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2025 Holidays

Overview

Make 2025 a year of truly unforgettable crafting experiences with our carefully curated selection of holidays! Join us on a journey of exploration as we discover more about the unique crafting heritage and fascinating techniques used in destinations such as the Faroe Islands, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. Or, why not hone your skills alongside fellow enthusiasts closer to home with our collection of UK breaks? Expert-led workshops are included on every holiday, and with the chance to enjoy textile-themed excursions and exclusive fabric shopping opportunities on selected tours, let our 2025 holidays inspire you! Booking early guarantees your place and gives you more time to save, so start planning today and get your future discovery in the calendar…


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15 Holidays available from £485pp

Textiles
NEW

Discover Guatemala's rich textile heritage, exploring ancient techniques, vibrant designs, and cultural stories on this immersive tour.

  • 14 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 3 lunches and 2 evening meals
  • 4 half-day hand-sewing workshops with Karin
  • Half-day sewing machine workshop with Priscilla Bianchi
  • Excursions, entrance fees, activities and workshops
  • Local English-speaking textile specialist
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Tips for drivers and local guides
  • Porterage

Availability:

  • 2025 29th October
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
Knitting

Discover the breathtaking Shetland Islands, whose past is interwoven with a rich history of wool, textiles and inimitable Fair Isle technique.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 2 half-day workshops on Shetland Fair Isle
  • 2 half-day workshops on Shetland Lace
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 18th June 27th August
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Knitting

Discover the rugged beauty and rich knitting history of the remote Faroe Islands under the guidance of local expert, Katrina í Geil.

  • Return flights from Edinburgh to Vagar with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in 4-star accommodation
  • Welcome and farewell dinners at the hotel
  • 5 half-day knitting workshops with Katrina í Geil, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • 1 full-day and 1 half-day sightseeing tour, including visits to local textile designers

Availability:

  • 2025 11th August
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Patchwork & Quilting
NEW

Alongside Mandy Shaw, visit the ‘Floating Garden’ of Madeira during the famous Flower Festival and explore the city of Funchal.

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 7 evening meals including a Folklore Dinner
  • 1 full-day and 2 half-day workshops with Mandy Shaw, kit included
  • Workshop at local embroidery factory
  • Tips for the guide and coach drivers
  • Coach transport as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 29th April
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
Crochet
Knitting

Exploring the Connemara countryside and the island of Inis Oírr, home to the traditional style of Aran knitting, join us in wonderful Galway.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 1 lunch
  • Expert-led knitting and crochet workshops with Carol
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 13th April
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
Crochet

Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life and join Anna on this relaxing weekend retreat dedicated to Tunisian crochet.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days tuition with Anna Nikipirowicz, kit included
  • Tea/coffee during workshops
  • Use of the pool and spa facilities (swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi)

Availability:

  • 2025 7th March
Travel Options
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Knitting
NEW

See the famous Ring of Kerry and enjoy a guided tour of Kerry Woollen Mills on this County Kerry knitting holiday with our knitting expert

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • 1 full-day workshop and 2 half-day workshops, kit included

Availability:

  • 2025 14th July 6th October
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Crochet

Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life and join Emma Leith on a relaxing weekend retreat dedicated to beginner’s crochet.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days of tuition with Emma Leith
  • Kit with a ball of chunky yarn and hooks included for the first part of the course
  • Tea and coffee during workshops
  • Use of the hotel leisure facilities (subject to availability); gym, heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
  • Complimentary WiFi

Availability:

  • 2025 4th April
Travel Options
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Textiles
NEW

Join Karin Hellaby on this exploration of Sri Lanka's arts and crafts, visiting artisans in Colombo, Kandy and Galle.

  • 12 nights half-board accommodation
  • 3 half-day workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • English speaking local guide
  • Excursions and entrance fees as described in the itinerary
  • Tips for local driver, guides and restaurant staff for included meals

Availability:

  • 2025 18th January 19th January
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Textiles
NEW

Join our expert on this superb textile holiday to Vietnam, showcasing the rich colours and cultural highlights of this truly fascinating country.

  • International flights from London to Hanoi and Danang to London, with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • Economy class internal flight Hanoi to Hue with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 13 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 9 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 3 half-day hand-sewing workshops, kit included
  • Private transport with air conditioning
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • English-speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees, workshops and sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary

Availability:

  • 2025 11th November 12th November
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Knitting
NEW

Join Jane Crowfoot in Zurich with a visit to the Swiss Yarn Festival, two full-day workshops and a day exploring this picturesque city included!

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • 2 full-day workshops with Jane Crowfoot, kit and refreshments included
  • Excursions and entrance fees, including the Swiss Yarn Festival
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach transfers as described in the itinerary

Availability:

  • 2025 1st April
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Textiles

Join our expert in Armenia, discovering Armenian embroidery, the local textiles, historical and cultural landmarks, and stitching workshops.

  • 8 nights bed and breakfast accomodation
  • 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Textile workshops with local artisans
  • Workshops with our expert, kit included
  • Local English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Private coach transfers throughout
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Availability:

  • 2025 22nd September
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Knitting
NEW

Join Anna Nikipirowicz and Frederica Patmore on this weekend dedicated to Fair Isle and Intarsia knitting techniques

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 1 full-day Fair Isle knitting workshop with Anna, kit included
  • 1 full-day Intarsia knitting workshop with Frederica, kit included
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during workshop breaks
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 12th September
Travel Options
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Textiles
NEW

Explore Turkey, absorbing its rich textile and historical heritage, whilst discovering spectacular landscapes and traditional handicrafts!

  • 9 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 7 evening meals either in the hotel or at a local restaurant
  • 2 half-day workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Ebru and Iznik tile workshops with local artisans
  • Excursions, entrance fees and transportation as per the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for the guide and coach drivers

Availability:

  • 2025 6th October
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Patchwork & Quilting
Festival

Get to know other stitchers and discover stunning sights of Prague on a stitching holiday centred around the Brno Patchwork Meeting.

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • 2 full-day hand-sewing workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Excursions, entrance fees and coach travel as described in the itinerary

Availability:

  • 2025 22nd April
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct

Meet the
Experts

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!

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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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