THERE IS NO RETREAT DURING 2014 OR 2015
REPORT ON NCEATA CREATIVE TEXTILE RETREAT 2013
Perfect autumn weather put the finishing touches on a great weekend of friendship and creativity for our 2013 Kurri retreat. We sunned ourselves like lizards at morning and afternoon tea and reluctantly tore ourselves away from the cakes and scones to return to our work.
This year we chose to work Ďatelier Ďas a change from the customary classes of previous years. The spacious light filled room that the TAFE provided meant that everyone could work in the same area and gain inspiration from others.
The embellisher play proved to be a popular option and there were quite a few converts to this method of assemblage. It will not be surprising if the economy of local sewing shops is boosted by sales of embellisher machines in the coming weeks.
Once again Jim and his team provided us with gourmet meals throughout the weekend. We were accommodated in the motel units (very comfy) and this also gave us a place to gather and chat over coffee. We had our traditional Saturday evening drinks there also and sipped on bubbles made by the TAFE students as we nibbled delicious titbits.
But it was not all about the food, there was work, work and more work. Two uninterrupted days of printing and painting and stitching and scrumbling. Projects grew in front of our eyes and opinions were expressed if you needed them (and sometimes even if you didnítÖ).