Our crafting holidays to Switzerland, a country renowned for its precision and craftsmanship, offer a fascinating journey into Swiss textile heritage, a testament to centuries of dedication. Blending spectacular Alpine scenery with artisan traditions, this wonderful destination is inspiring for any craft enthusiast.
Join us here and explore the historical centre of the textile industry, St. Gallen, known for its high-quality linen, cotton weaving, and world-famous intricate lace and embroidery. Inspired by Turkish embroidery techniques in the 1700s, the town had 40,000 embroiders by the end of the century.
From flax processing and knitting to fabric printing and weaving, Switzerland's crafting heritage is vast and diverse. Whether you're creating your own textile masterpiece in expert-led workshops or admiring the work of local designers, our holidays offer a unique and culturally enriching crafting experience that celebrates this country’s rich artistic legacy. With projects inspired by the beautiful Swiss landscapes and architecture, hone your skills amongst magnificent surroundings.
1 Holidays available from £3,155pp
This lovely retreat combines Janet Clare's quilting workshops with excursions exploring the Swiss sights, textile history and chocolate!
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!View all Experts