Spirit Spin

Fourth Annual

Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2021

Ralph A. MacMullan Center

Roscommon, Michigan

Connect with Fiber, Nature, Others, and Your Self

Enjoy a weekend of unique natural fiber workshops, creativity and mindfulness sessions, and outdoor experiences to deepen your connection to the fiber arts.


Our Heart-centered Offerings*

Thursday Evening

  • Centering & Introductions

  • Spinning Together

  • Gentle Yoga for Sleep



  • Plenty of Free Time to Spin, Relax, and Enjoy the Peaceful Outdoors

  • Small Weaving in Nature w/Rita (no previous weaving experience required)

  • Sacred Geometry w/Michele

  • Michigan-Grown Cider, Wine, Beer, and Cheese Evening Reception

  • Gentle Yoga and Meditation


  • Plenty of Free Time to Spin, Relax, and Enjoy the Peaceful Outdoors

  • Gentle Yoga

  • Natural Fiber Sandwich Carding w/Rita

  • Felted Labyrinths w/Rita

  • Shamanic Journey Walk w/Michele

  • Foraging for Dyeables w/Rebecca

  • Eco-Prints w/Rita and Diane

  • BreathWork Meditation w/Michele

  • Bonfire and S'mores


  • Plenty of Free Time to Spin, Relax, and Enjoy the Peaceful Outdoors

  • Birding with DNR Birdwatching Specialist

  • Retreat Concludes at 11am (but you may stay on until 8pm with your new friends).

*All activities at Spirit Spin are optional; you create your retreat in a way that restores you, enlightens you, relaxes you and "fills your cup".  And, please know that we are inclusive to all people; you will be welcome here exactly as you are! 

NOTE: Registration includes meals, snacks, accomodations, goody bag, and programming. Daytripper passes available for Friday and Saturday (these include meals, goody bag, and programming from 8am-12midnight).


Your Hosts

Rita Petteys

is the owner of Yarn Hollow, a hand-dyed fiber, yarn, and fabric company based in Grandville, Michigan. Operating since 2005, Yarn Hollow was born of a life-long love of fiber arts and color. Rita was a young knitter and crocheter who returned to knitting after college, starting with the mythic boyfriend sweater. Then came spinning--and dyeing soon followed. Rita has taught dyeing and other aspects of the fiber arts since 2007 at yarn shops, fiber retreats, and fiber festivals throughout the Midwest--including Oxbow, the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Interlochen Fine Arts, and the Michigan League of Handweavers annual conferences.

Michele DeVoe Lussky

is a Creativity Coach, Writer, Breathwork Facilitator, Intuitive, and Owner of Shamama--a business devoted to helping people tap into their creative energy, hidden power, life's purpose, and authentic voice.  Michele has taught Writing and Literature for over 16 year--most recently at Grand Valley State University. She has published several books, articles and poems and enjoys leading "Shaman Walks"and as well as sessions in mindfulness, yoga, mandala-making, intuitive collaging, and her very own style of the "Shamanic Journey Writing" process.

Rebecca Marquardt

is Naturalist and Landscape Architect at her own firm, Revery. She is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast who specializes in place-based education and sustainable and native-species design. She holds certifications as a: Native Plant Master program through Colorado State University; Master Gardener from the University of Wisconsin Extension, CSU, and Michigan State University, Master Naturalist program through MSU; and Land Ethic Leader from the Aldo Leopold Foundation. She also serves as a naturalist at the Wittenbach Wege Nature Center in Lowell, Michigan.

This Retreat is for you if you are

a Fiber enthusiast, and...

You are craving time and space to spin, weave, hook, crochet, or knit in peace

Desire connection with nature and new friends in a peaceful setting

Want to learn more about syncing up with the inherent wisdom and rhythm of nature as a way to connect to your highest self

Would like to acquire new techniques and knowledge about fiber, creativity, and nature 




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Rockford, MI 49341

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