GIRLS TRIP TO NELSON! Learn Screen Printing and rejuvenate with a wellness retreat!

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GIRLS TRIP TO NELSON! Learn Screen Printing and rejuvenate with a wellness retreat!

Fabulous five-day girls trip to Nelson: join us for a creative screen printing workshop, indulgent wellness retreat, walks and wine in Mapua!

Date & Duration: 11th-15th June 2021 - 5 days
Cost: NZD1100 - What's included?
Arrival & Departure points: Nelson/Nelson
Group size: max 7
Accommodation: Elegant lodge accommodation

Been busy lately? Come alone, or bring girlfriends for some ME TIME on this fab girls weekend


Been busy lately? Come alone, or bring girlfriends for some ME TIME on this fab girls weekend

Nourish your mind, body and soul!

Trip highlights:

On this 5 day workshop and wellness retreat in the Nelson/Mapua region we will:
-learn a new creative skill in a fabulous, inspiring 2-day screen printing workshop
-visit a lovely local Nelson winery for a wine-tasting
-take a leisurely walk in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park
-find some treasures at the quirky Nelson market
-enjoy some fabulous meals at local cafes and restaurants
-peruse some local art/galleries
-indulge in a spa and rejuvenate your body

Day 1 Nelson to Ruby Bay - Galleries, shops and wine-tasting
Arrive in Nelson to begin your fun-filled 5-day trip!
Spend a relaxing afternoon at the charming seaside village of Mapua, perusing the unique shops and galleries. Grab lunch at one of the local eateries before heading to a local winery. No trip to Nelson is complete without a visit to a local winery, so that's exactly what we will do - go wine-tasting!
Dinner together tonight at a fabulous local restaurant.

Day 2 Market, walks and art
Saturday morning means market day in Nelson! We kick off the day with a couple of hours getting inspired by the arts, crafts and food at this wonderful market. We will also pop into a gallery or two, before heading over to Marahau for a leisurely walk in the Abel Tasman.
We'll have a sundowner and enjoy the sunset before going out for dinner.


Day 3/4 Screen printing workshop
Our two-day screenprinting workshop with a tropical twist begins! Over the course of the next 2 days you will learn the process of screen printing onto fabrics, including cut stencils and wax resist techniques aided and abetted by our colourful screen printing legend, Judith Ritchie.

This workshop could be just what you've been looking for to start up your own screen printing venture. Whether that is revamping your home with printed cushions, duvet sets and curtains or a small business specialising in T shirts, hoodies or bed linen. The possibilities are endless.

Judith has just returned from two years teaching and developing new screen printed imagery in the Cook Islands. She brings unique Pasifika inspiration to her workshops, as well as her love of New Zealand imagery, sharing her gorgeous designs with those wishing to take away special memories.

Pacific designs include the beautiful hibiscus flower, hand woven hats and the head 'ei' worn by women and men as daily adornment.
There are also options if you wish to use your own drawings or designs. So we'll roll up our sleeves and get printing with Judith while learning lots of tricks of the trade!
This eco-friendly and sustainable craft is something you will be able to use to create your own fabulous gifts or household items.

Lunch at the lodge.
Dinner at local restaurants.

Day 5 Wellness time!
After two days of being creative, it's time for some fresh air, nature and indulgence! Enjoy some lovely walks in local bush and along stunning beaches.
We finish off our fun-filled 5 day workshop and retreat with a trip to the local spa, to soak in hot tubs, a sauna and a steam room.
What a great girls weekend it has been! You will return home relaxed, inspired and rejuvenated!

Fly out after 6pm on the last day.

Maybe you would like to see our other fab and fun workshop/retreats on offer? Felt-making, flax weaving...?» Click here «

Included: all breakfasts, vehicle/transportation, 4 nights elegant lodge accommodation, workshop, lunches during workshops, 1 dinner, wine-tasting, spa,
Not included: lunches and dinners not in itinerary

To bring: a bottle or two of wine, comfy but warm clothes for walking, daypack, drink bottle, swimsuit, toiletries...and a good book just in case!

"Life is short - Eat Cake!" An even better idea is to rally some friends for a memorable girls weekend away. What are you waiting for?

Email me below to reserve your place.



Screen printing workshop and retreat

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11th-15th June 2021, 5 days, Cost: NZD1100 - What's included?


"I loved the variety of accommodation. We stayed in everything from 5 star hotels to sleeping under the stars in the Sahara (who's going to believe me?!)"

Leigh, NZ


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