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  • Writer's pictureThe Old Laravale School

What's your retreat style?

Retreat : "time away in a quiet & secluded place where you can relax"

What better place to getaway for a few days than staying in Willmann House & The Old Laravale School

As a lifelong sewer (actually I was 10 years old LOL), former shop owner, and a sewing teacher I was inspired to create a unique venue for small groups.

You and your friends can book your own sewing retreat (or it might be scrapbooking, craft, wellness or even training) for as few as 4 guests to stay in our renovated accommodation.

Willmann House is perfect for self catered groups with a fully setup country style kitchen (no dishwasher though). The Queenslander house was built in 1907 & was relocated to Laravale in 2019. We spent 18 months renovating her (well that's actually never ending LOL) using a recycled bits & pieces where possible including the comfortable antique/period furniture. The house sleeps 9 guest in 4 bedrooms (all have fans & air conditioning).

The former school classrooms make an excellent large & comfortable workroom. Plenty of room for you to spread out and the best part is you don't have to pack up until you are ready to head home.

What's included in the workroom?

1x table per person plus extras

cutting tables

irons & ironing boards

pressing cloths & tools

extension packs & power leads

blackboards & whiteboard

kitchenette for tea & coffee making (very important)

Also available on request

daylight lamps

cutting mats, rotary cutters, rulers

A small selection of emergency sewing supplies are available for purchase from Sewing With Wendy during your stay.

I will meet you upon arrival and give you a quick tour then leave you to be creative for your stay. Sometimes I will pop in to say hi and see what you are up to. And with your permission I'd love to take some pics to share on social media. Everyone loves to see what others are creating.

Craft retreats can be booked for weekends (2 nights) or midweek (options available).

Click HERE for pricing info

I'm happy to chat anytime if you have questions or would like to arrange a venue tour.

Call or message me on 0402 309 047 or send an email

Happy crafting


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