Be Inspired FREE to Be Me Retreat 2020


Join us on our Fourth Annual Be Inspired Retreat – FREE to Be Me 2020 with internationally renowned crochet designers, Atty Van Norel and Jose Dammers, from the Netherlands.

Friday 17th April – Sunday 19th April 2020 (check in from 3pm on Friday)

The Retreat will take place at Mont d’Or in Clarens, Free State, the best luxury boutique hotel in Clarens, at the foot of the Maluti Mountains. Wake up in four star luxury and enjoy a full day workshop in free style and structured crochet with Atty and Jose. Learn tricks of the trade first hand from master crochet designers, and work on your own unique portrait, using yarns supplied in your kit.

You will be creating a handbag and in the day workshop will be shown freestyle techniques and helped towards completing your portrait. There will be some structured elements worked on in class, and a demonstration of how to complete the bag at home. We have kept the kits small to minimise the cost, as most of you have plenty of yarn in your stash that you can add to complete the bag – but for those who don’t and want to expand their selection, yarns will be for sale during the weekend. I will also be busy sourcing some leather straps that you will be able to hopefully purchase on the day to add that bit more pizazz to your creation!

Meals (2 dinners and 2 breakfasts) as well as teas and lunch on Saturday will be included.

Just 3 hours from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, and 4 hours from Durban it is a great venue that will get you out of the city and into some of the most breathtaking views of the countryside that South Africa has to offer. As well as allowing you to fully immerse yourself into your craft, with like minded souls.

There are some single rooms, as well as sharing (2 people or 3 people). Please note the costs have been calculated per room, so you will need to book in pairs or in threesomes. Should you be a single person but willing to share then please let me know and I can place you with someone in the same boat. I have however found that most sharers book together and this way makes it one order number and easier to keep track of.

You will see there is also space for day trippers that cannot stay over, or who live within driving distance.

So summary of what you get:

Full day lesson with both Atty and Jose from the Netherlands (yes they are flying out especially to teach you this technique)

Teas, breakfast, dinners, and lunch

4 star luxury accommodation

A kit with cotton yarns for your portrait

Crochet chart

Goodie bag

Lucky draws and fun to be had as with all Be Inspired retreats!


skill level: INTERMEDIATE – no beginners please as you need to know the basic stitches and be very comfortable with crochet.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: WHEN ORDERING PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DISCUSS PAYMENT OPTIONS WITH ME. A deposit of 30% is required to secure your booking (this needs to be paid by 30th January). This amount is included under each option and your order ref number must be used when paying. You can also use Zapper or credit card (only in studio). The balance can be split over payments that need to be made by the 30th of each month i.e. February (29th), March (30th). By the first of April all outstanding amounts should be settled. Please note that Be Inspired will be paying the amount in full to the hotel by 13th March. Any cancellations after this date will receive the portion paid less the accommodation, venue and meal costs. Please also note special rates apply due to the number of expected bookings. Should this number for some reason not exceed the minimum then Be Inspired reserves the right to cancel the retreat, however this is highly unlikely based on the past success of the annual retreat. Should you cancel after 1st April and cannot find someone to take your place, you will receive your kit and pattern and online help to complete your project.

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Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 cm

Single not sharing, Sharing double, Sharing Triple, Day Tripper