retreat | recreate

Welcome! We offer women’s textile arts retreats and tours to Japan, India, Morocco, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Australia with Turkey, Iran, Iceland and the Silk Road being added in 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 handcrafts: 18-25 June 2022  – COMPLETED

Top End (Northern Territory) handcrafts: 6-14 AugustONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!

Japan handcrafts: 1-14 October – BOOKINGS OPEN SOON!

Tasmania handcrafts (including the Deloraine Craft Fair): 29 Oct – 5 Nov – BOOKINGS OPEN SOON!

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