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retreat | recreate


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.

2021 Tours (Covid permitting)

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

All tours outside Australia are postponed until 2022-23 and subject to confirmation.

Tasmania Textiles & Handcrafts: 20-27 March – COMPLETED

Tasmania Textiles & Handcrafts 1-8 May – COMPLETED 

Top End Handcrafts: 1-9 October – POSTPONED TO 29 April – 7 May 2022 

Far North Queensland Handcrafts: 9-16 October – POSTPONED TO 18-25 JUNE 2022 

Tasmania Textiles & Handcrafts (including the fantastic Deloraine Craft Fair): 30 Oct – 6 NovPOSTPONED TO 26 Feb – 5 March 2022 

2022 Tours (Covid permitting)

Tasmania handcrafts  26 Feb – 5 March SOLD OUT!

Top End (Darwin and surrounds) handcrafts: 29 April – 7 May 

Far North Queensland (Cairns and Port Douglas) handcrafts: 18-25 June

Central Australia handcrafts

New Zealand handcrafts

Arnhem Land handcrafts

Japan handcrafts

Japan gardens

Japan dance 

India handcrafts

Thailand & Laos handcrafts

Morocco handcrafts

Morocco handcrafts (private group booking – March)

Ballet (London, Paris & Amsterdam)

Turkey handcrafts

Iceland handcrafts

Silk Road (Uzbekistan) 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