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Forget-Me-Not Sewing Retreat 2020 Registration - Goin' Walkabout - SG

***We’ve changed our retreat just a bit due to Covid. We will only be offering 2 classes at a time and class size will be smaller. We are doing 4 days instead of 3 to fit all the classes we’ll be offering. We want to make sure everyone is safe.**

**If things get worse with COVID-19, we may end up going virtually. We will keep you posted.

Historically speaking, the walkabout is a rite of passage in which young (adolescent) Aboriginal Australians undertake a journey that will help "transform" them into adults. The journey is usually made between the ages of 10 and 16. During this journey which can last for up to six months, the individual is required to live and survive all alone in the wilderness.

During a walkabout, a young person can sometimes travel a distance of over a 1,000 miles. In order to survive this long hike, the participant in the walkabout must be able to make their own shelter and must be capable of procuring food and water for themselves.

That means he needs to hunt, catch fish, and also recognize and utilize edible and healing plants. The initiated youngster must learn to identify plants such as bush tomatoes, Illawarra plums, quandongs, lilly-pillies, Muntari berries, wattle seeds, Kakadu plums, and bunya nuts.” -Outdoor Revival

No…we are not going to send you out into the wilderness, but we are going to go on a "sewing walkabout" that will test your skills to see if you can survive in the sewing world!

Non-refundable Signup Fee

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