The Craft Sessions' 5th Annual REtreat

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September 2017

Our Annual Retreat has Sold Out!

Dates for our 2018 retreat will be posted soon.

The Craft Sessions' Annual Retreat is a weekend retreat of creative workshops, delicious food, quiet moments and inspiring people. It is an opportunity to play and learn, to talk, and share ideas. It’s about coming together and sharing a love of making, appreciating the beauty in the smaller things, and delighting in the pleasure and simplicity of all things handmade.

The weekend is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a weekend knitting, weaving, stitching, printing, sewing, dyeing and making. Surrounded by beautiful greenery, the retreat spaces boasts big light filled rooms with stunning views of the surrounding bush.


Important dates!

The retreat runs from 2pm Friday 8th September until 4.30pm Sunday 10th September 2017.

The workshops for our 2017 retreat can be found here and registration will open at 5pm Sunday 30th of April. More details will be available closer to the date. Please join our mailing list to be kept in the loop.

Where is it held?

Our annual retreat is held in the Yarra Valley, an hour outside of Melbourne, Australia, at the Yarra Valley Estate.


The Flow of the weekend!

The weekend begins after lunch on Friday Sept 8th, where we will come together for a welcoming afternoon tea, before heading straight into our first workshop. Friday evening we will come together for dinner, drinks and to meet our teachers and fellow crafters, share stories and plan your adventures.

Our second workshop will be held on Saturday morning after (optional) early yoga and delicious breakfast. Saturday afternoon has space for either relaxation and free craft, OR you can partake in our optional bonus workshops, or restorative yoga. We will come together Saturday evening to share a meal and chat about our day around the fire. 

Sunday begins with another (optional!) yoga class followed by a yummy breakfast and a day of solid crafting with our sensational teachers. We finish up with a late afternoon tea and say our goodbyes. 

Our Workshops

Our workshops are a creative hands–on experience. Our classes are small and intimate allowing time for questions, space to build on ideas, make mistakes and learn new things. We have designed many of them especially so you can begin, work and follow your project through to something beautiful and complete. Others look at mastering particular techniques or building on your skills. 

The workshops are a chance to gather knowledge, learn new skills and be inspired by an amazing group of gifted teachers and passionate and talented crafters. We are so excited to have talented (and lovely!!) teachers from all corners of the crafting world to come and share their love of making. 

Details of this years workshops and the schedule of workshops will be posted on Wednesday 19th of April 2017.

Please join our mailing list or follow our blog to be kept up to date. A list of last year's workshops can be found here


The cost for a full place at The Craft Sessions 2017 weekend retreat is $895. The weekend is an almost all inclusive price. Inclusions are detailed below.

The cost for a day place at The Craft Sessions 2017 weekend retreat is $675. The weekend is still an almost-all-inclusive price that is much the same as a full place however accommodation and breakfast are not included with a day place.

The initial deposit on registration day will be $200 with the balance due on July 7th 2017.

Retreat Inclusions

The retreat is an all-inclusive weekend, where you will enjoy;

  • Two full days of workshops (over two and a half days!) with our very talented and super encouraging teachers.
  • Two nights accommodation twin-share in the beautiful Yarra Valley, just outside of Melbourne, at the Yarra Valley Estate.
  • All meals including
    • Friday drinks and dinner
    • Saturday breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
    • Sunday breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Morning yoga on Saturday and Sunday 
  • Saturday afternoon there is the option of free time to spend with your new friends relaxing and crafting in the beautiful environment OR participating in optional extra workshops or restorative yoga
  • A gorgeous arrival gift


Class allocations

The Craft Sessions retreat is all-inclusive event which offers workshops as part of the retreat, rather than offering a guaranteed place in an individual workshop. As part of the registration we collect three preferences for each workshop time slot in order to assign workshops to each person. While we try to give each person their first choice, this isn't always possible due to demand. We have always been able to give someone one of their top three choices.

Buying a ticket to The Craft Sessions means that you are happy to accept any of your three workshop preferences.

Apologies, we are unable to offer refunds based on class preferences.


Accommodation is simple twin share rooms with ensuite facilities and electric blankets for the cool nights. You can see pictures of the rooms on the Yarra Valley Estate website.


All meals are provided, and are absolutely delicious, with morning and afternoon tea as well as plenty of cups of tea to keep you going.

More details about this event can be found in our retreat FAQ and you can see details of our past retreats here.

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