Knitting Camp 2016

September 22-25

Weekend Away

Imagine a weekend away with someone cooking your meals and making your bed. Oh yeah, you also get to knit all weekend!

Join us for the 8th Annual Needle Emporium Knitting Camp fromThursday September 22 - Sunday September 25, 2016 at Bayview-Wildwood Resort just north of Orillia, Ontario.

Love to knit, learn, meet new friends and eat gourmet delights? Well, grab your needles and join us.

Knitting Experience

Whether you bring a friend or two, or come alone, you'll enjoy the company of new friends with common interests and spend a few days where free gifts, surprises and interesting seminars by fantastic instructors await you.

Mini Yarn Shop

We take a small part of The Needle Emporium and set up a yarn shop at Camp. Yarns, kits, books, needles, knitting bags and accessories.

Fashion Show

On Friday evening we will be presenting a Fashion Show where you will see (and be able to feel) fabulous garments and accessories. After the Fashion Show there is time for you to try on garments.

You will have the option of starting your weekend Thursday night, Friday morning or Friday afternoon. Class Friday morning will be followed by the fashion show in the afternoon. In the evening there will be an optional seminar. Saturday is more classes with the student fashion show for your evening entertainment and Sunday morning classes will round off your class schedule.

The weekend is all-inclusive (except for what you might want to buy in the mini yarn shop) and it is full of workshops for you to enjoy while enhancing your knitting skills.

NOTE: This retreat does not cater to just experienced knitters but to those of all levels. For some of our workshops all you have to be able to do is cast on, knit and purl, so don't be afraid to join in.

We're limiting registrations to keep workshops small and personal. Registrations will be accepted on a "First Come, First Accepted" basis, so peruse this site, phone your friends, pick out some courses, circle the calendar and send your registration in today!


Option 1

Arriving Thursday evening

  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Meals: Thursday dinner
    through Sunday lunch
  • 4 workshops
  • Friday night fashion show
  • Thursday evening fun night

Single $1350
Double (per person) $1000
Non Knitting Guest $675

Option 2

Arriving Friday morning

  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Meals: Friday lunch
    through Sunday lunch
  • 4 workshops
  • Friday night fashion show

Single $1125
Double (per person) $875
Non Knitting Guest $625

Option 3

Arriving Friday afternoon

  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Meals: Friday dinner
    through Sunday lunch
  • 3 workshops
  • Friday night fashion show

Single $1075
Double (per person) $825
Non Knitting Guest $525

All prices include HST (13%)
If you cancel before July 31, 2016 the refundable amount is $350. After that date there are no refunds.


Sally Melville
Sally has been a fixture in the knitting community in Ontario for many years. She is one of the founding members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Guild. Sally has taught throughout North America, is a knitting pattern designer as well the author of many popular knitting books.

Fiona Ellis
Fiona Ellis graduated from DeMontfort University (England) with a degree in fashion knitwear design in 1993 and she has been designing professionally since then. Her work appears in leading magazine publications including online at, and in yarn pattern booklets. She is a regular instructor at Stitches Events and at Vogue Knitting Live. She has also produced original concepts for major fashion houses in London, Paris and New York. She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Knitspiration Journal and Inspired Fair Isle Knits. You can find out what she is currently doing at or follow her on Twitter or Ravelry (both under her name).


Coming soon.


You can download and fill out our registration PDF form and mail a cheque or money order to:

The Needle Emporium
420 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, ON L9G 2C3

You can also email or call us to register over the phone with your credit card. 1-800-667-9167