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Labor Day Knitters Retreat  

Instructors: Mim Bird & Heather Monroe Kinne
September 1-5, 2017*
Single Occupancy: $1100
Double Occupancy: $845
Prices are per person and include course tuition, lodging, all meals (sample menu), and boat transportation to the Light Station from our mainland base. An additional 9% Maine state lodging tax will be charged on the meals and lodging portion of the fee.

*Sorry, this course is full. We are offering another knitting retreat course on July 13-17. Click here for more information.


Labor Day Knitter's Retreat
Join Heather Monroe Kinne, independent dyer and owner of Highland Handmades, and Mim Bird, master knitter and owner of Over The Rainbow Yarn, for an island knitting retreat on Labor Day Weekend (9/1-5). Using seawater and fiber reactive dyes from a Maine based company, Heather will show you how to turn a skein of superwash wool yarn into your own unique colorway. Once you have your beautiful skein, Mim will work with you to create a personal design that showcases your color. Whether you're a skilled knitter or a beginner, this is an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by your fellow knitters as well as two of Maine's highly accomplished fiber arts professionals.

As is true for all of our programs, this unique learning experience is enriched by the unparallelled beauty of Whitehead Island. Guests stay in the historic and elegant Light Keeper's House and are treated to delicious meals prepared with ingredients from Maine's mid-coast area.

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Instructor Profile:  Mim Bird

Mim Bird is the owner of Over the Rainbow Yarn, where she teaches an array of classes from basic to advanced knitting and crocheting. Mim has participated in many Maine-knitting adventures and she is ready to show you how to design your own creation with your hand dyed yarn. She can also help you with any other knitting questions on any project you wish to bring with you. This will be her fourth retreat on Whitehead and she says, "This is like my very own summer vacation. I have such a good time with the knitters in such a beautiful place. I can't wait to go back."

Instructor Profile:  Heather Monroe Kinne

Heather Monroe Kinne, owner of Highland Handmades, has been offering knitters of all abilities expert guidance and inspiration since 2009. Heather's love of the natural beauty of Maine shows in her colorways, many of which are inspired by Maine's remote highlands and the bold coast. A former teacher, Heather enjoys showing others how to knit, spin, and dye. You can follow her forays into the fiber world via her podcast The Fiberista Files or on Instagram @HighlandHandmades.

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"At Whitehead Light Station, we seek to give participants an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the dramatic coast of Maine in an atmosphere that will broaden knowledge, strengthen skills, and promote renewal.  We aim to achieve these goals through a program of simple living, appreciation of the natural world, and first-rate instruction."

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