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Be Inspired You ARE Creative Retreat


You ARE Creative retreat will run from Friday 23rd March to Sunday 25th March 2018.

Our venue this year is the delightful The Hatchery, on the KZN North Coast, about 45 minutes from the new airport. The Hatchery, as its name depicts, was once a prawn farm, on the mouth of a lagoon and near to the sea. The venue is both comfortable and dynamic, we like a little different and it certainly will ignite our creative juices!

The program for the weekend is to Chill. Foremost. And the second is to be Inspired and to learn to let go and be Creative. Of course then, there are those who say but there has to be a point? The point is that at the end of the weekend, you will not only have played with many many different yarns, made a gazillion motifs by top designers (Atty, Sue from the Felted Button, Annelies Baes, to name a few, are designing motifs especially for this retreat), but you will also create a beautiful crochet art journal. Use this journal for creative musings, for wips, for future wips, for experiments in fibre, and as a journey into your creative soul. Because we specialize in the art of crochet, we have brought on board a creative mixed media artist who will teach us to age paper; create watercolour effects and to stencil with inks. We will also play with stamping and embossing. This will create the backgrounds for your Crochet Journals. We will inspire each other with colour play and design, planning new projects, or adding to your current wips.

This process of creative creating will spark ideas that you will carry away with you, as well as a beautiful mini work of art. Sometimes, it is in the planning of a project that we get the most joy.

Please look at the various options, there is only 1 room that is completely non-sharing (Chapel), then there is a second single small room in Forest cottage.  The others are shared accommodation. The weekend will include the following:

a goodie bag (and our goodie bags are GOOD)

a kit including an art journal, papers, journalling pen, washi tape, yarns, colouring pages, and other goodies

tuition and use of stamps, inks, etc

yarn tasting

motif designs and tuition

food – including tea/coffee/soft drinks (please bring own alcohol)


fun is free!

We are still working on sample pages but what I did was snap a couple pics of my “start” but please note that your journal will not be identical nor have identical elements. It’s use here is merely to give you an idea.

We are incredibly excited to be able to run this workshop weekend, as it will be a first one of it’s kind in South Africa. We hope you come along for the ride.

PLEASE NOTE: A deposit of 50% is needed to secure your booking. The balance will need to be paid in full before 22nd March. Should you decide that you no longer are able to come, we will refund the deposit up until the 1st March. This allows us enough time to resell your place. From 1st March 2018 we will unfortunately not be able to refund your paid for amount, UNLESS we can find someone to “take over” your booking. Please use your order number as reference for paying THIS IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT, and add in after the order number whether it is deposit, second, or third or full payment so we know your plans.


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Prawnfeed, Flying Prawns, Red Herring, Nursery, Pumphouse, Tap Room, Broodstock, Chapel, Forest Room Double, Forest Room Single

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