• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,230.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,230.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,030.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,605.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $5,045.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,650.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,255.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,525.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,325.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,125.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,920.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,675.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,675.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,675.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,650.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,050.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,475.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,350.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: May 26
Program ends: May 31
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $775 CAD (5 Nights)

Rooms & Meals: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships : Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Untangled: Moving Past Fear in Knitting and Writing

With Matthew J. Trafford

May 26 - 31, 2024

Get unstuck in your creative project and grow beyond what’s holding you back.

Knitting and writing are both crafts that require working on projects for a long time. Stitch by stitch and word by word we build our creations, but sometimes this process can be overwhelming, intimidating, or paralyzing, leaving us stuck and frustrated. Grab your problem project and embark on a journey with like-minded creatives who are all committed to creating without fear. This program welcomes knitters and writers of all levels including those who may be trying knitting for the first time.

Writer and fibre artist Matthew J. Trafford, aka Fairy Godfather Knits, will facilitate group sharing, solo creation time, and techniques for untangling what’s stuck. Let the natural beauty of Cortes Island and the encouragement of your peers bring you forward in your knitting and writing practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify what is holding you back in a project (whether knitting or writing)
  • Reduce fear about trying new techniques
  • Move forward in your practice at your own pace
  • Techniques for journalling and/or writing about your craft

Daily Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.


Matthew J. Trafford
Matthew J. Trafford is the author of The Divinity Gene, a collection of genre-bending short stories that garnered critical acclaim in Canada and the US. His work has been recognized with the Far Horizons Award from the Malahat Review, twice been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Prize, and won an…
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