Explore 4 Fiber Retreat: By special request, One Breed’s Fiber Every Which Way: We’ll look at a single breed’s fiber, as raw fleece, in mechanically processed form, from purebred sheep, from upgraded sheep. . . . And we’ll play with it from a number of angles. The breed in question is Gotland, of Swedish origin and being introduced to North America through upgrading. We’re working on logistics for fleece-washing lessons and more.
March 16-19, Friday Harbor, Washington (arrive March 15; retreat March 16-19; depart March 20).Cost: $600 ($125 for materials, plus $475 for the retreat fee itself), due by December 1, 2019.Food: $220, payable with the initial $600 for those who plan to join the group for meals. It is also an option for spouses or other companions to join the group for meals; just let us know!Lodging: At Lakedale Resort, about $360 - $2170 for the 2018 rates, depending on the options you choose (prices subject to change for 2020 and beyond).
Refund Policy:materials fee—I use the $125 materials fee to purchase materials and it is transferrable but not refundable unless you pay very early and need to withdraw six months or more before the retreat, in which case it is refundable minus $25 for processing time and fees. retreat fee—$475 For a spring retreat, the retreat fees are due by December 1; for a fall retreat, the retreat fee is due by August 1. This is not refundable UNLESS we can fill your space from a waiting list, in which case it is refundable minus $50 for processing time and fees. If we are not able to fill your space from a waiting list, you may find your own replacement OR you may roll over the retreat fee, minus $50 for processing time and fees, to a future retreat held within the following 14 months. For questions, ask email@example.com.
For more information on why Deb started Explore 4, see this document: http://drobson.info/PDFs/Explore-4-01-Background-philosophy.pdf
For more information on the specific details of how the retreats work (cost, logistics, etc.), see this document: http://drobson.info/PDFs/Explore-4-02-Planning-information.pdf
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