designs www.foxfirefiber.com
Stephen Willette www.stephenwillette.com
Spunky Eclectic www.spunkyeclectic.com
Mad Color Fiber Arts www.madcolorfiberarts.com
Enchanted Knoll Farm www.enchantedknoll.com
Tsarina of Tsocks/Art for your Feet www.tsocktsarina.com
Portland Fiber www.portlandfibergallery.com
Friends’ Folly Farm www.friendsfollyfarm.com
String Theory Yarn www.stringtheoryyarn.com
The Merlin Tree www.themerlintree.com
Pinestar Studio www.pinestarstudio.com
The Woolen Rabbit www.thewoolenrabbit.com
Leslie Wind www.lesliewind.com
Good Karma Farm www.goodkarmafarm.com
Acker’s Acres Angoras www.bunnyblend.com
Long Plains Alpacas/Lana Plantae Yarns www.lanaplantae.com
SPA TREATMENTS: This is the SPA part of SPA Knit and Spin! These therapy specialists will offer their services in the room next to the Market Place. Contact them directly for rates, availability, and to schedule an appointment.
Ann Hutchins, therapeutic massage - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aloisia Pollock, reflexology - email@example.com
FASHION SHOW: The show is at 5:00 on Saturday, March 1, at the Casco Bay ballroom in the Harraseeket Inn. This is a ticketed event, with a seating limit of 300 seats. Pick up your ticket at the Greeters' Table at the Hilton during Marketplace hours, or check with a SPA Planner (we're the ones wearing all the bling!!!!) - we may have a few in our pockets. This year the show is using an Open Mike format - you'll present your own creation.
Tickets will be available at the greeters’ table at 5 p.m. on Friday, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and at noon on Saturday. The tickets will be given out in blocks of 100 on Friday, 100 Saturday morning and 100 Saturday noon. ******IF YOU ARE NOT TRULY PLANNING TO ATTEND, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE A TICKET!*****
The SHIPs Project: Make sure to stop by the Greeters' Table to check out the SHIPs Project afghan, and buy raffle tickets - you could take it home! Raffle proceeds assist with the cost of shipping items to the American troops stationed overseas. For more information, please go to the website, www.theshipsproject.com.
We also collect hats knit for the troops. The website offers patterns and yarn requirements. There are fiber and color restrictions.
Ticket prices for the afghan are:
- 1 for $1
- 6 for $5
- 15 for $10
- A wingspan or 28 for $20
BUY, TRADE, SELL – If you have used equipment you would like to buy, trade, or sell, you can let Spa-goers know by posting a notice on the designated easel at the Greeters’ Table area at the Hilton. Be sure to include contact information and specifics.
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Last Updated: 02.22.2014