Are you longing for to take a weekend off just to knitting and taking it easy in beautiful surroundings?
The first weekend of February 2018 I am arranging a knitting camp in the cozy Sundbornsgården, a beautiful, old vicarage in the outskirts of Sundborn, close to Falun
(2.5 hrs northwest of Stockholm)
Information in English
During the weekend
We will spend our time knitting, be served lovely food, do some excursions in the neighbourhood and having a wonderful time! A customised guided tour of Carl Larson-gården is included.
Threre is a market place with five vendors, so there will be good opportunity to buy yarns, needles and notions.
Food and Accommodation
The house offers 2-7 bed quarters with shower in a separate house. All meals are made in house by the cook and if you are allergic we can customise your meals.
Meals included are breakfast, tea/coffee with biscuit, lunch, tea/coffee with cake, dinner and more coffee/te :)
Dates of the camp
The camp is held first weekend in February 2018. You can choose when to arrive, Feb 1st (Thursday) or Feb 2nd (Friday). The camp ends Feb 4th in the early afternoon.
There are still room for a couple of more knitters at the camp!
Register by sending an e-mail to retreat(at)knitway(dot)se
Please specify the following in the registration: Day of arrival (Thursday/Friday), Name, Address, e-mail-address, phone no, any allergies and whether you must sleep in a lower bunk bed.
Market Place and Sponsoring
A market place will be held where you can buy yarn, needles and notions.
If you run a small creative business and want be a part of the market place or sponsor the camp, do contact me as soon as possible for an agreement.
Tickets for the marketplace
During Saturday 3/2 between 13.00-17.00 visitors are welcome to see Sundbornsgården, have some coffee/te with cake and maybe visit the market place.
More info about price and registration for market place tickets will be published during November.
Adaptation for Disabled
Sundbornsgården is a well preserved house from the 18th century. Unfortunately there are no lifts and is not adapted for disabled.
Participation Feb 1st-4th: 3150 SEK
Participation Feb 2nd-4th: 2400 SEK
(10 SEK is worth approximately 1.06 EUR)
Terms and Conditions
Payment is made via Bank, Paypal or the Swedish mobile payment system Swish
Registration fee of 500SEK shall be made so it has arrives to Knitway three workingdays after confirmation mail has been received, for the registration to be valid.
By Jan 11th the rest of the 1900/2650SEK shall be paid. Invoice will be sent out early Jan 2018.
Registrations that have not been paid by Jan 11th 2018 is considered to be redrawn and no repayment is made of the registration fee.
For an eventual cancellation the following applies:
- no later than Jan 11th, all payments but registration fee is refunded.
- between Jan 12th and Jan 25th 50% of the camp fee is refunded.
For cancellations after Jan25 no refunds are made.
If there are less than 15 participants, the camp is cancelled and all fees are refunded.
Find your way to Sundbornsgården
There are trains to Falun Train Station and from there bus 237 which stops at Sundborn Coop Grocery store. From there it is approx. 1.2 km to the Sundbornsgården. If needed, there are most probably people who can pick up at the bus stop.
Car from Falun:
Drive towards Gävle
Follow signs towards Sundborn
When arriving to Sundborn (after approx. 15km) turn left in the T-intersection
Drive over the bridge
Turn left towards Skuggarvet. Coop Grocery Store is on the right in the intersection
After 20 meters, turn left
After 400 meters, in next Y-intersection, keep to the left
Drive 300 meters and look for the sign Sundbornsgården. The road is really narrow and a bit hard to see. Parking is to the left just before the gate.
Car from Hedemora:
When arriving to road#80 (Gävle-Falun) follow road signs towards Falun
After 600 metres, turn right towards Sundborn
In the next T-intersection, turn left towards Sundborn
After a couple of km, turn left towards Falun
After approx. 200 metres, turn right towards Sundborn.
After a couple of km you arrive to Sundborn. Turn left in the intersection and follow the instruction no 4 above.
N 60 38.889, E 015 45.709 (Reference system: WGS84)
X: 6725650, Y: 1497639 (Reference system RT90)
Sundborn is the village close to Falun that is probably most known for the Carl Larson House, but there is more! Sundborns old Priest Vicarage or Sundbornsgården, is also situated in Sundborn.
Sundbornsgården was built in 1766 and up to the 1960’ it served as vicarage for the vicar of Sundborn. 1960 the vicar moved to the new vicarage close to the Sundborn Church and the house was remodelled to house konfirmation camps. Since then confirmation camps have been held every year and the house is booked almost every weekend.
Sundbornsgården offers simple lodging for up to 50 people with shower in a separate house. When renovating, they have tried to preserve the environment of the old Vicarage.
Anna Friberg, also known as Yarnesty, organises this knitting camp through her small creative business Knitway. The company is registered for tax and VAT.