Needlework Tours Craft Retreat 2022

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Needlework Tours Craft Retreat 2022

May 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

needlework tours 2022 craft retreat information

I will be teaching at the Needlework Tours Craft Retreat 2022. Scroll down for more information.

needlework tours 2022 craft retreat information

With all of life’s ups and downs, it’s very important to take the time to nurture ourselves and pursue our passions, and nothing could fulfil that more than a craft retreat.

The Needlework Tours Craft Retreat is suitable for for crafters of all stripes, from the accomplished and intermediate to beginners who wish to try their hand at needlework, felting, hand appliqué, knitting, beading, and sashiko stitching.

This retreat will be held at the Rydges Parramatta, the gateway to the Blue Mountains. The venue features all-inclusive amenities, conference rooms, dining and fabulous accommodation, all located within the building; the perfect getaway for crafters.

Rydges parramatta

Escape the world for nine days of craft and comfort.

Craft Retreat Details

  • 17 of Australia’s best craft instructors
  • Choose from a huge range of projects, 51 in total. (Tuition included)
  • Class kits and welcome pack all inclusive
  • Specially curated traditional menu for the group
  • Blue Mountains excursion  ( Optional )
  • Ferry trip from Parramatta to Circular Quay (Optional )
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell events
  • Entertainment
  • Return Coach Transfers to and from the Airport

Pricing starts at $1990 for meals, entertainment, and 6  days of classes.

Click here for full details of the projects on offer.


Learn Sashiko and Appliqué with Sue Howie at Needlework Tours Craft Retreat 2022

I am very pleased to be one of the tutors at this retreat. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for the following sashiko projects under my instruction:

Threaded Dreaming Sashiko Panels

Threaded Dreaming

Create two indigenous-themed sashiko wall hangings. In the process, you’ll learn techniques essential to many sashiko projects: trace designs onto fabric for stitching; stitch your designs using sashiko embroidery; appliqué; audition fabrics using the mylar technique; stretch your panel over a frame for hanging.

Sashiko Shell Panel Table Runner

Shell Sashiko Panel

Create a gorgeous table runner in sashiko. You’ll learn how to stitch a pre-printed sashiko panel and learn to experiment with variegated sashiko thread colours.

Sashiko Crossings Tablecloth

crossings sashiko table cloth

Create a beautiful square tablecloth using the famous Sashiko Crossings design. Master the techniques of sashiko stitching and appliqué.


May 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am
June 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Needlework Tours & Cruises
1300 385 080
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Rydges Parramatta
116-118 James Ruse Dr
Rosehill, NSW 2142 Australia
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(02) 8863 7600
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