The first retreat will be held on the weekend of March 11-13, 2022. It will be a weekend full of stitching – you are welcome to bring a project that you are already working on, or you can start a new project. There will be a special kit for retreat participants that will not be available through the website. The retreat will be a small and personal with only 8 participants.
The itinerary is as follows:
Friday 11th March: Check in to your accommodation and arrive at the studio after 1.00pm. If you are arriving by train or airport shuttle bus, we will collect you from the station, get you checked in and then take you to the studio.
There will be stitching in the studio with free flowing tea and coffee with homemade biscuits until dinner, which will be served in the studio. (Cue the kangaroos…) We will then continue to stitch into the evening and take you back to your accommodation.
Saturday 12th March: Breakfast at your accommodation. We will collect you at 9.30am and bring you to the studio. The morning will be spent stitching with tea/coffee/biscuits until lunch and then more stitching until dinner. Tonight’s dinner is two courses in the gastropub next door to your motel.
Sunday 13th March: Breakfast at your accommodation. We will collect you at 9.30am and bring you to the studio for more stitching and biscuits! Lunch is in the studio again today. After lunch we can drop off to the station for those traveling by train.
Inclusions: 16+ hours of stitching time, retreat embroidery kit, tea/coffee/biscuits, Friday dinner and drinks, Saturday continental breakfast, lunch and two course dinner (main meal and dessert), Sunday continental breakfast and lunch, single accommodation in a queen room at 4.5 star motel (Friday and Saturday), transfers to the train station if required (and between the motel and the studio).
Saturday evening’s drinks at the hotel are at your own expense – as are any entrees/soups that you wish to add.
If you are arriving by car, our address is 32 Silverwattle Drive, Invermay. If coming from Melbourne, take the third Ballarat exit which is the Midland Highway (Creswick Road).
Retreat Cost: $850.00 per person – if you are local and don’t require the accommodation, the price is $600.00.
Please advise if you have any food allergies and whether you need accommodation.
Cancellations: Deposits are refundable less 10% if cancellation before the end of January, less 20% if cancelled during February and are non-refundable after March 1st. If the retreat is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund is given.