Our annual retreat and workshops will be held from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21 at the beautiful Sacred Hearts Retreat Center in Wareham, Massachusetts. Check in starts on from 3 pm on Thursday, May 18.
We are very excited to welcome the following teachers to this year’s event. Kim Davis will be offering a workshop on wire bobbin lace. Holly Van Sciver will be teaching beginning, intermediate or advanced Torchon, Bedfordshire, Bucks Point, Lester, Honiton, Russian, Hungarian, contemporary lace and more. Holly will also be our vendor.
More detailed information regarding specific arrival times, charges and classes are available here. Registration is open from February 1 through May 1. Please note that to guarantee delivery for retreat, the deadline for ordering a commemorative bobbin is March 1.
Our commemorative bobbins this year feature one of the osprey that nests in the trees at the retreat house; they are being supplied by Chris Parsons.
When you aren't making lace, you might like to explore the grounds of the Retreat Center, which is located on 118 acres on Buzzards Bay. You will find a beautiful meditation garden, as well as woods, meadows, and a beach, great for walking and bird watching. There is even a beach house where you can make lace by the water – weather permitting. Evenings are a great opportunity to gather for a visit with new and old friends. The atmosphere at the retreat is relaxed, and has over the years become a high point of the weekend. Meals are served family style; the food is simple and wholesome.This is a great time to spend time with your fellow lace makers, exchanging news, learning about one another's newest lace achievements or enthusiasms, and making plans for future lace adventures.
You can find out more information about the retreat center - including directions - at the Sacred Hearts website.