Barossa Valley

The Yarn Retreat – 3rd to 6th March 2022


All the pieces have come together for The Yarn Retreat, Barossa Valley (South Australia) and I could not be more excited.  The retreat will run from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 March 2022 and offer workshops with some of Australia’s best tutors in both knitting and crochet. I hope you will join me for a long weekend of crafting, relaxation and soaking up the stunning surroundings. This retreat is an opportunity to really spoil yourself as Novotel Barossa Valley is one of the premier accommodation options in the Barossa Region.                                   

In addition to the wonderful workshops, there will be a variety of yarn retailers on site…for when you ‘need’ more yarn or supplies.

You may want to get a coffee and a comfy chair as there is a lot of information to share with you and websites to browse.

Venue:  Novotel Barossa Valley

The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort is centrally located overlooking the vines of Jacob’s Creek and the Barossa Valley Ranges. With 140 accommodations rooms all featuring balconies you will be immersed in a beautiful regional setting.

Each package includes all meals in one of their fabulous restaurants or served to the workshop rooms, with the exception of Friday night dinner.  This is your opportunity to chose your dining venue onsite or you may like to venture out to one of the nearby restaurants.

For full details on the venue, please visit their website here.

Tutors & Workshops

Download information on our tutors & workshops – including bio’s, photos and workshop descriptions.


We are very lucky to have two fabulous retailers on site for all your needs and wants over the weekend:

  • Yarn Trader is an independent yarn store in Port Adelaide who love natural fibres and have a large range of local and Australian made goodies.
  • Bombed Yarns is a Tasmanian Indie Yarn business owned by Sarah who has been a knitter since pre-teens and can also crochet, spin, weave and sew. Bombed Yarns offers gorgeous hand dyed yarn to make you SWOON!

Costs and Packages

LIVE IN PACKAGE - Inclusions:

The full packages include the following:

  • 3 nights accommodation in a Studio Room (Single or Twin Share)
  • Full buffet breakfast each morning in The Cellar Kitchen
  • Buffet Menu Dinner Thursday and Saturday Night
  • Lunch Friday and Saturday served in the workshop room
  • Complimentary wine tasting each afternoon from 5 – 6pm
  • Workshops of your choice (final details to come)
  • The Yarn Retreat special edition gift pack

Friday night dinner is an opportunity for you to choose your dining venue, there is multiple options on site or you may like to venture out to one of the nearby restaurants.

Single room:  $1380

Twin Share:  $1050 (Bring a friend or I can allocate you a room buddy)

Optional Extra’s:

Would you like to stay an extra night and/or extend workshops to 3 days?  

Accommodation Sunday 5 September (departing Monday 6 September) – $250 per room per night
Additional workshop with a tutor of your choice (see workshop program) – $120 (Includes workshop and lunch)

Single room:  $1380
Twin Share:  $1050

FULL Retreat Package: $575 


  • Workshops on Friday and Saturday OR Sunday 
  • Lunch and tea/coffee
  • The Yarn Retreat Gift Bag
  • Attendance at retreat from 3pm Thursday, on workshop days and all day Sunday 

Optional:  Dinner Thursday and/or Saturday night – additional $60 per night

Additional workshop on Saturday OR Sunday is available at $120 per day (includes workshop and lunch)

SINGLE DAY Retreat Package:  $235


  • Workshop on Friday OR Saturday OR Sunday 
  • Lunch and tea/coffee on day of workshop
  • The Yarn Retreat Gift Bag
  • Attendance at retreat on workshop days only.

Optional:  Group dinner available on Saturday night only – additional cost $60

A deposit of $350 will secure your place at The Yarn Retreat (Barossa Valley), with the balance due by 1 August 2021.

FULL Retreat Package: $575 
SINGLE DAY Retreat Package:  $235

Booking Terms and Conditions:

If you cancel prior to 3 January 2022 your deposit will be refunded only if your place is filled, with the exception of a $100 administration fee.

No refund will be provided for cancellations received after 3 January 2022.

COVID Policy – In the event the retreat is affected by covid restrictions and the event is postponed, you have two options:

  • Your payment will be transferred to the new date.
  • Your payment will be held as a credit which can be used for any retreat or product from Yarn Creative.

If the event is cancelled by the organiser or venue, a full refund will be provided.

These terms and conditions are aligned with Australian Consumer Law.