Gathering Yarns

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Recreational retreats to gather for uninterrupted weekends away

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Gathering Yarns Retreats is about connecting through our stories while doing what takes us to our happy place.

Our Sewing Retreat is borne out of the joy of sewing and sharing with family and friends.

It is borne out of a love for fabrics and all the wonderful creations they can make.

It is borne out of the delight I experience whenever I give handmade garments as gifts.

Gathering Yarns Retreats aims to connect us through the shared experience of creating something unique in a world of mass production.

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We all make stories, and our yarns stitch us together.

sewing retreats

Enjoy a glorious weekend of uninterrupted sewing

with like-minded people.

At a Gathering Yarns Sewing Retreat you bring your own project and sew whatever takes your fancy.

You don’t need to be an expert seamstress, but as the retreat doesn’t include tuition a basic level of sewing knowledge is required so that people can work independently.

Our next Sewing Retreat!

When: Friday 13th September, 3pm to Sunday 15th September 12.30pm

Where: St John of God Retreat & Conference Centre

47 Gloucester Crescent, Shoalwater, Western Australia, 6169

Cost: $435

What is included:

  • Individual accommodation
  • All meals catered for: Continental breakfasts, two-course lunches and dinners, morning and afternoon tea, plus all-day tea and coffee
  • A bright, spacious, dedicated sewing room
  • Individual sewing table
  • Ironing boards and irons
  • Kitchenette with tea and coffee facilities
  • Air-conditioning and heating

The Centre is set in restful, landscaped grounds and is close to the ocean.

What to bring: A sewing project! Your machine and overlocker (if you have one), your sewing aids, your laughter, and a yarn or two to share.


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