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Brookfield Retreat 2021

It is with great pleasure to announce our workshop for this upcoming Brookfield Retreat to be

Irish Crochet taught by June Wood

Irish crochet was the top choice as voted by you!

For those not doing the workshop we will also be providing supervised Torchon social lacemaking to revisit or hone your Torchon skills with John Lowther and Jan Manvell. So, without further ado, here are the details that will be required of and for you:

Materials needed for the workshop:

  • 20 Crochet cotton
  • Size 3 (1.25 mm) hook

  Beginner piece

  Intermediate piece

  Advanced piece

Brookfield costs:

  • Accommodations and Meals: $210 per person
  • Workshop cost: $50 per person
  • Linen hire: $35 per person

For those not wanting to hire linens, please remember to bring a mattress protector, bottom and top sheet, blanket, and your own pillow. You may also consider a mattress protector with a sleeping bag and pillow.

Check in/out:

  • Friday 21 May 2021 at 2pm with finishing up time as 2pm on Sunday 23 May 2021.
  • First meal being served Friday afternoon tea and final meal being Sunday lunch.

Due to finalisation of details with banking and Brookfield, payments must be finalised by the 31 March 2021 and no new bookings can be made after this date.

Happy lace making and I hope everyone looks forward to our annual retreat!

Isabell Woodworth-Mckiernan

Brookfield Retreat 2019

The Brookfield retreat is a wonderfully relaxing weekend away with fellow lacemakers. The facility is in a bushland setting and all catering is provided leaving plenty of time for lace making.

There was a workshop on beginner Chantilly Lace with Vicky Taylor  

We also had a large number of lacemakers just doing their own thing – including enjoying the beautiful surroundings