Pricing, Is the price per room? Each room has it's own price. Pricing depends on the privacy and type of room. The retreat price is per person depending on the room. If a room has 2 beds then you will see the price is lower than the single rooms. That room can take up to 2 persons for the price which is per person. If you have a friend that wants to share the room, they can take the other bed at the retreat price. If they want to share your bed they can use the the share with a friend price of $995. If that room does not sell the 2 beds than your friend can have the other bed all to herself!
If this is hard to understand, please call us!
Why is this retreat priced more than others? Much of our costs comes from the amazing headquarters we rent just for this retreat. It is an amazing custom built log cabin home one that is truly unique and makes you feel like you are away from it all. The grounds are private and inviting The place is all ours for the retreat. You will not have the hotel feel here but more of a relaxing comfy home with amazing views and feelings of recharging. There are many retreat options out there and this is just another version. We are a small group where we get to know each other and form life long friendships.
And this retreat is also all inclusive, we have a personal chef who cooks us unique themed meals and makes dining fun. We also have planned evening time activities like sip and paints and fashion pictionary games.
I am not sure I am a good enough sewer? We have all levels in our intermediate camp from confident beginner to advanced. As long as you can thread your machine well and have done a few projects than you will be fine. There are projects for all levels. You would be in the category of confident beginner.
And we do have beginner camps available. They are a camp with in itself on different dates from the intermediate camp.
Do I bring my own project? We have a fun project using white Kona cotton and different skirt patterns designed to involve you in the creative process and learning and experimenting with different techniques. We have dyes, paints and all kinds of trims to add your creative touch to your project.
Also, we have other fabrics we bring along that you can choose from. And you can bring your own patterns and fabric. Many of our campers bring fabrics that they have had for a while and don't know what to do with.
I'm just not creative enough. That's what this camp is all about! Creativity comes from trying new techniques and getting new techniques in your memory bank. Our camp is the perfect outlet to try new things and get coaching and support in doing so. We make it fun to play.
I don't want to come alone. We are all like minded people with the same love of sewing, making friends is easy here. And we love to learn from each other.
Can I bring my husband or family? A retreat is all about taking time and focusing on you. To reinvigorate your creativity. Husbands are welcome as long as they are supportive of our fashion and sewing passions. As long as we have a private room available. They would pay the share with a friend price of $995.
Family's? No, we are not a family vacation. This would take away from our other campers.
It's hard to take time away. We all have that issue. But what is life for but for fun experiences along the way! Getting away is essential to re-invigorating your creative genes. Problem is... you will not want this retreat to end!
Do I need to bring my own machine and sewing tools? We have all the tools we need. You are welcome to bring what ever tools you would like.
Is the camp all inclusive? What does it include? It includes all our meals, drinks, spirits, activities and we can even pick you up at the airport! It does not include airfare or rental cars. (you will not need a car!) We also have a sewing room stocked with supplies and can even hook you up with a project!
What will I learn at the retreat? Shawnelle has extensive knowledge from working in the garment district of LA, the movie business as a costume designer for over 30 films, has designed hundreds of wedding gowns and gowns for the Hollywood crowd and now teaching for over 10 years at her studio school.
You will learn all kinds of tips and techniques, it all depends on what you want to learn. We do have workshops on pattern fit, grainlines and all about fabrics.
I am a advanced sewer, what would I get out of it? You would be in it purely for the fun of sewing. If you know it all then you may find you have many fans in the room and will be asking you for tips and techniques!