Our First Big Stitch Retreat!

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We are so excited to be working local yarn shop Fine Points on our first ever Big Stitch Retreat. We will be here at the BagSmith Studios knitting up a storm with the group.  Most participants will leave with a finished piece. Register through Fine Points to make sure you have a place at this special event. Projects range in from $45 to $299. The registration fee is $40 and includes lunch and lots of munchies. if you are coming from out of town we have a list of local hotels that are really close to BagSmith. Come join us for lots of Big Stitches, laughs, and fun.

If you have wanted to try these projects but needed a little encouragement or assistance, this is the perfect way to jump in and get involved.  Register here:

  • Big Stitch Yarn
  • BagSmith
  • Fine Points
  • Big Stitch Projects
  • chunky yarn retreat
  • knitting class
  • bulky yarn projects

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