Before I get onto the issue of accommodation – a quick word about Facebook.
I have not been able to figure out a way for those of you who don’t use Facebook to be advised when I have posted something on the Facebook page. So for any major announcements (such as this one) I will continue to put a post up here as well for your information.
In the meantime, there will be shorter posts on Facebook more regularly, and you can choose to check in there every now and then as you like.
The hotel has offered a discounted rate of $230 per room per night for a superior room, and there are rooms available with two double beds if you would like to share with a friend.
To book one of these rooms,
you can call the hotel on 1300 662 218 and quote the code SEW call the hotel on 02 6247 8999, press 0 for operator (do not press 1 for new reservations) and asked to be put through to in-house reservations. Quote the code SEW.
These rooms are limited and this offer will expire 14 days before the event.
Alternatively, you might like to join with a group of friends and book a room at the Canberra YHA which is also very close to the Crowne Plaza, the Handmade Market and the Shop Handmade.
We’re very lucky to have two great accommodation choices so close to where all our activities will be on the weekend!
If you are travelling with your family to Canberra for the long weekend, and these two options don’t suit, I have stayed with my two little munchkins at the Quality Suites Clifton on Northbourne and found it more than suitable for family accommodation with separate bedrooms. This hotel is NOT within walking distance of the Sew It Together venues, but it is a very good option if you have your family with you. I am going to give them a call to see if they might do a special rate for us – will come back to you on that.
Before you start booking flights, all the times for the weekend are not yet locked in.
If you can be at the Crowne Plaza by 12:00pm to depart on the Friday Shopping Trip, then you will be fine. Please allow plenty of time to get through the airport, get your bags, get to the city and find somewhere to store your bags for the afternoon. I would advise flying in no later than 10:30am.
On the Sunday, if you can book a return flight that leaves Canberra no earlier than 4:00pm, you will also be fine to participate fully in Sunday’s workshop.
Or you can contain your excitement and wait until I have confirmed times. Up to you!