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Rainbow behind the Old Laravale School building

In October 2015, my husband and I embarked upon a new venture

and purchased a former State School we now call The Old Laravale School.

Laravale is about 10 minutes from the centre of Beaudesert, on the road to Rathdowney & Kooralbyn, in the picturesque Scenic Rim Region of SE Qld.

Fast forward and we live in a sweet worker's cottage

that we moved to the property.

In September 2019, we moved a 113 year old farmhouse

to the former tennis court.

We now offer a self contained unique retreat venue for

sewing/craft, training retreats in Willmann House.                   

For more info check out the Retreat Page

Sewing With Wendy - Sewing Classes & Workshops

The Audrey Room is a spacious dedicated sewing studio

set up in the former school library.

The sewing room is equipped with a large sewing table, irons,

ironing boards & press, overlocker,

emergency sewing supplies for use during class, and

a small range of sewing supplies available for purchase.

​Casual classes held regularly, allow students to bring their own projects

and work on them in a friendly learning atmosphere.

I help with the tricky bits and you have access to

classroom supplies and equipment.

All day Sit & Sews are held regularly throughout the year.

These days are the perfect opportunity to sew (or craft)

uninterrupted from 9am till 6pm.

There is no tuition, however I can point you in the

right direction if you get stuck.

For dates and details go to my facebook page  or my irregular blog

Sewing & Craft Retreats at The Old Laravale School 

The Old Laravale School is now home to Willmann House,

our relocated farmhouse accommodation for Retreats

- sewing, scrapbooking, card making, wellness,

photography, training sessions,

or whatever you need a relaxing creative space for.

Book your own self-catered Retreat for groups of 4 to 9 adults.

Retreat bookings include the use of the Errisvale Rooms

in the former school building. 

Check out the Retreat page for details.


Contact Wendy any time on 0402 309 047

The Old Laravale School

77 Christmas Creek Rd


via Beaudesert Q 4285

For sewing classes email

For retreats email

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