Schedule 2017

The official aspects of Unwind 2017 run from 11am on Friday 3rd of March and finish around 6:00pm on Sunday 5th. There are unofficial events around Unwind that you might like to participate in as well. If you can extend your stay then arriving in Dunedin on Thursday and leaving from late Monday onward would allow you time to continue your social activities and explore the city.

Food is own care except for afternoon tea at the Welcome on Friday. You can also purchase a ticket to the Retreat dinner on Saturday night. Wains Hotel has a lovely cafe/bar (Relish) in its foyer, there are also plenty of cafes and restaurants very near by.

Thursday 2nd March

7pM – 9PM:

Friday 3rd March

AVAILABLE ALL DAY (11AM – 5PM):

  • Shopping & social time in the Trade Hall.
  • Exchange your yarn for Unwind Dollars at Swap Shop.
  • Massage, $5 for 5 minutes, book as long a session as you like. Hand massages, neck and shoulder massages, your call.

11AM – 3PM:

  • Registration – Your first stop for Unwind is the registration desk. Collect your ID and goody bag.
  • Submit your design competition entry.
  • Take your wares to Swap Shop.
  • Start shopping!

3PM:

  • Formal welcome – join us in the trade hall for a run down of what’s ahead at Unwind 2017. Freshly brewed coffee, a selection of teas and orange juice and a selection of food is provided.

FROM 3:30PM – 6:00pm

  • Meet, greet, mingle, knit and spin.

Saturday 4th March

AVAILABLE ALL DAY (9AM – 5PM):

  • Shopping & social time in the Trade Hall.
  • Massage, $5 for 5 minutes, book as long a session as you like. Hand massages, neck and shoulder massages, your call.

9AM – NOON:

  • Class Stream One

NOON – 2:30PM

  • Lunch Break

1:30pm – 2:00pm

  • Skill Shots (Stream One)

2:30PM – 5:30PM

  • Swap Shop closes for business at 2:30pm.
  • Class Stream Two

7:00PM – LATE

  • savoy-buildingRetreat Dinner and entertainment.

This year the retreat dinner is being sponsored by Outlaw Yarn.  Expect an exciting evening of skullduggery in true outlaw style.  There’s loot to be won, but watch your back or your neighbour will take home your treasure!

Partners welcome. Cash bar.

2017’s retreat dinner is in the magnificent Tudor Hall at The Savoy.

Just a short walk from Wain’s Hotel, The Savoy, established in 1910, is a beautiful venue, ornately decorated – a real gem of Dunedin architecture.
Tudor Hall, Savoy

Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options available.

Sunday 5th March

AVAILABLE ALL DAY (9AM – 5PM):

  • Shopping & social time in the Trade Hall.
  • Massage, $5 for 5 minutes, book as long a session as you like. Hand massages, neck and shoulder massages, your call.

9AM – NOON:

  • Class Stream Three

NOON – 1:30PM

  • Lunch Break

1:30PM – 2:00PM

  • Skill Shots (Stream Two)

2pm

2:30PM – 5:30PM

  • Class Stream Four

Monday 6th March

10AM – NOON:

Dunedin Street Art

Art and Op Shop Tour

Come and tour some of Dunedin’s newest street art (you’ll see different things to last year, new art is being added all the time), and then head down to the famous Shop On Carroll to stock up on buttons fabric and patterns.

Dunedin now has a fabulous collection of public artworks including works by international street artists Pixel PanchoPhlegm, and Be Free.

Our walk will be on mostly flat ground and, provided you wear sensible shoes, should be of a comfortable nature.

Shop On Carroll - Fabric

Shop On Carroll - Buttons