Information in English
Are you longing to take a weekend off just to knit and take it easy in beautiful surroundings?
The first weekend of April 2019 we are arranging a knitting retreat in the cosy Sundbornsgården, a beautiful, old vicarage in the outskirts of Sundborn, close to Falun
(3 hrs northwest of Stockholm)
During the weekend
We will spend our time knitting, being served lovely food, do some excursions in the neighbourhood and having a wonderful time! A workshop held by Anna Friberg is included, chose between Brioche and Socks that Fits Perfectly.
For them who are interested, guided tour of Carl Larson-gården can also be added.
There will a market place, so there will be a good opportunity to buy yarns, needles and notions.
Food and Accommodation
The house offers 2-7 bed quarters with showers 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, lunch, tea/coffee with cake, dinner and more coffee/te.
Before we leave for the weekend, we clean the rooms we stayed in.
Dates of the camp
The camp is held the first weekend in April 2019.
You can choose when to arrive, Apr 4th (Thursday) or Apr 5th (Friday). The camp ends Apr 7th in the afternoon.
Registrations will open Saturday, January 26th at 14.00(CET)!
Register by following this link.
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 to be a part of the market place or sponsor the camp, do contact me as soon as possible.
Tickets for the marketplace
During Saturday 6/4 between 13.00-17.00(CET) visitors are welcome to see Sundbornsgården, visit the market place, chat with lovely knitters and have some coffee/tea with cake.
More info about price and registration for market place tickets will be published closer to the retreat.
Adaptation for Disabled
Sundbornsgården is a well-preserved house from the 18th century. Unfortunately, there are no lifts and is not adapted for disabled.
3 days (4/4-7/4): 3600 SEK
2 days (5/4-7/4): 2800 SEK
3 days, no sleepover (4/4-7/4): 2600 SEK
2 days, no sleepover (5/4-7/4): 2000 SEK
(10 SEK is worth approximately 0.9 EUR)
Terms and Conditions
Payment is made via Bank, Paypal or the Swedish mobile payment system Swish
A registration fee of 350 SEK shall be made so it has arrived at Knitway three working days after confirmation mail has been received, for the registration to be valid.
By Mar 10th the rest of the fee shall be paid. An invoice will be sent out Feb 2019.
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 Mar 10th, all payments but the registration fee is refunded.
- between Mar 11th and Mar 25th 50% of the camp fee is refunded.
For cancellations, after Mar 25th 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 in 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 in 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 in 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! Sundborn's old Priest Vicarage or Sundbornsgården is also situated in Sundborn.
Sundbornsgården was built in 1766 and up to the 1960’ it served as the 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 confirmation 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 a 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.