Surf Beach Drive, Torquay
Picture spectacular beach front views.
Torquay is all about the beach and we love what this brings to our business. We scoured the Surf Coast to find a venue that truly captures our beach location. We are thrilled to announce that Handcrafted will run at the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club, situated right on the beach and just minutes down the road from our Amitie Store.
We delight in all craft forms from patchwork to embroidery, crochet to knitting. If it involves some form of stitch then we welcome you to our event.
Two and a half days of uninterrupted crafting, chatting, shopping, eating, creating, dreaming..
Fully catered from when the retreat begins on Friday through to its conclusion on Sunday.
Cocktail Party on Friday night at Amitie with Special Guest Speaker Julia Green from Green House Interiors discussing colour and texture and how to style our handmade homes.
Amitie's inspirational founder and owner, Jen Kingwell on hand throughout the weekend for one on one instruction, advice, trouble shooting or just a chat.
A fantastic line up of demonstrations scheduled throughout Saturday at Amitie
Saturday Night Stitch In
A truly wonderful Gift Pack
A project or two to keep your hands busy for the weekend.
Whilst we love handwork, sewing machines are welcome and we have power to supply them.
All the relevant tools of your trade; threads, needles, scissors, yarns, fabric... and never fear Amitie will be open throughout the weekend for anything you might have forgotten.
Accommodation for the weekend is not included in the cost of the retreat and whilst we are happy to help with suggestions, attendees will be responsible for their own lodgings.
Thankfully Torquay is a vibrant beach town with lots of options for accommodation.
July is the off season so there should be plenty of available choices via popular holiday sites Stayz and AirBnb.
We also recommend getting in touch with Surf Coast Holiday Rentals.
We have included a list here of some of the places we have used previously and can recommend. They span a variety of budgets and sleeping arrangements so hopefully you will find something suitable.
Attendees are invited to enter our ‘Embellish My Square’ competition.
Each entry will go into the draw to win a really fantastic prize. The winner will be drawn at random at the Cocktail Function on Friday 26 July.
All squares will be on display at Amitie throughout the weekend of the retreat and people are invited to vote for their favourite.
The People's Choice Award will be announced on Sunday 28 July.
Create a square with dimensions no smaller than 12” and no larger than 18” (in this case a square can also be a rectangle).
Embellish your square using your chosen craft form . This can be a patchwork block, an embroidered piece, crocheted, knitted or a combination of many mediums. You are only limited to your imaginings.
Place your entries in an envelope along with your name, address and phone number. Either post or drop into the store your entries no later than Friday 20 July 2019.
Address the envelope to:
Embellish My Square Competition
c/o Amitie Textiles
87 Beach Road
Torquay Victoria 3228
Should you wish to have your square returned please include a prepaid self addressed envelope and we will be happy to return it to you.