Can I take just one class?
Because SOAR is an immersive experience with activities outside class time, classes are available only as part of a 4-day package.
How long are the classes?
On Monday and Tuesday, each student will participate in a 2-day intensive designed to explore a subject in depth. On Wednesday and Thursday, participants will sample four subjects in 3-hour sessions. These classes emphasize trying new techniques, exploring unusual materials, and sparking your creativity.
I’m interested in coming for the market.
We are finalizing details with our sponsors to host a limited number of curated vendors. More details will be available later in the spring.
Are there materials fees?
We have included the cost of basic materials in the fees. In some cases, instructors may allow you to purchase some specialized tools used in the class.
Where will classes be held?
The classes will all be held on site at The Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado.
How do I find a roommate?
When you register, you will select either a private hotel room or a double room with two beds and a shared bathroom. If you choose a shared room, please indicate in the notes whether you have a roommate in mind or you would like us to introduce you to other guests seeking roommates.
What meals are included?
The event begins with dinner Sunday and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday–Thursday. The event concludes with breakfast on Friday morning.
I’m gluten-free/dairy-free/have specific food allergies. Can you accommodate me?
The Embassy Suites' on-site culinary team will work with us to provide meal options for your food-related allergy. Please let us know by August 15 of any food allergies, and we’ll coordinate with the kitchen to let you know what alternatives are available. We will send a questionnaire about 90 days prior to the event for you to select your food-related allergy.
Is the event handicapped-accessible?
The Embassy Suites is ADA-compliant. If you have difficulty with mobility, please let us know so that we can provide you with further details.
Can my spouse/companion attend?
Spouses/companions need to be pre-approved by Long Thread Media in advance of the event to be sure that we can accommodate you. Due to space limitations, spouses/companions may not attend classes, meals, or activities. Attendees who have a guest joining them should choose a private ticket type.
What if I need to change my plans?
You may cancel your registration for SOAR 2023 for any reason up to 90 days before the event (or July 29, 2023) for a full refund.
What COVID-19 precautions will be followed?
We treat the safety of the event’s participants, instructors, and staff as our highest priority, and we will follow the public health guidelines current at the time of the event.
Can a beginning spinner come to SOAR?
We have attendees at a range of skill levels and welcome people who are early in their spinning journey. The essential skills needed for most classes are to spin a continuous thread, make a plied yarn (just a basic 2-ply is fine as long as it holds together), and make yarn with whatever spinning device you’ll bring, whether it’s a spinning wheel, spinner, or spindle(s). Class descriptions will indicate which sessions are suited to spinners at all levels as well as what equipment is needed. If you have questions about whether a particular class is appropriate for you, please reach out.
How do I get to The Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado?
The Embassy Suites is located at 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO, 80538, just off of I-25. Click here to get full travel directions from nearby airports.