“To be whole, to be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human – what we are connected to, rather than what we are separated from”
– Terry Tempest Williams
WILD HEARTH WEAVING RETREAT
New Moon 3rd-5th Dec (women only)
(FULL) Full Moon 17th - 19th Dec (welcoming Women & Men)
Spending your days tucked away on a beautiful, quiet beach, with nothing to do and nowhere to go but weave your very own basket.
Sleeping under the Stars & Moon, then rolling out of your tent and watching the sunrise in sacred silence
Getting to know our local plants, learning how to harvest, process and weave your very own soul basket from its fibres.
Cooking & sharing songs around a fire, strengthening your threads of connection with the natural world and deepening your sense of belonging to this land.
Need I say more?
Arrive from 3pm onwards
Set up personal camp area
Wild cooking dinner
Introduction to local fibres, harvesting, foraging
Begin the trance of weaving!
Fire-side weaving & song circle
Completion of baskets
Leaving camp by 2pm
10 spaces are available for each immersion, children are welcome to join.
Tucked away in a quiet part of Lamma Island, we will nestle ourselves on a secluded part of a beach and create ourselves a little weaving village. The beach is a 25 min easy & paved walk to the beach.
A small village is located nearby with access to simple food, as well as a public toilet to use.
Each individual or family will be required to bring their own tent, and camping gear as we will be wild camping on this beach.
Our sanctuary does require a little bit of a hike to get to, so please contact us if you’d like to understand how much physical activity is involved.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Camping - We will be camping for 2 nights, each person will be responsible for bringing their own camping gear to be kept comfortable for the duration of the immersion
Children - Your little ones are welcome! Do please consider if the environment would be suitable for them to spend their time in, and how their presence may influence you during the immersion. They will be welcome to weave with us, as well as welcome to explore, and play on the beach & in the water. As are you!
Food - We will be providing the dinner meal each night (Friday & Saturday) which will be hearty vegan food cooked over the campfire! All other meals & snacks you will be responsible for bringing.
We would suggest bringing simple foods such as bread, avocados, etc. that are easy to carry and will not need refrigeration.
There is also a local family nearby to the beach where we will be camping, who offer simple noodles & eggs which you're welcome to eat at and support their business!
Toilets - There is a public toilet on the beach (5mins walk from where we are camping).
In exchange for this Immersion, we ask for a donation amount of your choosing. 100% of the profits will be passed to projects that benefit the Master Weavers of Arnhem land, aboriginal women who are the custodians of this ancient craft, and who were the women who passed this skill and tradition down to me.
We ask that you give fairly, and give generously.
WHAT TO PACK
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat
- Head torch (with spare batteries)
- Pillow (or bring a pillowcase & stuff it with your clothes)
- Bowl & cutlery to eat with
- Toiletries, Sunscreen, Insect repellent
- A sacred item from home
- Change of clothes
- Hand sanitiser
- Plastic bag for wet clothes
- Camping chair/mat to sit on for weaving
- Beach mat/Sarong to sit on
- Octopus card
- Minimum 2litres of water per person
- Light & easy to pack foods that don't require refrigeration
(crackers, biscuits, bread, avocado, fruit, nuts)
We will have the ability to boil water at camp