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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 just 10 minutes from the centre of Beaudesert, on the road to Rathdowney in the picturesque Scenic Rim Region of SE Qld.

Fast forward to 2021 and we live in a sweet worker's cottage

that we moved to the property in 2016.

In September 2019, we moved a 113 year old farmhouse

to the former tennis court.

We now offer a self contained retreat venue for

sewing/craft, training retreats.

For more info check out the Retreat Page

Sewing With Wendy 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.

Workshops are held periodically.

These may include Learn To Sew course, Overlocking workshops,

Quilts, Bags Wallets & Purses, T-shirts, Knickers, drafting skirts,

techniques such as applique or chenille, zippers, crochet,

soap and candle making, and I am always open to

suggestions for new workshops.

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

Or send me an email to receive my newsletters

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, photography, training sessions,

or whatever takes your fancy.

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. 

You can book weekends (2 nights) or mid week (3 nights).

Check out the Retreat page for details.

 

Contact Wendy any time on 0402 309 047

The Old Laravale School

77 Christmas Creek Rd

Laravale

via Beaudesert Q 4285

For sewing classes email

sewingwithwendy@gmail.com

For retreats email

theoldlaravaleschool@gmail.com

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