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Each holiday is accompanied by a passionate, enthusiastic expert who specialises in their craft, allowing you to learn different techniques and improve your skills from the best!

Aleks Byrd

Aleks Byrd

Aleks Byrd is a knitwear designer with roots in Estonia, Canada, and the USA. Aleks’ passion is creating modern patterns with a connection to the past using little-known traditional Estonian techniques for unique wearable designs that are fun and rewarding to knit for all levels of knitters.

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Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna is a crochet and knit designer, tutor and author of several crochet books. Her designs are regularly featured in craft magazines, and she also is a regular on Yarn Lane TV where she shares her designs and techniques. She also works closely with West Yorkshire Spinners and LoveCrafts.

Holidays from £485pp

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Anna Nikipirowicz
Carol Meldrum

Carol Meldrum

Carol Meldrum is a textile designer, workshop tutor, and author of many popular knitting and crochet titles. She is the creative force behind the fashion accessories label, Beatknit. Carol is also a successful workshop tutor teaching all aspects of knit and crochet.

Holidays from £1,695pp

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Carol Meldrum
Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster is a quilt designer, teacher and author from Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Since self-publishing her first book ‘Quilting on the Go’ in 2007, Carolyn has written ten more patchwork and quilting books with Search Press in the UK and Landauer Publishing in the USA.

Holidays from £975pp

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Debbie Abrahams

Debbie Abrahams

Debbie started her handknitting business back in the mid-nineties and is a designer, author and workshop tutor. She has been running her global Mystery Blanket and Cushion Clubs for almost two decades and is best known for her vibrant designs which combine beading with colourwork.

Holidays from £1,725pp

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Debbie Abrahams
Emma Leith

Emma Leith

Internationally renowned for her yarn-bombing exploits, Emma has worked on numerous large scale commissioned yarn installations and gives regular talks and presentations on this popular movement. She works closely with Rico Design Yarns, Deramores and Simply Crochet.

Holidays from £579pp

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Emma Leith
Frederica Patmore

Frederica Patmore

Frederica is a knitting and crochet designer who has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years. She spent three years working as a designer and technical editor on the Woman’s Weekly Magazine team before co-founding Love To Knit and Crochet magazine.

Holidays from £485pp

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Frederica Patmore
Hazel Tindall

Hazel Tindall

Hazel Tindall was born and raised in Shetland, surrounded by knitters who depended on the craft to earn an income. Speed and efficiency were the key! In 2004, Hazel was recognised as the World’s Fastest Knitter, knitting an impressive 255 stitches in 3 minutes.

Holidays from £1,465pp

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Hazel Tindall
Jane Crowfoot

Jane Crowfoot

Trained as a constructed textile designer, Jane Crowfoot has worked within the hand knitting craft industry for the last 25 years and is recognised as one of the leading designers within her field, more recently acknowledged as one of the pioneers of the UK crochet revival.

Holidays from £2,215pp

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Jane Crowfoot
Janet Clare

Janet Clare

Janet Clare is an artist, textile designer, teacher, author, quilter and all-round creative thinker. She is inspired by words, sayings and lovely phrases that she comes across and also by children and the joy they find in the mundane.

Holidays from £1,855pp

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Janet Clare
Janet Goddard

Janet Goddard

Janet is a quilt designer, teacher and author. She regularly teaches workshops throughout the UK covering a variety of skills and techniques and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. Patchwork and quilting is her first love and not a day goes by when she isn’t stitching!

Holidays from £1,515pp

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Janet Goddard
Janette Budge

Janette Budge

Janette was taught to knit at a young age, around six years old, and has knitted for most of her life. She is keen to share the Shetland knitting heritage with the younger generation and beyond, and always incorporates Shetland knitting techniques into her workshops.

Holidays from £1,465pp

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Janette Budge
Julie Dubreux

Julie Dubreux

Julie Dubreux is a French knitwear designer and knitting instructor. Her designs have been published in Pom Pom Quarterly, Laine Magazine and Knit Now UK, as well as in books such as I Knit Paris, My Favourite Things and Homecoming.

Holidays from £2,495pp

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Julie Dubreux
Karin Hellaby

Karin Hellaby

Internationally renowned quilt teacher Karin Hellaby is the author of 11 quilting books and numerous patterns. She is a regular teacher at the Houston International Quilt Show and has been invited to teach at quilting symposiums in New Zealand, Dubai, Paducah and more.

Holidays from £1,855pp

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Karin Hellaby
Kathleen Anderson

Kathleen Anderson

Coming from a family of talented knitters, Kathleen began knitting at a young age. Her speciality lies in knitting fine lace shawls, the first of which she knitted some 40 years ago. She is a five-time winner of the prestigious Championship Award for the best craft item in show!

Holidays from £1,465pp

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Kathleen Anderson
Katrina í Geil

Katrina í Geil

Katrina í Geil is a textile and knitting designer of international standing. She combines knowledge from knit and design with personal styling to give her garments a more personal edge. Katrina’s work focuses on reinventing the traditional Faroese craft and culture.

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Katrina í Geil
Lucy of Attic24

Lucy of Attic24

Based on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Lucy shares her passion for crochet, colour and yarn on her blog, Attic24. Winner of Most Iconic Crochet Designer and Social Media Superstar at the British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2022, Lucy celebrated 15 years of Attic24 in March 2023.

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Lucy of Attic24
Mandy Shaw

Mandy Shaw

The Queen of Redwork and owner of Dandelion Designs, Mandy Shaw is an experienced designer and well-known personality. Throughout her career, she has contributed to several publications and is the author of many handmade crafting books which share her quirky crafting style.

Holidays from £1,515pp

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Mandy Shaw
Pat Archibald

Pat Archibald

Pat is a UK textile artist and tutor. Throughout her career, she has exhibited her work worldwide, won some wonderful awards, and even established Scotland’s first dedicated patchwork and quilting shop. Pat feels that each collection of quilts has its own unique identity.

Holidays from £3,455pp

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Pat Archibald
Sarah Hazell

Sarah Hazell

Sarah Hazell has a passion for textiles. She worked as a full-time primary school teacher and then as a part-time tutor in Creative Textiles at her local college, before joining Rowan Yarns as a tutor. Sarah has a particular interest in colour work and exploring decorative techniques and, through her workshops, she aims to give inspiration as well as expertise.

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Sarah Hazell
Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Sarah has taught for the RSN in the UK, Ireland and China, as well as at RSN workshops in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Free Hospital in London and at Knit and Stitch Shows at Alexandra Palace and Dublin. She also had the honour of teaching Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia.

Holidays from £525pp

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Sarah Smith

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Posted by Maddey at Stitchtopia Join Katrina í Geil in the Faroe Islands Thursday 23rd November 2023

If you have a passion for knitting, the wonderful Faroe Islands are the perfect choice for your next craft holiday, where techniques and traditions have been passed down through generations. Our expert Katrina í Geil tells us about the Faroe Islands and what you can expect on our 2024 holiday...

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Posted by Maddey at Stitchtopia Janette Budge's Shetland Knitting Workshops for 2024 Thursday 23rd November 2023

Alongside Hazel Tindall and Kathleen Anderson, our crafting expert Janette Budge ventures on a knitting holiday to the Shetland Islands next year, a place she knows very well. Born and raised in Shetland, Janette seeks to share the wonderful knitting heritage of her home with the younger generation, ensuring its legacy lives on. 

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Posted by Maddey at Stitchtopia Textiles and the Wonders of Jordan with Carolyn Forster: September Round Up Thursday 23rd November 2023

Our expert Carolyn Forster, an experienced tour manager, and a group of eager-to-learn stitchers explored the textiles and wonders of Jordan in September 2023.  

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