The wonderful thing about retreats is that all you have to do is sew…sweet, uninterrupted sewing! Someone else does all the cooking and cleaning. You get to eat, sleep, and sew.
My least favorite thing about retreats is that I have to leave the convenience of my own studio. I always worry that I’m going to forget something important. I decided it was time to create my own packing list so I don’t have wrack my brain every time I am preparing. You’ll want to customize it for your own needs. Be sure to read any special information you’ve received from the retreat organizers and add that to your list, too.
A PDF version of this packing list is found here.
Sewing Machine and Accessories
Optional, as space allows
I find it convenient to group my supplies in various Tupperware containers or Ziploc bags, often nesting smaller containers inside larger ones. With a little forethought, it is surprising how little space all this actually takes up.