The Fairbridge Craft Retreat returns once again for all your crafting needs – the perfect opportunity to kickstart your entry to the Canning Show Exhibition!

Presented by CAHRS & Canning Show, whether you’re a craft connoisseur or wanting to have a distracting dabble in the arts, this is a getaway is one all manner of crafters will appreciate.

Taking place in the idyllic Fairbridge Village in Pinjarra, 9-11 September, this weekend features a mix of instructed workshops, facilitated activities and open time to discover and invigorate your creative flair at your own leisure.

Accommodation, workshops, lunch and dinner etc will be included, enabling you to savour a weekend filled with equal parts inspiration and exhalation.


  • 2-nights of accommodation at the beautiful Fairbridge Village. Please note: Sleeping arrangements will be in a single bed, shared-room accommodation with another person if have you have preferred roomies we will arrange to place you together (make a note of this when purchasing ticket)
  • Lunch and dinner provided. Dietary requests catered for (please advise when booking ticket)
  • Crafting & creative workshops, with basic materials provided where necessary
  • Light activities including nature walks, yoga, happy hour etc
  • There will be an embroiderer machine if you would like to utilise it over the weekend


1. MACHINE SEWING & EMBROIDERY: Create, sew, and embroider your own insulated double oven mitt.
Facilitated by: Lynn and Victoria Burton

2. MACRAME PLANT HOLDER: Knot together the perfect art piece to hold your favourite plant.
Facilitated by: Wendy Fisher & Dee Eddy

3. CROCHET CORNER: For the newbies, learn how to make a granny square. For Intermediate crocheters, learn to make a Fish Fillagree granny square.
Facilitated by: Robyn Ricket

4. DRAWING: BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: Learn the techniques to produce botanical illustrations, used to identify all parts of plants. If the weather is kind, we will go for a discovery bush walk to find different plant species to depict.
Facilitated by: Ruth Robartson

5. RECYCLED DECORATIVE CRAFTING: Get a headstart in creating Xmas decorations that will make Santa Claus’ eyes pop.
Facilitated by: Sandy Yuill

6. IYENGAR YOGA: Basic intro to Iyengar Yoga, a style that doesn’t discriminate in age or health, helping to improve your overall well-being, strength, posture, and more.
Facilitated by: Kathy Elwell

7. TEXTILES: DREAMCATCHER: Learn a variety of skills to make a beautiful decoration, and chase that perfect sleep!
Facilitated by: Marisa Valentino


Fri 9 Sept – Sun 11 Sept 2022

Check-in from 2pm on Friday 9 September
Check-out by 10am Sunday 11 September

Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra WA


This event will run in accordance with whatever the government’s restrictions are in place at the time. In the case of the event being cancelled due to COVID-19, your tickets will be refunded.

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