Nourish your mind, body and soul on a long weekend of creativity and fun in the Nelson region!

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Nourish your mind, body and soul on a long weekend of creativity and fun in the Nelson region!

Using unconventional and unusual textiles we will create fascinating pieces - jewellery, wall-hangings etc. We will also nourish our body and soul with walks, wine and a spa retreat!

Date & Duration: 18th-22nd June 2021 - 5 days
Cost: NZD980 - What's included?
Arrival & Departure points: Nelson/Nelson
Group size: max 6
Accommodation: Elegant lodge

Repurposing Workshop, Wine and Walks

Repurposing Workshop, Wine and Walks

Get creactive, inspired and enriched in this fabulous long weekend getaway!


On this 5 day workshop and wellness retreat in the Nelson/Mapua region we will:
-partake in a fabulous inspiring and creative 2-day screen printing workshop
-visit a local Nelson winery for a wine-tasting
-take a walk in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park
-visit the interesting and quirky Nelson market
-enjoy some fabulous meals at local cafes and restaurants
-peruse some local art/galleries

Day 1 Ruby Bay - galleries, shops, 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 2/3 Unconventional Repurposing Textile Workshop
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.
Then our Unconventional and Unusual Textiles workshop begins! Over the course of the next 2 days you will discover the joy of creating with Unconventional and Unusual Materials - pre used and repurposed to create contemporary art jewellery, small sculptural objects or art works for your wall, with an emphasis on learning techniques that can be also applied to create light shades, baskets, sculptures, cushions and more, the choices are huge, with your outcomes being totally unexpected and surprising.

Whether you are a complete beginner or bring experience with you, our tutor Maggy will gently guide you through her processes to manage repurposed materials to create innovative fibre and art textile works that are meaningful to you.

Maggy has a Masters in Fine Arts (hons), been a multi finalist at WOW winning two awards and has attended numerous international residences.

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 4/5 Walks and wellness
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 local beaches. No trip to Nelson is complete without a visit to a local winery, so that's exactly what we will do - go wine-tasting!
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.

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18th-22nd June 2021, 5 days, Cost: NZD980 - What's included?

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