2019 Weaving Retreat by the Sea
Introducing the 2019 Weaving by the Sea Retreat
It’s time to kick back and take a few days to be one with your weaving and gaze in relaxing contemplation at the sea. Take a morning walk for a moments meditation, have a fun casual night out at a local restaurant and be totally looked after.
I am holding another retreat in the spring of 2019 at the notoriously picturesque Wombarra, 1.5 hours south of Sydney. There are two houses side by side overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean where we will kick back and chill, making at our own pace, sharing new discoveries with each other and also learning new techniques and mad weaving methods. Not only will you make till your heart's content you don’t have to do the cooking, think about the washing or worry about anyone else (yay!). Your biggest decision will be what to weave and should you have bubbles or gin? Naps are highly encouraged.
Friday 13th September 2019, 10am
Sunday 15th September 2019, 3pm
You may arrive Thursday evening from 6pm if you wish at no additional charge
Wombarra, 1.5 hours south of Sydney
There is a local train station if your not driving.
$1450 per person for a private queen room with no share ensuite.
$1350 per person for a private queen room with no ensuite (share bathroom).
$950 per person for a shared room with shared queen bed and shared bathroom (couples, family and friends only - no stranger sharing!)
$650 per person if you have your own accommodation and want to join us for the three days. Includes lunch only. Add $100 to be included in all meals.
A 50% deposit is required to secure your place. Final payment due by Friday 30th August, two weeks prior to the retreat.
Refund of deposit due to cancellation is available up to six weeks prior to the retreat. Unless your place is filled and then a 90% refund is granted (cause I have to hustle to try and replace your spot!).
YOU GET (apart from walks by the sea and some long overdue YOU time)
WEAVING EXPERIENCE - Friday morning is dedicated to weaving basics as a refresher for those that have weaving experience or for beginners who are starting from scratch. You receive Sky's own designed weaving loom and tools to the value of $100. All materials are provided.
Friday afternoon will be dedicated to more technical weaving elements like 'shape making'. the remainder of the weekend is then yours to work on one or several projects. I am on hand to guide and upskill you for the remainder of the weekend.
OTHER CRAFTS - You also get the chance to explore other techniques used by me in my art practice. The experience will be driven by what you would like to achieve over the three days. You may wish to delve into a single project or discover new skills and ways of expressing yourself. Its a great opportunity to get experimental.
FOOD EXPERIENCE - You also get AMAZING FOOD!!!! I will make sure you feel spoilt and satisfied with wholesome foods.
SAT NIGHT DINING. - A night of dining out is included in the retreat price. We will enjoy a dinner degustation at a popular local restaurant (alcohol not included).
ACCOMMODATION EXPERIENCE - We will be staying across two lovely houses next door to each other with stunning ocean view. Plenty of room inside and out for our group. Sorry no kids or pets.
WHO SHOULD DO THIS?
This three day weaving experience is suitable for beginners and those that have done my weaving workshop (or other workshops) previously. I am able to adapt to your individual needs and provide guidance and tuition over the weekend. My passion is to help facilitate people on their own personal creative journey. This is an adults only event.
MAKE & BRING
Everything is provided, however you may have something you wish to incorporate into a weaving (shells, beads, old clothing, favourite yarn).
Check the weather and pack for cool evenings.
You will make whatever you choose, a single large project or several small.
GOOD TO KNOW
Some onsite parking. Steep driveway. Otherwise drop off bags a the house and then park on street with a 2min walk.
Some dietary requirements can be accommodated and must be stated prior to booking. Dietary needs such as vegan or gluten intolerance may require you to bring your own food.
Participants must be over the age of 18.
Shared bed bookings can only be accepted for couples/friends that know each other, strangers can't share beds!
If for unseeable reasons retreat is cancelled a full refund will be given.
This retreat is a partly regimented and partly conducted intuitively and is based around the individual needs of participants. If you want to craft 24/7 you can, if you need to rest 24/7 you can. Also not everything goes as planned so allow for flexibility. Its basically about you being able to chill, have fun and create...however that looks to you.
A 50% deposit is required to secure your place. Final payment due two weeks prior to the retreat (by 30th August) with no refunds for cancellation thereafter. Refund of deposit due to cancellation is available up to six weeks prior to the retreat only. If I am able to fill your spot a 90% refund is granted.