We’re Sewing Outback – Clermont

The small community of Clermont hosted the inaugural “We’re Sewing Outback” embroidery retreat.  Participants traveled from Mackay, Moranbah, Townsville and Emerald to meet with the local sewers for the four day event.  Jane tutored at this social event.

Participants were guided through the procedures of precision design placement, relevant to the brand of sewing machine.  The outcome was a classy  table runner.  Skills applied with this project will spill over to future projects.  The ladies met the second challenge, which required them to apply embroidery techniques to create a three dimensional finish.  This required much thought “outside the square” to create the pretty and petite pouch bag.  And by day’s end, all were discussing how they could enhance their work and planning the next projects.

The retreat experience was very new for some of the participants, while for others, it was an opportunity to renew friendships.  The organizers planned afternoon and evening events.  These events added to the collegial fellowship of participants and isolation of outback living was forgotten for a wonderful four days.  Further, we experienced the country hospitality with a guided tour of the historical Clermont township, and the now ghost town of Copperfield, sipped drinks at the Theresa Creek Dam,  culminating in a camp oven meal at sunset.

Congratulations to the organizers for a wonderful event.