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Retreat Workshops

We have a wonderful selection of workshops available during the retreat. More workshop options are being added – watch this space for updates! There are going to be lots to choose from.

All items required for the workshops are supplied = no additional costs! You just need to bring your favourite knitting and crochet needles, covered in shoes and a spare shirt (if your joining the felting or dyeing workshops – some of these tend to be a little messy).

Advanced Dye Workshop Weekend - February 15th and 16th

Advanced Dye Workshop Weekend - February 15th and 16th

Unwind @ Blackwattle by spending the weekend with us, on our alpaca farm in Murrumbateman, for an advanced learn to dye workshop, filled with yummy food, local wine, yarn and alpaca!

Over 2 days you will learn:
  • colour theory and how to apply it to choosing colours that suit you and your next crafting project
  • how to choose and apply colours when dyeing yarn – which colours work together and which ones don’t and why
  • basic and advanced dye techniques
  • fearless fixing – learn how to fix dye mistakes
  • how to dye raw alpaca fibre
Workshop cost includes:
  • 8 x 100 gram skeins of our Grevillea sock yarn base 4 ply
  • 1 x 100 grams of raw alpaca fibre
  • morning and afternoon tea (both days)
  • 2 course lunch on both days
  • a glass of local wine with each lunch (our gift to you)
  • all day tea and coffee
Other Details – Teacher: Angela Smith (farm owner and Indie Dyer from Blackwattle Yarn and Fibre). Time: 10am – 5pm both days. Cost: $395 per person

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Weaving Workshop Weekend - March 7th and 8th

Weaving Workshop Weekend - March 7th and 8th

Unwind @ Blackwattle by spending the weekend with us, on our alpaca farm in Murrumbateman, for an Art Weaving Weekend, filled with yummy food, local wine, yarn, fibre and alpaca! Over 2 days you will learn various weaving techniques – basic and advanced.

Day One: Art Weaving – let your imagination go wild! Learn a range of weaving techniques and complete a 40cm x 40cm Art Weaving (looms can be purchased on the day if you want to take it home for future weavings).

Day Two: Large Circular Weaving (35cm diameter hoop that you get to take home).

Workshop cost includes:
  • 35cm round weaving loom
  • all the fibre you need to complete two weavings
  • morning and afternoon tea (both days)
  • 2 course lunch on both days
  • a glass of local wine with each lunch (our gift to you)
  • all day tea and coffee
  • PDF Weaving Guide
Other Details – Teacher: Julianne Ehlert-Connor (Retro Nanna and Fibre Art in Australia). Time: 9.30am – 5pm both days. Cost: $395.

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