Girls trip to Mapua! Funky Felt-making workshop and Wellness Retreat

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Girls trip to Mapua! Funky Felt-making workshop and Wellness Retreat

Girls Trip! Fun and funky contemporary felt-making workshop, combined with walks in nature, wineries and a wellness retreat in Mapua!

Date & Duration: 9th-13th July 2021 - 5 days
Cost: $1100 - What's included?
Group size: min 4, max 7
Accommodation: stylish lodge

Get creative, get energised and get relaxed....

Get creative, get energised and get relaxed....

Nourish your mind, body and soul on this winter wellness retreat and workshop!

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 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 around midday 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. Maybe grab a late lunch/afternoon tea/glass of wine at one of the local eateries. It's time to unwind!
Dinner together tonight at a fabulous local restaurant.

Day 2/3 Nelson Market, Felt-making Workshop
Saturday morning means market day in Nelson! We kick off the day with a couple of hours getting inspired by the wonderful arts, crafts and food at this fabulous and colourful local market.

This two day Contemporary Felt Making Workshop is an opportunity to to get really creative - we will explore making felted jewelllery and a small handy bag or felted 'nuno' scarf (combining silk and wool).
Our tutor Colleen will guide us on how to enhance our ideas by applying colour and using the techniques of resists, inlays or embellishments to create texture into the structure of the felt. You will be able to choose your colours from a generous selection of hand dyed merino wool and luxury silk fabrics and fibres. The focus will be to create a fabulous piece that is meaningful to you. There may also be an opportunity to trial other ideas including three dimensional felt making.
If you are ready to be challenged and inspired then this workshop with give you an insight into what makes your work unique!
No previous experience necessary, just come along and get inspired!

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.
You will return home relaxed, inspired and rejuvenated!

Maybe you would like to see our other fab and fun workshop/retreats on offer? Screen printing, 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.

Feltmaking workshop info please!!

» Feltmaking workshop info please!! «

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9th-13th July 2021, 5 days, Cost: $1100 - 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?!)"

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