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Swiss Jura Knit & Fibre Retreat
with Yarn Market

Location: Hotel de la Chaux-d'Abel

La Chaux-d'Abel 88, CH-2333 La Ferrière


Due to the pandemic the Retreats are on hold. 
Check back here in 2022 for updates

Retreat Details | Yarn Market

From arrival on Friday to departure on Sunday, everything is taken care of. Just bring your favourite fibre project and relax in the elegance and comfort of the Hotel de la Chaux-d'Abel listed in the Swiss Heritage Society’s guidebook as one of the Most Beautiful Historic Swiss Hotels.  


The Retreat, open to makers of all abilities makes no demands on you, this is not a workshop.  It is an opportunity to spend a weekend with people, who like you, are passionate about their craft.  Of course it always happens at these events that we learn from each other.  If there is a particular technique you are interested in learning more about please let us know and we'll do our best to help.   



Friday 20th

Official check in time is 3pm - please check with the hotel if you require an early check in.

If you wish to arrive a day early please contact the hotel direct.  Please note the hotel will be closing for Spring break on Monday 23rd.


18h30 - Welcome apero in the Salon

Dinner 19h00 


Saturday 21st

08h30 - Stretching class for makers (led by August Schlapfer - Tai Chi practitioner and teacher)


12h30 - Pop up Yarn sale (retreat attendees only)

14h00 - Pop up Yarn sale - Open to public


Dinner 19h00  

Mystery prize/swap - each participant is asked to bring a small gift to be randomly selected over dessert


Sunday 22nd

08h30 - Stretching class for makers (led by August Schlapfer - Tai Chi practitioner and teacher)  


Official checkout time is 11h00

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Retreat Organiser

Yvonne Parle

Yvonne is a passionate knitter who has been inspired by past retreats held in her native Ireland to bring this event to the Swiss Jura where she now lives.  A full-time Information Technology professional, knitting is assuming an ever growing part of her life, with ambitions to dedicate more time and energy to her knitting business, Towser Textile Art.

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