News Release 11-057
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Sandy Mealing, (360) 902-8559
Christina Dinzl-Pederson, (360) 387-3342
Laurie Wheeler, (425) 530-4619
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Crocheting retreat returns to Cama Beach State Park
Sep. 22, 2011 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the second annual Crochet@Cama retreat at Cama Beach State Park.
The retreat runs from Oct. 16 through 20 at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S.W. Camano Drive, Camano Island. The retreat is open to anyone interested in the art of crocheting. Activities include yarn tastings, a private party at Pinch Knitter Yarns for materials, tea tasting and yarn party, a tour of a local alpaca farm and future fiber mill, discussion groups, breakout sessions, Hats for The Center for Wooden Boats group project, self-care opportunities, nature walks, guest speakers, games, prize drawings and dozens of classes on crochet. Breakfast is provided. A barbecue potluck dinner is Wednesday evening. The Discover Pass is not required for those attending the retreat.
Participants can register for daily classes taught by experienced instructors. Class topics include how to make cardigans, hoodies, reversible fabrics, Japanese-style amigurumis, filet charts, crochet hooks, shawl pins or buttons, how to blend color and a variety of crocheting techniques. Skill development classes such as crocheting basics, foundations, advanced felting and finishings are also available for lifelong crocheters to beginners. Registration closes Sept. 30 and fees vary. To register online, please visit www.crochetliberationfront.com.
Retreat participants may stay overnight at Cama Beach State Park by reserving a cabin along Saratoga Passage in north Puget Sound. Each cabin includes a living room, kitchen area and bedroom. Cabin prices range from $49 to $71 per night (tax not included). Guests should take along their own linens, dishes and cookware. Restrooms and showers are nearby. To make a reservation, please call (360) 387-1550.
Crochet@Cama is organized by the Crochet Liberation Front in partnership with The Center for Wooden Boats and Pinch Knitter Yarns of Stanwood. The Crochet Liberation Front promotes crochet through events and classes. For more information about the Crochet Liberation Front, please visit www.crochetliberationfront.com.
Cama Beach State Park is a 433-acre historic fishing resort with more than 6,000 feet of rocky beach. The park provides sweeping views of Saratoga Passage, Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountain Range. The area now known as Cama Beach State Park was used for centuries by Native Americans for fishing and hunting. It was later developed into a fishing resort, popular with families for more than 50 years.
The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
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