Welcome to our first Handmade Getaway in Sprucedale! We're hosting a fun weekend of dedicated making time, shared creativity and activities.

Review our itinerary, check your calendars and plan your northern travel to our special event at the workroom Sprucedale!

Register through our Sprucedale Workshops + Special Events menu.

Handmade Getaway in Sprucedale 

  •  $550 shared room x 5 
  •  $600 single room queen bed x 1
  •  6 people 
  •  Friday July 26 - Sunday July 28
  •  includes lodging & meals


the workroom Sprucedale invites you to join us for an immersive weekend of Fabric, Friends & Food at our very first Northern Handmade Getaway in the Almaguin Highlands. 

Attendees will spend the weekend sewing in our Historic General Store second floor studio. Bring one project or many to work on with access to all the space, tools and equipment you need. Whether you choose to work on patchwork, garments, accessories, or hand work -   one on one guidance, advice and tutorials will be available to help you reach your making goals for the weekend. Pop down to the first floor retail space to purchase additional supplies at any time over the weekend. 

We are partnering with Santosha Organic Farm (pictured above) for lodging and meals at their beautiful year-round retreat. Situated on an old Finnish homestead, on the traditional lands of the Anishinabek and Mississauga Nations, the property is a mix of field, wetland and forest, along with a one acre market garden which can be seen along their main trail. Meals will be crafted based on using whole, nutritious foods, while using as many vegetables, fruits, and herbs from the farm as possible. Other local products, such as honey, maple syrup, wild-crafted goods, and more are incorporated. Most dietary preferences can be accommodated. 

A summer's day meal example:
Breakfast - homemade maple granola with Niagara peaches and yogurt/yogurt alternative, quiche with roasted peppers and fresh herbs
Lunch - quinoa and wild rice salad, kale salad with roasted beets and seeds, lentil salad and a small sweet treat
Dinner - roasted organic chicken, caramized onion potato salad, garden salad with a maple mustard dressing and cucumber salad with crushed ginger and garlic. 

 To maximize your experience, space is limited to six attendees for this event.

Bring your own projects

 What’s included : 

  •  Use of the workroom Sprucedale Sewing Studio, sewing machines, presser feet, sergers and equipment
  •  Experienced instructor to guide and assist you with your individual project(s)
  •  10% off all purchases at *the workroom* over the weekend
  •  Farm stay at Santosha Farm Lodge - shared rooms with 2-3 people
  •  Six meals based on seasonal ingredients from the farm 
  •  Cyanotype Demonstration & Activity 


Itinerary

  •  Arrive anytime Friday - casual start
  •  Friday afternoon - shop the workroom, get set up & sewing in the studio
  •  Friday - Farm Porch Dinner
  •  Welcome campfire - set intentions
  •  Saturday - Breakfast
  •  Saturday after breakfast - optional group walk/hike to forage for materials for Cyanotype
  •  Saturday - Sewing at the workroom Sprucedale 11-5pm - lunch served at the studio 
  •  Cyanotype demonstration & activity 
  •  Saturday - Farm Porch Dinner
  •  Sunday - Breakfast 
  •  Sunday - Sewing at the workroom
  •  Farewell lunch 

There will also be time to explore the property, relax with hand work projects solo or in community. A list of local activities will be available for those wishing to explore the area during their stay. There are two public beaches close by.

Special Notes :
Accessibility : There is one step to get into the workroom Sprucedale entrance. There is also a set of stairs to reach the second floor sewing studio.
Dietary Restrictions : Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions ahead of time. 
Transportation : Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to Sprucedale. We encourage car-sharing and would be happy to connect attendees with each other for this purpose.

June 20, 2024 — rosa moniz tarle