CRAFT workshops!

Saturday Braiding July 20


what we will be doing

  • Eco Dying with avocado/Eco leaf printing
  • Eco waxed food covers 
  • Crochet for beginners or advanced 
  • Bath Salt Making 
  • Macrame 
  • Japanese Hand Sewing 

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Narelle March 2019  

A very enlightening and creative weekend facilitated by Melissa and Geoff. Awesome hosts. Joyful experiences 

Jo March 2019

If you're undecided ladies, I can honestly say my weekend in the Wildwood was one of the best ever. Learning, laughing and connecting in a welcoming, supportive, non-judgmental and loving atmosphere. You can't go wrong! And PS... the food was great!



Includes all meals, materials, tools, workshops. Just bring yourself!


Tanawha/Ilkley Sunshine Coast  Queensland

10 minutes from Buderim/Mooloolaba/Caloundra


Contact Melissa for accomodation options: local airBNB, onsite free camping, local motels.  

0407543669 or email   If you're coming in via plane, train or car we can help guide you to  plan your journey.

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braiding in the wildwood

Join us


Whether you are just starting your craft journey or an expert, coming to our retreat is one of the best things you can do.  The earrings featured above were designed by Jenny King   BRAIDING EARRINGS Jenny specifically designed these for our first retreat in March and all our Braidsters now wear with pride!  

Our 2.5 acre rainforest property is the perfect setting for you to relax connect and create.  

We have air-conditioned studio spaces, where we will make a mess, watch  expert presentations or be creative using the elements surrounding us for inspiration.

Sustainable craft & slow clothing principles


Jane Milburn from textile beats was our inaugural guest speaker at our first retreat in March 2019.  She has inspired us to keep travelling the upcycle, recycle, reinvent, use less plastics and more natural fibres journey.

Jane taught us  how to turn t-shirts into amazing jewellery.

Our retreats include a brainstorming workshop so bring your own garment and we will reinvent it collectively!  

we ARE all artists!


We are makers and artists, just like you! Be sure to let us know what you are working on. Send us a picture of your finished project and feedback on how the materials worked for you. Your work could be in our next gallery show or you could be presenting at the next retreat!  We want to create a  sense of family of creatives.  


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