Last week I attended my first Madrona Fibre Retreat in Tacoma, WA and had some serious withdrawal symptoms when I got home. I stayed in a giant house with a dozen other fibre friends—fellow knitters, spinners, and weavers. I only knew two people from meetups at home, so I was a bit shy. But I took two classes at Madrona, and learned both how weave and  intentionally pool the colours.