The Creative Spirit, luxury sewing retreats with The Avid Seamstress

Centred around sewing, rest and relaxation in a truly luxury setting.No rushing, no blitzing three dresses in as many days, just slowly and methodically enjoying the practice of sewing with like minded crafters. Enjoy holistic experiences such as meditation and massage so that you can truly unwind. With no schedule to stick to, you can pick which activities feel right for you. With an option for a payment plan, we’re making it as easy as possible for you to spend some time with fellow sewists, in a beautiful setting enjoying the amazing craft of sewing. Contact us using the contact form below or via and we’ll send our retreat brochure to you.

What’s included


Healthy vibrant food

Snacks & Refreshments

Indoor swimming pool and sauna

Massage and more.

You’ll also receive an Avid Seamstress sewing pattern to sew at the retreat.


Holistic treatments (massage & meditation), healthy vibrant food to nourish you plus magical surprises.

The Creative Workshop

The workshop is a beautiful, tranquil space with a relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of room available with rustic wooden tables and chairs. The workshop space is light and inspired by the farm’s rich history.

What you need to bring

All levels are welcome. If you are a beginner, we’ll share our knowledge and help you create your first garment. If you are a more seasoned sewist, you’ll still be able to pick up lots of tips along the way. With at least two teachers, you’ll receive ample support.

Pick an Avid Seamstress sewing pattern to make at the retreat. With a new sewing pattern on the horizon, you’ll have an exciting new option to add to your sewing plans.

Bring your fabric, haberdashery, sewing machine and overlocker. Work on one more complicated project, such as The Blazer, or easier projects to wind away the hours. We can help you select the sewing pattern perfect for you. 

Sewing machines and overlockers available for those that aren’t able to bring theirs.


Choose from twin or double rooms in the Farmhouse or bring a bestie and stay in the two self catering cottages with outdoor bateau baths. 

Retreat Dates

Check in from 6pm / check out by 10am

Monday 26 – Friday 30 June 2023

September 2023 – dates to be confirmed

Friday 3 – Monday 6 November 2023

Your Host – Lisa Falconer, Founder – The Avid Seamstress

With a focus on slow sewing and enjoying the journey of creating a garment, Lisa will provide expert tuition and a magical setting for you to sew and re-energise.

If you’d like us to send you a brochure with dates, payment plan options, cancellation fees and all the gorgeous details for the retreats please fill in our handy contact form below or email us at

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