“Terroir” is a term traditionally used in the context of wine to describe the characteristics that come from the grapes’ environment: the farming practices, specific growth habitat, weather, and how those all affect the final product. As with grapes and wine, the environment impacts the characteristics of wool and therefore the handknits made from the yarn it becomes. Julie’s love of wool and community have led her to participate in what she calls “Terroir Knitting” retreats.
Cocoknits friends and fans know that Julie loves supporting small businesses and local economies – and knitting with beautiful yarn! So it just makes sense that she would teach at retreats that put those values into action. Over the years, Julie has worked with Lizzie Hulme of the Textile Retreat Co. to create small knitting retreats for curious knitters who share this love of wool and of supporting local communities.
Click the links below for a glimpse at some of our past retreats.