$ 280.00$ 320.00

Main Creek NSW
TYPE: Weekend course
COST: $280 per person (staying sat night) includes accommodation, all meals, materials and instruction. $320 per person (fri and sat night) food not included friday night or sat morning but cottage has a fully equipped kitchen.
SKILLS COVERED: Natural material collection, an introduction to different basket types, natural dyes, weaving a basket or mat in traditional Yolŋu twining or coil style .

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Experienced weavers also welcome.

SKU: WEAVE-RETREAT Categories: , Tags: ,

Product Description

The Bower Retreat

Experience: In this weekend workshop, we will be weaving in an outdoor setting with all natural materials, many of which we will collect and prepare ourselves. The venue also has a large covered area and indoor crafting space if required. We will teach both the Yolŋu twining and coil style, as well as explore the 56 acre property to wander and collect weaving needs, and show you how to prepare some less usual materials. There will be ample opportunities to take a break from your weaving and go for a bushwalk or rest as you need.

Location: Towards the end of Main Creek, 20 minutes from Dungog, adjacent to the beautiful Chichester Forest.

Accommodation: The Bower Retreat: http://retreat2maincreek.com.au/ :1 nights shared accommodation in a fully self contained four bedroom cottage which sleeps up to 7 singularly (not having to share a bed, 9 otherwise).  All linen towels etc are provided. There are two private rooms (with 1 double bed in each), and 2 shared rooms ( with 3 single beds in one, and 2 single beds in the other). It is first to book,first to choose your bed! You can stay Friday night as well for an extra $40. No food is included with this extra night but the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen for your use.

Meals from Sat morning tea onwards: 1  breakfast supplied ( doings for breakfast are left in cottage). All other meals are served in studio area: 2x  morning teas served, 2x  lunches served, 1  dinner served. Urn for hot beverages is on the go all day with home made biscuits on hand. All meals are good home cooking and plenty of it. Dietary requirements cater for upon request eg gluten free, vegetarian.

If you need more information about this course, please contact us!

Additional Information


Saturday and Sunday (1 night accommodation), Friday to Sunday (2 nights accommodation)


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