NETA Spa Gathering Info Page

The best way to get info about the NETA Spa gathering in Freeport, Maine is to join the Google Group!

I am copying/pasting the main info here, but if you join the group, you will get updates, etc. regularly.

Per Kerrieann (SPA Organizer):


Below is general information about SPA event and further reminders and information will be sent out regularly over the next couple of weeks.

Most of the below is recycled from previous years, with a few edits but the list Laurin created still works!

SPA Knit and Spin – Freeport, Maine 2024
“#NETASPA2024” on Social Media

This is our 21st annual gathering. Come when you can, leave when you must, and thoroughly enjoy this unstructured day or weekend. Here are the specifics – note that nothing much changes from year to year. Why mess with what works?

February 23th – February 25, 2024
Freeport, Maine.
SPA Knit and Spin XVII is open to the public and admission is FREE to all.

What to Do, and Where to Do It

Knit, Spin, Crochet, Weave, Teach or Hang Out with friends, old and new:
At the HARRASEEKET INN: Casco Bay Ballroom, Merrymeeting and Sasanosa Rooms all weekend, plus all hours in lobbies, corners, nooks and other cozy spaces throughout the Inn.

At the HILTON GARDEN INN: Old Town Hall, adjacent to the hotel.
8:00am to 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday
8:00am to noon on Sunday

The lobby, corners, nooks and other cozy spaces throughout the hotel are available at all hours Friday through Sunday.

BE A GOOD CITIZEN TO THE INNS AND YOUR FELLOW SPA GOERS. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR WHEELS OR OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS IN THE HOTEL COMMON SPACES. The hotel staff needs to clean these areas at night. DO NOT SAVE YOUR SEAT WHEN YOU ARE AWAY IN YOUR ROOM OR SHOPPING WITH THE VENDORS. Lobby spaces are limited, and everyone would like an opportunity to enjoy these common areas.

FASHION SHOW
Casco Bay Ballroom, Harraseeket Inn on Saturday from 5 p.m. to approximately 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

FREE OF CHARGE, ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.  Space is limited so head count will be taken and once we hit the maximum allowed per Hotel restrictions doors will be closed.

Chairs for the fashion show will be taken from all over the hotel. If you are sitting on a chair that is needed for the fashion show, please be a good citizen of SPA and vacate your chair.

GREETER TABLE
Hilton Garden Inn, in the foyer adjoining the Vendor Marketplace. Find out vendor hours, grab a snack at the table, and ask questions – our greeters know their way around!

SPA MARKETPLACE
5:00pm to 8:00pm Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm Saturday
9:00am to 11:00am Sunday

All vendors are located at the Hilton Garden Inn Jewel Ballroom.

SKILL SHARING and LEARNING
All skill sharing and learning can be offered by SPA goers. There are no structured SPA workshops. All learning opportunities must be free, and no products can be solicited or sold during these meet-ups.  Only sanctioned vendors are allowed to solicit or sell at SPA.

BUY, TRADE, SELL
This is for used items only.  You can also post notices on our social media sites, and plan to transfer sold items when you meet up in Freeport.  All new merchandise to be sold only in the vendor room by sanctioned SPA vendors.

FREE TABLES
Located in board room next to the Greeters’ Table. Drop off yarns, fiber-related tools, etc. to be picked up and enjoyed by someone else. PLEASE, NO CLOTHING, NO PATTERNS AND NO BOOKS.

SPA FAIRIES AND RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Sprinkle a little SPA magic; bestow a new or like-new fiber related gift on anyone!! These Random Acts of Kindness automatically qualify you as a SPA Fairy! Gifts could include yarn, patterns, books, scented soap/lotion, sachets, pin cushions, knitting needles, crochet hooks, spindles, etc., etc. We encourage you to walk up to someone you do not know, introduce yourself, and present your gift!

Best wishes to all for a lovely, fiber-filled weekend!

Just 17 more days until SPA!!

Kerrieann