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Spring Weaving Retreat 2019

If you missed our first ever Yarn Durango Retreat in October 2018, we have another one planned. We have added an extra night this time around to accommodate learning how to set up a loom. Our Spring Weaving Retreat will be held Monday, May 20th for 4 nights, checking out on Friday, May 24th. The price is $512 per person and includes your stay at Critter Mountain Ranch, class time with Kathie Butler and all supplies, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner to be served at Critter Mountain Ranch. At the end of the retreat you will have learned how to set up a loom and will take home a beautiful hand woven scarf made with yarn from Kathie’s own alpacas.

This four-night retreat will take place about an hour away from Durango in the lovely town of Dolores, Colorado. We have collaborated with Kathie Butler to bring you a very exclusive experience available to the first five people who sign up. Kathie owns and operates The Nature Center in Dolores that features hiking trails, alpacas, a welcome center, and an awesome weaving studio where the retreat classes will be held. She also owns and operates Critter Mountain Ranch, which is close to The Nature Center, and is where you will be spending the four nights for the retreat.

Critter Mountain Ranch is a 1600 square foot ranch home that has been split up into accommodations appropriate for up to 5 people. Joy Caldwell will be your hostess for the retreat. Registration is available by calling Joy Caldwell at 435-760-7517. Payment is expected in full by May 1, 2019. Once paid, if you need to cancel at any time, there will be a nonrefundable service fee of $125 deducted.

For directions and more information about The Nature Center, please go to

For directions and more information about Critter Mountain Ranch, please go to