1.434.296.4625 info@magpieknits.com


Join the Magpies for a special weekend knitting retreat at the beautiful Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia October 24-27, 2019. Do as much or as little as you like, but knitting happiness is guaranteed! And did we mention special guest (and knitting superstar) Tanis Gray will be on board?

Tanis Gray is a nationally known pattern designer, editor and photographer — and of course an amazing teacher! A graduate of RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), Tanis Gray lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her Mechanical Engineer husband and two children. She has been in the creative field for many years, including roles at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, Hungryman Productions, and as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting/Sixth & Spring and co-editor of Knit.1.

AND Tanis will be unveiling her latest colorwork cowl at our retreat! She will also be teaching the two different technique classes during the retreat. Tanis Gray, pop-up shops, a fashion show, classes, and fun on the beautiful grounds of the Homestead … with more surprises to come — it’s going to be a fabulous knitting weekend!

Learning from experience from last year’s fabulous retreat, we have made a few minor changes to enhance our weekend. As you know, breakfast is included in your room charge so you can enjoy an amazing breakfast buffet before class. We will also serve a large lunch Friday and Saturday and host a cocktail party Saturday night. We’ve found that appetizers in the bar were sufficient for dinner on Thursday and Friday, but if you want dinner, advanced reservations with The Homestead are advised.

We will have one class session each day leaving lots of time for all The Homestead has to offer — and of course knitting with friends!

Retreat fee (includes breakfast): $460; special room rate: single $200/room and double $225/room. Registration opens Saturday, June 8!

Call The Homestead soon to book your room at 1-800-838-7600 and tell them you are with the Magpie Knits Group, or book online here.

The Homestead also charges a Resort Fee of $39/pp/per night (taxable) which includes the use of the fitness center and indoor pool, access to the family pool complex (in-season), in-room coffee, nightly movies, Southern Social Hour, wifi, and on-property transportation.

Call Magpie Knits today to reserve your space! (Retreat fee payment required to confirm your spot!) 434-296-4625

*Cancellation Policy:

Retreat Cancellation: If we can fill your spot, we will refund your fee less $100.00

Hotel Cancellation: Check with The Homestead directly

Questions? Email us!

Hotel Reservation Information

111 West Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 296 – 4625
Magpie Hours:

Sunday: 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Monday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Tuesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday: 10:00AM – 7:30PM

Thursday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM