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Bags of Creativity!

Sewing as a creative meditative gift


Fri 24 May - Sun 26 May 2019


Space is available on this event! :-D


10% Summer Discount if it’s your first time at Othona

Othona West Dorset – the best seaside retreat on the south coast?

Creativity, community, spirituality… and fun!


Swim against the tide of our throwaway society! Learn how to turn used curtain material into gorgeous bags for shopping or storage. This kind of ‘creative making’ in good company is bags of fun too! Guiding the activity will be Othona’s housekeeper Kate Ross and ace seamstress Jane Parker.

Although sewing can be a contemplative activity in itself, this weekend you’ll also have the option of simple mindfulness meditation sessions (you don’t need any previous experience) led by much-loved local teacher Sue Howse  (see also 31 Oct – 3 Nov). N.B. we invite you to bring a sewing machine you are familiar with, but it is not vital.

Whatever your previous experience, this weekend guarantees you a bag made from recycled material to take home. Whilst the basic tuition and all materials are provided we welcome creativity that will no doubt come from you.

We also invite you to bring a hand made item that is meaningful to you, perhaps something that has been given to you or that you have made. There will be a guided meditation on your chosen piece which you may choose to reflect on with others in the group.


Fee Type

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Adult £115
Adult with Single Supplement £135
Deposit £  30


Arrival + Departure Times

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Arrive between 4.00 - 6.30 pm
Depart after 2.30 pm

Beautiful striped bag made from recycled fabric

Bag by Kate, Hand by Sue ;-)

24 May 2019 18:30 through 26 May 2019 14:30
Othona Community, West Dorset
Coast Road
Burton Bradstock
Landline: 01308 897130