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Trillium Vineyard

Woolgathering Retreat 2020

Woolgathering Retreat 2020
July 6-8

Scroll to the bottom to the dropdown menu to registerEarlybird price is $450 if paid in full at time of registration;  $460 total if paid with a deposit and balance by March 6, 2020.  Registrations after March 6 will be $460 paid in full at time of registration.

We will be hosting our third annual Woolgathering Retreat July 6-8, 2020 at Trillium Vineyard in Bremen, GA. The world reknowned knitting designer and author, Cat Bordhi, will be teaching 24 students in her legendary retreat style like she offers on her island in the Pacific Northwest.  Cat inspires each student to feel confident and creative.  The comraderie built among Cat and the students is truly special. 

Cat does prefer to work with a group over a period of days as this allows her to work in depth with each individual, get to know them, and take them much farther than if the topics and participants change every day. It supports a very nourishing experience for all.  Read on for details!

Wherewithall Vest

A decade ago Cat Bordhi designed her Wherewithall Vest.  When she wore it to her island knitting retreats, her students begged for the pattern.  So, about a year ago she began to develop just that:  a friendly pattern that allows anyone to create a unique version of this vest ot easily fit anyone, child or adult.  Several people have adapted it to fit a dog, and Cat knit one for a cat!  It is a very flattering design for every body shape.


The package price of $460 includes three 6 hour days of instruction with Cat, 3 lunches (catered by Josh!), and 1 token to be used for either a free wine tasting flight or glass of wine, sangria, or frose'. Coffee, tea, water, and light snacks will also be available.  Each retreat attendee will receive a goody bag with a special retreat souvenir.  Yarn, needles, and knitting accessories will be available for sale.

Trillium will be hosting a catered candlelight dinner in the vineyard on Monday evening for $25 per plate.  Water and tea are included. Wine may be purchased separately. Spouses and guests are welcome to attend the dinner. You don't want to miss this time to enjoy delicious food and wine, visit, and bond with your fellow students. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Bruce Cross, owner and winemaker, will be offering a tour of the vineyard and winery.  We will order pizza (Dutch treat) for those who want to stay at the vineyard to knit and visit with each other after class and the tour.  There is no charge for the tour.  If you don't wish to participate in the tour, you are welcome to stay at the tasting room to knit and enjoy the restful burbles of the creek as you unwind from your busy day.

The host hotel this year will be Microtel by Wyndham.  It is located at 104 Price Creek Rd, Bremen, GA.  It is just off I-20 between McDonald's and Cracker Barrel.  The rooms are accessed by indoor hallways.  There is an outdoor pool, gym, free breakfast and WiFi.  You may specify a handicapped room or adjoining rooms for a group.  Each room has a refrigerator, microwave, and TV.  Be sure to mention you are with Woolgathering at Trillium Vineyard to get the discounted rates as shown below.  The phone number is 770-537-8000. 

Single  $62.10 plus tax per night (these rooms are very small but cozy)

Double  $75.65 plus tax per night

Suite  $92.65 plus tax per night

Trillium Vineyard is located at 1994 Old Bush Mill Rd in Bremen, GA  30110.  Please text, call or email Karen with any questions or for directions.  trilliumvineyard@gmail.com or 770-841-3992

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will receive a full refund by June 6, 2020 If we are able to fill the slot.  Cancellations will receive a refund less 25% after June 6, 2020 if we are able to fill the slot.

Schedule of Events:

Monday July 6, 2020:

9:00 am - 12:00 noon      Instruction with Cat

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm      Lunch (included)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm           Instruction with Cat

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm           Kick Back and Relax (and enjoy a wine tasting or glass of wine!)

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm           Catered Dinner in the Vineyard ($25)

Tuesday July 7, 2020:

9:00 am - 12:00 noon       Instruction with Cat

12:00 noon -1:00 pm        Lunch (included)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm            Instruction with Cat

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm           Vineyard and Winery Tour (included) or Kick Back and Relax

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm           Pizza (Dutch treat) for those who want to stay at the tasting room to knit and chat

Wednesday July 8, 2020:

9:00 am - 12: 00 noon     Instruction with Cat

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm      Lunch (included)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm           Instruction with Cat

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm           Open for squeezing in some last precious hours knitting with new friends           

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