Your hosts are…
Tammy White of Wing & A Prayer Farm is mistress of a fiber menagerie. She’s also an amazing pie baker, soap maker, natural dyer, and all around great host. We’ll experience a little slice of farm life, meet the sheep and alpacas, and learn about natural dyeing from eco-printing to Shibori and Indigo. You’ll take home fiber and cloth samples from all of the class exercises.
Donna Druchunas is an experienced designer who loves to incorporate historical knitting traditions into her patterns. We’ll visit her Sheep to Shawl studio in the beautiful mountains of the Northeast Kingdom. Donna’s workshop will focus on incorporating beadwork into knitting, using a flexible pattern with a Lithuanian motif. You’ll get all the instruction you need to start a pair of hand warmers, and take home enough Vermont yarn to finish your project.
Sarah Scully is an experienced knitter and yarn dyer with a love of learning and of Vermont. She’ll be your tour guide and coordinator. You’ll also be able to see Sarah’s work with Vermont Natural Sheepskins, during the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival on Saturday.
Vermont is well known for its natural beauty, eco-conscious approach to farming and production, and commitment to the local agricultural economy. We’ll explore these and other aspects of the Green Mountain State, as we visit farms and crafter spaces, meet local experts, and dine on delicious food.
Space is limited to 12 attendees. We will keep a few names on a waitlist in case of cancellation.
Program Fee: $895 per person
Includes workshop and tour fees, materials, meal plan, and extra goodies.
Meal Plan (included with program fee):
We’ll provide 3 lunches and 4 dinners, prepared by professional chefs with local ingredients. (Lunch at the VT Sheep and Wool Festival, and one evening meal will be on your own.) Dietary preferences including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free will be accommodated with advance notice.
$125 per person, limited to 6 people.
We’ll drive you to all the events, plus provide round-trip transportation to the local airport, bus, or train. For more travel suggestions, click the Travel tab, above.
Housing (optional): $75 – $125 per night
Includes breakfast each morning. Refer to the Housing tab, above, more information.
Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at dinner, for an additional fee.
Schedule – subject to change.
Wednesday, Sept 26
Thursday, Sept 27
Friday, Sept 28
Saturday, Sept 29
Sunday, Sept 30
Monday, October 1
We’re offering the following options for housing during the program. Housing is located in either Bethel or Royalton. All rooms come with breakfast each morning.
If you would prefer to arrange your own housing please refer to the information at the bottom of this page.
Option 1 – Shared room with separate beds.
If you are participating with a friend and would like to sleep separately in one room, you will each choose this type of housing during registration. Please include the name of the person you wish to room with on your registration form. If you are attending by yourself and looking for a roommate, we will let you know if that is available, but it would be best to register for a private room (Option 2 or 3) as we have very limited shared space.
Option 2 – Private Room with shared bath.
Option 3 – Private Room with private bath.
Guests wishing share a room and a bed may choose either Option 2 or Option 3 during registration. Please let us know if this is the case, by including a note and roommate’s name on your registration form.
Local attendee or arrange-your-own housing:
Participants who live locally or who wish to make their own housing arrangements will not be required to register for one of our rooms. In this case, you must also arrange your own transportation to and from all of the events each day.
A few options for local housing are listed below. You will need to check directly with the proprietors about accommodation details, pricing, and availability. While there are other options in the region, boutique B&B’s in Woodstock, and larger hotel chains in White River Junction are located approximately 20-30 miles / 30-45 minutes from Royalton.
Vermont Twin Cabins
South Royalton, VT
Baxter Mountain House B&B
Energy Rising B&B
Shady Maples B&B
Map of housing and transportation sites.
Central Vermont is rural and transportation options are limited. We suggest driving, taking the train, or, if traveling from New York City or Boston, using the Dartmouth Coach bus service.
If traveling from the north, use Exit 3 – Royalton/Bethel off I-89. From the south, use Exit 2 – Sharon. Detailed directions to your accommodation of choice or pickup spot will be emailed to you a week before the program begins.
Take the Dartmouth Coach from Boston Logan; Boston South Train Station; or New York City to Lebanon, New Hampshire.
The Greyhound bus line also offers daily service to White River Junction.
White River Junction serves Amtrak customers arriving daily from Boston; New York; Washington, DC and points south. However, because the once-daily train is scheduled to arrive after 6:00 pm and is often delayed, we do suggest coming in the day before your program begins when choosing this option. We can make arrangements to extend your stay if needed.
Burlington National Airport and Lebanon Regional Airport are the two closest options if traveling by air (or fly to Boston Logan and take the Dartmouth Coach bus, above).
Car rental is available at all airports. An option for pick-up from Burlington, Vermont or Lebanon, New Hampshire airports may be available depending on your arrival time. Please contact us before reserving your flight if you would like to use our optional transportation service.