garment sewing retreats

**Please note that there are, unfortunately, no retreats planned at this time.**

For sewists of all levels who love to sew and travel responsibly! Whether you're hoping to improve your sewing skills or simply looking for a sewing vacation, these lovingly curated garment sewing retreats are for you. In addition to plenty of dedicated sewing time, we will learn culturally important crafts with local makers, eat in locally owned, independent restaurants and stay in local hotels.

sewing on saba retreat.

Sewing on Saba | creative retreat | halfmoon ATELIER

Saba is a special island, a hidden refuge unknown to most of the world jutting out of the Caribbean Sea. Through our sewing community online, you may have seen glimpses of the island and heard bits and pieces of what life is like here, but I’d love to share it with you in person! It is therefore my pleasure and honor to welcome you here to Saba for the Sewing on Saba retreat, in May 2020!

You will stay in the beautiful Juliana's Hotel, in the charming village of Windwardside. During our time together, we will use local indigo to dye our organic yardage and spend our days sewing up beautiful garments and accessories. Regardless of your sewing level, this space is for you! It will be a time to create and connect, share and learn with other passionate makers.

Read all about it here!


sewing in lisbon retreat.

Sewing in Lisbon retreat | halfmoon RETREATS

After weathering a long economic downturn, Lisbon has been experiencing a revival in the past decade, drawing lovers of design and creativity to experience its history, culture and color. Join me and an intimate group from our international sewing community, from September 17th - 22nd, 2019, for an amazing week of sewing and making in and around Lisbon!

During our time together, we will stay in the stylish The Indy House, sew in an urban co-sewing space, enjoy the natural beauty just outside Lisbon through flower foraging and arranging, macramé with a Portuguese artist and learn the history and process behind Portuguese tiles. You’ll head back home fulfilled and inspired!

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small business retreats.

halfmoon retreats for creative entrepreneurs

Join an intimate group of creative entrepreneurs just as dedicated to their business as you. Cut through the overwhelm to find that sweet spot of a thriving business balanced with personal rejuvenation. Leave this retreat with peace of mind of knowing:
+ exactly what tasks you need to take care of the following Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday, ....)
+ to which business goals each task is leading
+ the steps you need to accomplish to reach your 5-year business vision
+ how to monitor whether you're on the right track
+ that you've got a tight knit group of amazing women around you cheering you on all the way!

After having facilitated a successful business retreat in Old San Juan, with exhilarating business breakthrough moments, I am excited to organize and facilitate more of these with like-minded women. At this point, I am open to organizing custom retreats for small groups of 4 to 8 entrepreneurs. Imagine meeting in a beautiful, calming location that is equal parts mindful rejuvenation and intense, intimate, personalized business planning. Think yoga, craft and strategy here on Saba, in Puerto Rico, Oaxaca, Mexico, the Oregon Coast or the mountains of Colorado. Or further afield in Tofo, Mozambique, or Bali, Indonesia. You pick the location, date and budget. I organize, facilitate the workshop and host your group.