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1 tour from £2,585pp

Local Information

  • Capital Lisbon
  • Language Portuguese
  • Currency Euro
  • Tip 5-10%
  • Time Zone GMT+1
  • Electricity Two pin plugs. 230V.

Destination Overview

From intricate embroidery to other artisanal arts, Portugal and its islands’ crafting traditions are woven into the fabric of daily life. Charming towns and vibrant landscapes offer the perfect backdrop for a crafting holiday, providing inspiration for our expert-led workshops and projects along the way.  

Discover spectacular destinations whilst on our embroidery and crochet retreats, and step into the diverse history and fascinating culture of locations such as Porto, Lisbon and Sintra. Or, why not join us on the Portuguese island of Madeira and enjoy the opportunity to connect with the soul of Portugal’s heritage; Madeira's embroidery traditions are a true work of art, passed down through centuries. Here you can wander through picturesque streets adorned with colourful works, and feel the passion that locals have for this craft.  

Browse our experiences in Portugal and Madeira today and under the mentorship of our renowned experts, you can indulge your crafting passion and create your very own Portuguese-inspired keepsake. 

1 Holidays available from £2,585pp

Patchwork & Quilting

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


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

Meet the

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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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.