Gathering Yarns

Ball of Yarn Line Art

Recreational retreats for uninterrupted sewing weekends

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Gathering Yarns is about connecting through our stories, and ​the shared experience of creating something unique in a world ​of mass production.

Our sewing retreats are borne out of the joy of sewing, a love ​of fabrics and the delight experienced in giving handmade ​garments as gifts.

Bring your own project and sew whatever takes your fancy.

You don’t need to be an expert seamstress, but a basic level of ​sewing knowledge is required.

Person Sewing Cloth on a Sewing Machine

Our stories and yarns stitch us together.

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.

Enjoy a weekend of uninterrupted sewing with like-minded people.


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