Pat Archibald

4 tours from £499pp

Expert Overview

Pat is a UK textile artist and tutor based in Edinburgh. Her fascination for fabric began in her childhood when she discovered her grandmother’s scrap bag bursting at the seams with exotic fabrics and by the age of 11, she had created her first piece of patchwork. Throughout her creative career, Pat has exhibited her work worldwide, won some wonderful awards and even established Scotland’s first dedicated patchwork and quilting shop.

Pat loves to travel both around her home country as well as further afield. As her own horizons grow literally, then so too do the experiences that she can then express in her quilt making. She feels that each collection of quilts has its own unique identity and captures the essence of her view of the country or city.

4 Holidays available from £499pp

Patchwork & Quilting
Festival

By far the most popular event in our programme, Stitchtopia Festival is back! This is the ultimate weekend residential event for all crafters.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • Up to 4 half-day workshops with our experts, kit cost extra
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during workshop breaks
  • Evening talks and entertainment

Availability:

  • 2024 8th March
Travel Options
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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
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Textiles

On the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali, discover a fascinating textile history, beautiful beaches and exceptional architecture.

  • Travel package includes flights from London to Yogyakarta, returning from Bali, with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 12 nights bed and breakfast 5-star accommodation
  • 3 full-day workshops with Pat Archibald, kit included
  • Local Batik workshops
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 25th September 26th September
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Patchwork & Quilting

Join us for a Northern Lights cruise and experience the magical mix of colours that form in the Arctic sky.

  • Flights London to Bergen and Kirkenes to London (via Oslo)
  • 6 nights accommodation on MS Polarlys
  • 1 night half-board accommodation in both Bergen and Kirkenes
  • A full programme of workshops with Pat – kit included
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 30th November
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air

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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Janice Gunner

Janice Gunner

Janice is an award-winning textile artist, teacher and author. She won the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in Quilting at The Festival of Quilts 2019. Janice has a particular interest in traditional Japanese textile techniques including Shibori, the subject of one of her books.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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