The UsefulBox Make, Sew & Gather Weekend Retreat

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I am super pleased to announce our very own Make, Sew & Gather Weekend Retreat!  
Take some time out for you with other makers and crafters over the weekend of  28-30 October in Ingleside, near Manly. This special time enables us to gather to learn new skills, broaden our knowledge, meet new like minded friends and above all, treat ourselves by doing something that you love doing!

We all love making and this is a chance to share in the wonderful and nurturing making community.

Learning from some of the best in the business, you will take your sewing, pattern making or knitting to the next level. Or even take the time to learn something new, such Fabric Painitng! And what better way to do that than in the relaxing and peaceful surrounds of our retreat with your tribe!

After the weekend is over guests will feel revitalised, encouraged, proud that you've learnt new things and excited by new friendships!

More details here.

The Weekend at a Glance

Friday 
Residential guests will arrive by 6pm for a welcome canapé and drink reception, followed by a delicious 2 course meal.  Staying overnight in deluxe twin share rooms.
Saturday 
Our day guests join us for workshops, lovely lunch and more workshops.  You can choose from a full day workshop or 2 x half day workshops. All meals are included for both day and residential guests. Residential guests will stay on for another tasty meal and spending time with new friends followed by a lovely sleep!
Sunday
Residential guests will pack up their bags after a hearty breakfast ready for the day guests to arrive and start with more workshops.  Again choosing from a full day workshop or 2 x half day workshops.  Our day will wrap up at 430pm with enough time to get you home recharged for the week ahead. All meals are included for both residential and day guests.
Accommodation
We will be escaping to the leafy surrounds of the Sydney Conference and Training Centre in Ingleside near Manly in Sydney. 

The accomodation rooms will be twin share and with their own bathroom. Tea and Coffee making facilities are available in room too for those much needed quite moments.  All rooms look out onto the surrounding bushland and are air conditioned for extra comfort.

If you are coming along with a friend, we can easily arrange for you to be roomies.  If not, we ask for your nocturnal preferences and try to room you with a similar person i.e.:  night owls together and sleepy heads together.

As for relaxation, there is a lovely pool to laze by and plenty of lovely bushland to stroll through. Perfect for a complete get away!


WORKSHOPS
Our weekend is all about making and learning new things within our beautiful making community.  It is about gathering together to learn, share and experience.  We are busily building workshop schedule that will bring guests all that!  
Below is a list of all the workshops that we are developing and super excited about. You may like to focus on the one workshop for the two days, or a different workshop each day, or even 2 workshops on the Saturday and 1 workshop on the Sunday. 
You can choose from the following workshops:

Saturday Morning Workshops

  • *  Colours - how to choose the right colours and silhouettes for you with Kash from The Style Doctor
  • *  Weaving/Macrame

Saturday Afternoon Workshops

  • * Mending and upcycling with Kate from Sewing with Kate
  • *  Fabric Painting with Saffron Craig

Saturday Full day Workshop

  • *  Knitting - Getting past the basics

Sunday Full day Workshop

  • *  Sew your own Lingerie with Susan Goodwin from Measure Twice, Cut Once
  • *  Sew your own Geona Tote bag with Anna from Blogless Anna
  • *  Japanese Sewing Patterns for beginners with Jillan from Sew Unravelled

Saturday & Sunday Full day workshop

  • *  Pattern Block making with Emily from In the Folds

You can see more information on workshops and teachers here.

This is going to be a super fun weekend and I am so excited to be hosting it.  Keep an eye out on our Facebook page, Instagram or sign up to the newsletter for more information on workshops and teachers....along with prize draws!

If you are as excited as us, purchase your ticket now before you miss out!

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