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We offer women’s textile arts retreats and tours to Japan, India, Morocco, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and Thailand, with Australia, Turkey, Iran, Iceland and the Silk Road being added in 2021 and 2022 (Covid permitting).  We’re also expanding our offerings and planning dance focussed tours to Japan and Europe (London, Paris & Amsterdam) and a garden tour of Japan.  

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Tours completed since 2015 

Please review our Completed Tours for more details and a description of the itinerary.

2020 Tours 

All 2020 tours have been rescheduled to 2021 and 2022 due to COVID-19

2021 Tours (Covid permitting)

EOIs (Expressions of Interest) are now INVITED for all 2021 and 2022 tours unless marked as SOLD OUT.

Note:  All 2021 and 2022 tours outside Australia are subject to confirmation

Tasmania Textiles & Handcrafts: 20-27 March  – SOLD OUT!

Tasmania Textiles & Handcrafts: 1-8 May A FEW PLACES LEFT! DON’T MISS OUT! 

Central Australia Indigenous Handcrafts: June/July – TBC

Japan Blue (an indigo-focussed itinerary):  September – TBC

Japan Handcrafts: 2-15 October – TBC

Japan Dance: October/November – TBC

Japan Autumn Gardens: November – TBC

Morocco Textiles & Handcrafts: 8-23 November – TBC

2022 Tours

Japan Textiles & Quilt Show: January

India Textiles & Handcrafts: February 

Thailand & Laos Textiles & Handcrafts: March  

Morocco (private group booking): 11-26 March

Morocco Textiles & Handcrafts: 28 March – 12 April

Ballet (London, Paris & Amsterdam): May

Turkey Textiles & Handcrafts: May /June 

Iceland Textiles & Handcrafts: July/August

Japan Textiles & Handcrafts: October

Silk Road Textiles & Handcrafts (Uzbekistan): October/November

India Textiles & Handcrafts – November 

retreat | recreate

Melbourne, Australia

retreatrecreate@gmail.com

ABN: 45 657 561 570