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Pamper Yourself With a Luxury Knitting Experience at the Brumder...

Relax and treat yourself at the historic and atmospheric Brumder Mansion. Renew your appreciation for crafting in beautiful places, brush up on your knitting skills, and learn new ones. Victoria Healy, a member of several craft guilds, will be your knitting instructor. She will be here to help you work on your latest project or start a new one. We'll also have a group project to begin together. If you're bringing a non-knitter with you, why not take in some of the many local sights that make Milwaukee one of America's truly unique cities – everything from the Pabst Mansion, the Milwaukee Art Museum, to a baseball game at Miller Park, to a tour at the Harley-Davidson museum.

The Brumder Mansion
is just minutes away from
these Milwaukee attractions:


Art Museum
  Mitchell Park
Conservatory (The Domes)

About Victoria Healy, Your Knitting Retreat Host and Instructor

Victoria has been knitting since childhood, with long breaks taken for schooling, family raising and careers. She has devoted herself to this obsession for knitting most seriously for the past dozen years or so. In recent years Victoria has been a member of the Loudoun Valley Sheep Producer's Association, giving time and attention to their Wool Shop. This has been a wonderful way to learn about breed-specific artisan wool yarns that are available through local sheep farms.

Her career as a knitting teacher started at the Reston Community Center in 2009. She has taught beginning and intermediate knitting classes for the Reston, Herndon and Vienna community Centers ever since.

Most knitters eventually do some charity work, and Victoria is no exception. She donated some of her teaching time to be auctioned off by the Reston Interfaith organization. More recently she has started a private charity called the Ballycastle Bears. These are formerly owned and loved teddy bears that she dresses up in her hand-knitted sweaters and hats, and then sells them at craft shows and at Irish Festivals. All proceeds from sales of the Ballycastle Bears are donated to United States and Ireland food banks.

Victoria continues to teach private knitting workshops in Northern Virginia and is organizing knitting retreats in the United States and abroad. She is a member of The Knitting Guild of America and is currently working on her Master Knitting certificate.



  (Includes class fee and many meals)

Brumder Mansion Knitting Retreat
( July 27 thru July 30 )



Wine & Cheese

Light Dinner



3-hour morning


3-hour afternoon

Tea & Scones

On Your Own
for Dinner



3-hour morning


3-hour afternoon

Tea & Scones




3-hour morning
workshop and

at Noon

  Check in Saturday the day before and get 50% off your room.
  Extend your stay an extra day and get 40% off your room.

Workshops at
the Brumder Mansion

( July 2014 )

Entrelac Made Easy
– Knitting in two different directions on the same square is interesting and fun. Your work will take on the look of a woven basket with lots of texture. Entrelac is not difficult – just knit and purl stitches – and it can make a simple project into a one-of-a-kind stand-out.

Magic Loop
- Here is a great technique for knitting small tubes (such as socks or mittens) in the round without using double pointed needles. The written directions for magic loop may be confusing, but I can help you learn and enjoy using a circular needle for your project from start to finish.

Loads of Lace – In this workshop you will learn how to create a beautiful lace sampler scarf. There are some simple tips that will help you to keep your place in your pattern repeats and fix mistakes easily. This sampler has several lovely designs, which you can refer to later when you need a lace pattern for a sweater, a blanket or a shawl.


The Brumder Mansion Suites
( Click on a photograph or suite name to learn more )
George Suite


hot tub
and two rooms.


hot tub.


hot tub.


hot tub.


All suites feature private bathrooms and gas or electric fireplaces.

For More Info
Call Tom Carr at (414) 212-5691

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