Cre8tive Escape

MAINE 2022

An unforgettable experience in Maine

It’s about time we had a chance to get together and knit in person, don’t you think?

I have missed being with all of you knitters in person! So much so that I’ve decided to create a nine day long event in Maine in May of 2022. If you know me at all you know that I love to learn new things, I love to explore, and mostly just laugh, while having tons of fun!

We’ll be having a Wellness, Sip, and wool event with some of your favorite teachers and a few new ideas too! The event will take place May 13 - 21, 2022. We will begin in Freeport, Maine on Saturday May 13 with registration at 5 PM and Cocktail Hour/Meet and Greet starting at 6 pm. Classes will begin on Saturday morning following breakfast. We will be traveling to Bar Harbor, Maine and back to Freeport before departing on May 21. I think that you’ll be thrilled with the line-up for the event, I know that I am! Find the full Itinerary below.

Meet our team, 
They are so much fun!

We’ll be joined by knitting rockstars Alicia Plummer and Keith Leonard. Jackie Ottino the dyer extraordinaire will be leading us in a fabulous dye experience. Kayla will be joining us to teach us about how to use essential oils for perfumes and healing remedies too. I know that you’ll all be thrilled to know that Chef Carol will be spending a day with us. She’ll be doing a class that will culminate with all of us enjoying what we’ve made in a fabulous dinner together! (I, for one, can’t wait to actually get to eat with Chef Carol! Woohoo!)

Alicia Plummer

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Alicia Plummer is a late thirty-something knitwear designer who lives in Western Maine, half-way between the White Mountains and the Ocean. She writes knitting patterns because she likes storytelling with her hands. She has two wonderful girls and spends her time outdoors, kayaking, hiking, wandering trails and drinking in sunsets. She believes that an hour a day of the forest is just enough to sustain happiness. She relies on grace, Jesus, and loving everyone as they are.

Keith Leonard

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Keith gained a love for knitting at the age of eleven when he joined a lunchtime knitting program at school  in his hometown of Haworth, New Jersey.  After working at four major knitting stores in Upstate  New York, New Jersey, and New York City, he realized there was no specialized service for knitwear  finishing. He took the initiative to start his own business, called Knits All Done, a service for knitters to  outsource their knitted items for professional finishing. Keith’s expertise in finishing and knitting then led to  requests from yarn shops and knitting guilds to teach  his techniques. He now travels the country teaching  classes while also selling his own custom Zen Yarn  Garden, Three Irish Girls, Malabrigo and Koigu yarns  and colors. He is also the American distributor for Soulwool, a hand-dyed Merino yarn from Israel.

Jackie Ottino

Jackie Ottino

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Jackie Ottino is a dyer from Maine, specializing in Natural Dyes. She has worked in the yarn industry for 9 years, as a dyer, yarn developer, designer, marketer, you name it! Currently she travels the country teaching fiber arts workshops and doing custom color work for other yarn brands. In her spare time she drives her kids to swim meets and knits sweaters from the bleachers.

Kayla Winter

Kayla Winter

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Kayla, also known as ApotheKayla, has been teaching on essential oils since 2012. She uses essential oils for both holistic wellness and emotional healing.

Kayla is also a Marketing Consultant working with small businesses to help them reach their target audience through creative digital marketing and content creation. 

Carol Green

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Hailing from South Africa, Carol Green is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and well-travelled professional chef, having spent many years on board luxury yachts and private residences as a private chef. Visiting exotic locales, she was exposed to many global cuisines and experienced firsthand popular diet trends as demanded by the clientele, all of which fueled her interest in nutrition. During this time Carol began experiencing challenges with her own health and began the journey of researching food as medicine. She furthered her studies and became a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Carol believes that most health problems can be avoided, diminished, or eliminated with healing food. Her passion is in empowering others to embrace healing foods and create delicious recipes, empowering the gourmet at home.

In addition to the teachers you’re familiar with we’ll be meeting some new teachers as well. Charlie and Terrill will teaching and demonstrating unique hand blown glass for us. We will be going to their actual studio, Tandem Glass, in Dresden, Maine. Kathi Langelier from Herbal Revolution will be guiding us as we each make our own teas. Kathi is a herbalist who has been practicing for over 25 years. I love that she has cashmere goats! David Lloyd will be guiding us as we tour Acadia National Park. David has lived in the Acadia area for nearly 25 years and is a great story teller and has a unique perspective with so much knowledge of the history of that area that only a local could know.

Charlie Jenkins

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My artistry is a by-product of my fascination with clean forms and brilliant colors. The challenge is to keep it fresh and relevant while keeping it interesting to me. My craft has never evoked any message other than beauty for the sake of beauty. Glass is inherently beautiful. 

The Mosaic line is the foundation of our Tandem collection. Terrill and I created it in 2005 when we needed to make holiday gifts for the family and everybody was asking for a piece of glass. Our production studio had a natural by-product of scrap glass colors, interesting threads, shards, and randomly twisted stringers that became the decoration for drinkware that we gave away to our families and friends. To me, the Mosaic design represents the individual. The one. That one cup, which we now make thousands of, is an individual art piece that almost anyone can afford to take home and keep in their own way. Why do we need sameness?

Terril Waldman

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I’m primarily inspired by botany and color, taking many photos on walks and in botanical gardens. I mimic nature with my glass work by amplifying or simplifying patterns and forms. I spend my winters in Maine blowing glass and designing around what will come up in the spring. In winter I work from memory. In summer, when the world is full of color we shut the glass blowing studio down and I turn to my clear work: cutting, etching and polishing glass on my lathe.  

These days I think about my art form more and more as just color. I rely on my familiarity with glass to play with just that. My favorite thing to do is pull canne (long strands of glass pulled into rods and threads). I layer the colors to hold the light in a way people haven’t seen before. Lately, I’ve been geeking out on transforming off-colors like pea green to make them rich and filled with light.

Kathi Langlier

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Kathi currently oversees 4 acres of medicinal herb production on her certified organic farm. All the herbs and vegetables grown on the farm are used to create Herbal Revolution’s delicious, effective and versatile herbal products.

Kathi has received numerous awards over the years for her formulas from places such as the American Herbalists Guild, International Herb Symposium and New England Made Shows. In 2019, she received an award for being the Best Home-Based Business for Maine and all of New England from the Small Business Administration. Kathi has been featured in Maine Women Magazine, Boston Globe, New York Times, Mother Earth News, Bangor Daily News, Penobscot Bay Pilot and HerbalGram for her work with the Fire Cider 3 and Tradition Not Trademark. Her products have been featured in Down East Magazine, New England Made Shows and the New York Post.

Kathi is the author of Herbal Revolution: 65+ Recipes for Teas, Elixirs, Tinctures, Syrups, Foods + Body Products That Heal, released December 2020. 

In addition to the classes and teachers we’ll be hanging out with we’ll have a small juried marketplace. (Yes, Keith will be vending). We’ll have an opportunity for some free time to explore the local culture both in Freeport, and Bar Harbor.

I hope you’ll consider joining me in Maine for a week of learning, exploration, and most of all fun with other knitters!

Your event package includes 9 days, 8 nights lodging, all breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners, and a wine tasting. All of your classes and material fees. Transportation once you arrive at the hotel is included. You’ll also have a fabulous swag bag and tons of fun! 

Oh the things we will learn | Itinerary

We have 9 days of amazing events planned for this Cre8tive Escape!
 
Click on each date below to see what you will experience!*

Friday, May 13  Meet and Greet Dinner

  • Registration at 5:00 PM
  • Cash bar will open at 5:30 PM
  • Dinner will begin at 6:00 PM

Harraseeket Inn

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The Harraseeket Inn is a family owned, 94-room luxury inn located in Freeport, Maine. Personally it is one of my all time favorite places to stay which is why I have chosen it for this event. You will love it. 

Saturday, May 14  Classes with Keith & Kayla

  • Breakfast available from 7 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Class from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Lunch from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Class from 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sunday, May 15 Chef Carol Green with Dinner

  • Breakfast available from 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Class from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Lunch from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Class with Chef Carol from 1:30 PM - until dinner is concluded

Monday, May 16 Classes with Keith and Kayla

  • Breakfast available from 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Class from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Lunch from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Class from 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, May 17  Depart for Bar Harbor - Classes with Jackie and Kathi

  • Breakfast available from 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Depart for Cellardoor Winery 8:30 AM
  • Class from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lunch from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Class from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wine tasting at 5:00 PM
  • Following wine tasting depart for Bar Harbor
  • Arrive at hotel/Free evening in Bar Harbor

Cellardoor Winery

 

Welcome to our happy place.
Made in Maine, our award-winning wines are created in small, handcrafted batches
with grapes sourced from our vineyard as well as premier vineyards across the country.
Join us for a wine tasting in Lincolnville, Maine.

HARBOURSIDE INN

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This Inn is amazing. When I was there in person I knew it was perfect for the event and it is minutes away from amazing shops! See what their website has to say:
Conveniently located, yet off the beaten path, Harbourside Inn is just a few minutes walk into the village of Northeast Harbor, and a 15 minute drive away from Bar Harbor.  In Northeast Harbor you will find many locally owned shops, art galleries and restaurants offering an array of Maine made gifts and fare.

Wednesday, May 18 Knitting Class with Alicia

  • Breakfast available from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Knitting class with Alicia from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Free afternoon/evening in Bar Harbor

Thursday, May 19 Depart for Acadia & Tandem Glass tour

  • Breakfast available from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Depart for Acadia at 9:00 AM
  • Tour Tandem Glass at 4:00 PM
  • Depart for Freeport 

Friday, May 20 Yarn Crawl and farewell dinner

  • Breakfast available from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Depart for Yarn Crawl
  • Farewell dinner at 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 21 Depart

  • Free morning in Freeport
  • Depart hotel by 11 AM

*Dates and times may be subject to change.

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