Launceston

The Yarn Retreat – 2nd to 5th June 2022

Introduction

The Yarn Retreat Launceston will run from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022 at Peppers Silo Hotel, Tasmania.  This retreat also offers the opportunity for you to extend your stay (depart Monday 6 June) and add an additional day of workshops.

Tasmania is one of the most magnificent places you can visit in Australia and from the moment I stepped off the plane I felt it.  I am so excited to offer you a place at The Yarn Retreat Launceston in June 2022.  The combination of clean air, stunning views and local produce is just the start. This retreat will have it all including the perfect opportunity to actually wear all those handknits you have lovingly created.

Venue: Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston

Bringing history alive on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River is the unique characterful Peppers Silo Hotel. Dating back to the 1960’s, the heritage building which spanned 35 metres high containing grain in four large silos, is an iconic landmark converted into a sophisticated 9 storey hotel providing a unique place to stay in Launceston.

Designed within the original silos and the new North tower are beautifully appointed modern hotel rooms with all of the modern amenities. Plush interiors are decorated with earthy tones to compliment the surrounds and offer in-room complimentary WiFi, LCD TV with Chromecast and Foxtel channels, mini bar and guest ensuite. Taking in sweeping views over the meandering river, the Gorge River Rooms and Premier Suites boast private balconies where you can soak in Launceston’s natural ambience.

Overlooking nearby Seaport, Royal Park, the Tamar River Basin and Cataract Gorge, guests are centrally placed to walk from this Launceston hotel to the city centre, with public transport a mere five-minute stroll away across the footbridge, linking Seaport and Kings Wharf together. Should you require assistance our tour desk operators can recommend the best attractions to visit during your stay.

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

Tutors & Workshops

A combination of local and mainland tutors will be offered at this retreat. The lineup is amazing and includes knitting, crochet and some additional yarn crafts.  In addition, this retreat will offer three full days of workshops, therefore you can choose to just do the two days included in your package and spend more time exploring the surrounds OR you may like to add an additional workshop and spend three days learning from Australia’s best tutors.

While the full tutor and workshop list is not yet finalised, I can let you know the tutors will include local legend Rowena Jo Butler (previous owner of The Lucky Ewe) in addition to Shelley Husband (Spincushions), Jessica Gore (The Sweater Collective) and a newcomer to The Yarn Retreat Dominique Trad (Domknit).

The full list of tutors and workshops will be released on 1 September 2021 and those that have booked are given preference for the workshops.

Retailers

Again we will have some two amazing retailers on site for the duration of retreat for all your knitting and crochet needs. One local retailer and a specially chosen Indie-Dyer will be on hand in addition to a special ‘suitcase market’ where you can view and purchase yarn and other handmade items for a selection of Tassie locals.

Costs and Packages

Note:  At this time only the packages with accommodation are available, workshops may be released to day visitors at a later date subject to availability.

LIVE IN PACKAGE - Inclusions:
  • 3 nights accommodation in a Tamar River or Gorge River Room (Single or Twin Share)
  • A la Carte dinner Thursday and Saturday Night
  • ‘Showcase Tasmania’ – a special Saturday night event featuring suitcase markets, dinner and guest speakers.
  •  2 @ lunches served on workshop days of your choice (Friday, Saturday or Sunday)
  • 2 @ Full days or workshops of your choice (Friday, Saturday or Sunday)
  • 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:  $1450

Twin Share:  $1150 (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 June 2022 (departing Monday 6 June 2022) – $240 per room per night.
Additional workshop with a tutor of your choice – $120 (Includes workshop and lunch).

Single room:  $1450
Twin Share:  $1150

Secure your place

A deposit of $350 will secure your place at The Yarn Retreat (Launceston), with the balance due by 15 April 2022.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

In the event you cancel prior to 1 March 2022, 50% of your deposit will be refunded only if your place is filled.

No refund will be provided for cancellations received after 1 March 2022.

In the event COVID restrictions or venue changes result in postponing the event you will have two options:

  • Transfer of your full refund to the new dates or an alternate retreat (vacancies permitting)  OR
  • Refund of your deposit less a $100 administration fee.