New Holidays

Overview

Whether you’re searching for a closer-to-home crafting experience or an adventure further afield, our dedicated team are always designing new holidays so you can develop your techniques and skills alongside like-minded others. Bringing new destinations to you, look forward to expert-led workshops on every break, with a selection of holidays also including visits to local places of interest, guided tours, textile-themed excursions, and fabric shopping opportunities. See where our new holidays can take you…


6 Holidays available from £1,725pp

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
Patchwork & Quilting
Festival
NEW

Combine Houston International Quilt Festival and one-of-a-kind New Orleans with visits to local quilt shops, the Texas quilt museum and a full-day workshop with Pat Archibald

  • Return flights from London to New Orleans and Houston to London with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • 8 nights accommodation in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Full-day workshop with Pat Archibald, kit included
  • Houston International Quilt Festival Show Pass
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach travel as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Tips for drivers and local guides
  • Porterage at the hotel

Availability:

  • 2024 27th October
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • 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
Textiles
NEW

Join Mandy Shaw on an exploration of the Indian state of Gujarat, known for its rich cultural history and textile heritage.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Ahmedabad, checked luggage included
  • 10 nights half-board accommodation
  • 2 nights full-board accommodation
  • 9 local lunches
  • Hand-stitching workshops with Mandy Shaw, kit included
  • Local textile workshops
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 7th November 8th November
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Patchwork & Quilting
NEW

Remarkable scenery, fascinating wildlife and wonders of nature await on this exploration of Iceland and the Faroes Islands with Karin Hellaby.

  • 12 nights accommodation on Bolette
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, plus afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and late-night snacks
  • 3 full-day hand-stitching workshops with Karin, kit included
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • All on-board gratuities

Availability:

  • 2024 15th June
Travel Options
  • 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

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.
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.
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.
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.

You just missed out!

Due to extremely popular demand, these holidays have now sold out! Call us to register your interest and you’ll be the first to know if they return.

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