When I heard last year about a rekolekcje szydełka in Marrakech, Morocco, I really wished that I could go. I knew that I couldn’t afford it then but really hoped that maybe by the time this twice-yearly event rolled around again that it would somehow be in the cards. Unfortunately, an international trip isn’t in this indie author’s budget this year either but I can dream, can’t I? And I can share the info so that maybe one of you can go and then send me pictures so I can live vicarously!
Marrakech Crochet Retreat
This retreat is a 6-day retreat where you stay at the Chambres d’Amis in Marrakech. This is a modern boutique hotel in the historic heart of the city. The cost is 550 Euros, which is a little bit less than $800 U.S. Dollars. Airfare isn’t included but you get a lot of other things for your money including meals, transfer from the airport to the hotel and a few city tours.
The Crochet Vacation Goodies
For your fee, you get yarn and hooks to crochet with during the vacation. Other things that you’ll get to enjoy on this crochet retreat include:
- Going to the souk where you can buy unique wool and cotton yarn
- Taking the wool that you purchase to a local dye-house established in the Middle Ages and getting it dyed for you!
- Crocheting in several amazing spaces throughout the area including crocheting with Moroccan woman in the open air
- Guerilla crocheting on Jamaa el Fna square
April and October Crochet Retreats
The dates of the upcoming spring crochet retreat in Marrakesh are April 19th to April 24th. If it’s too soon for you to book that but the retreat sounds too amazing to miss then you may want to try to schedule an October Marrakech trip; the fall crochet retreat is October 4th – 9th.