2016 Retreat Information

So, you might be asking yourself, what exactly is the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza (GPKP)? Simply, it's a knitting retreat being held in Farnham, UK, at the Mercure Farnham Bush Hotel, starting on Thursday, 10-November-2016, and running through, Sunday, 13-November-2016.

Want to know more? Then keep reading.

Who are the hosts of the GPKP?
There are three hosts of the GPKP. C.C. and Dami Almon are a Mamma/daughter duo based in Edinburgh, Scotland, who co-host the weekly video podcast Geeky Girls Knit. C.C. is also a knitwear designer (her company is JavaPurl Designs). Dami is a junior in high school (we're from Texas and since she's homeschooled, for various reasons, we chose to stay with the US school system set-up). Sam Boggia is based in Fleet, England, and is the host for the video podcast KnitRunDig. She is also the owner and maker of KnitRunDig knitting project bags.

How did the GPKP get it's name?
When the 3 of us decided we wanted to host a knitting retreat, we thought it would be fun to try to combine our podcast names to come up with a name. However, Geeky and KnitRunDig just didn't work for us. Inspiration struck when we thought about Sam's love for puffins. And with that, the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza got it's name.

What are the main event components of the GPKP?
There are so many things we have planned, but the big events will be: classes (every attendee gets 2 classes included with their fee), a Vendor Market on site at the hotel, opening and closing ceremonies (with loads of door prizes), a fun interactive KAL, an Instagram scavenger hunt, a yarn swap, and much, much, much, much more.

Who are the teachers and what classes will they be teaching?
We have 4 amazing teachers and 8 wonderfully unique classes. All the details about the teachers and classes can be found by clicking here.

How much does it cost to attend the GPKP?
£175 - accommodation and meals are NOT included

When is payment due for the retreat?
Upon confirmation of your spot at the retreat, full payment is due within 72 hours.

What does the fee I'm paying for the GPKP include?
A goodie bag (sewn by Sam!!!!) filled with a multitude of items, a skein of yarn in an exclusive colourway plus 2 patterns designed by C.C. & Sam to go with it, 2 classes, all the events mentioned in the question above, and loads more!

What if I want to take a third class?
There is a spot on your Retreat Application to note if you are interested in taking a third class. We will need to make sure each attendee has a spot in their 2 classes first and then we will notify you if there is room for you in an extra class. The cost for an extra class is £30.

How do I sign up?
Fill out the retreat application by clicking here.

What if I or someone I know is interested in vending at the retreat?
Details about the Vendor Market and the vendor application can be found by clicking here.

How can I find out more about the Layer It On KAL?
Go to this thread in our Ravelry group for all the details.

I love the GPKP logo. Can I buy merchandise with the logo on it?
Yes! We have set up a Cafe Press shop where you can buy merchandise by clicking here.

I have other questions. How can I contact you?
You can send us an email at GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza AT gmail DOT com

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