retreat | recreate

Welcome! 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 2022 and 2023 (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.  

Please click here to join our mailing list or register your ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) for one or several tour destinations. Those on the EOI list for each destination will receive an early bird invitation to sign up for newly released tours to that destination before they’re made available to the general mailing list and promoted on social media.  Many of our tours sell out to the EOI list alone before we have a chance to advertise them broadly.

2022 and 2023 tours (Covid permitting)

EOIs (Expressions of Interest) are now INVITED for all 2022 and 2023 tours unless marked as SOLD OUT. 


Tasmania handcrafts  26 Feb – 5 March COMPLETED

Far North Queensland (Cairns and Port Douglas) handcrafts: 18-25 June – ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Top End (Northern Territory) handcrafts: 6-14 August – SOLD OUT 

Far North Queensland handcrafts: 18-25 June 2022  ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT! (After 19 May, new bookings are subject to accommodation availability)

Top End handcrafts (Northern Territory): 6-14 August 2022 SOLD OUT

Japan handcrafts: 1-14 October

Tasmania handcrafts (including the Deloraine Craft Fair) – 29 Oct – 5 Nov TBC

Morocco handcrafts: 7-22 November 

New Zealand handcrafts – November TBC


India handcrafts: Feb/Mar 

New Zealand handcrafts

Morocco handcrafts (private group booking – March 2023)

Morocco handcrafts: March/April TBC

Japan dance: May TBC

Turkey handcrafts – June TBC

Iceland handcrafts

Silk Road (Uzbekistan) Handcrafts

Far North Queensland handcrafts

Top End Handcrafts (Northern Territory)

Ballet (London, Paris & Amsterdam)

Japan Blue (an indigo focussed textile tour)

Japan gardens

Thailand & Laos handcrafts

To view details of our COMPLETED TOURS click here

retreat|recreate acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to the land, sea and community.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and their cultures.

retreat | recreate

Melbourne, Australia

ABN: 45 657 561 570