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2 tours from £2,655pp

Local Information

  • Capital Bern
  • Language French/German/Italian/Romansch
  • Currency Swiss Franc
  • Tip 8-10%
  • Time Zone GMT +1
  • Electricity Two and three pin plugs. 230V.

Destination Overview

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. 

2 Holidays available from £2,655pp

Patchwork & Quilting

This lovely retreat combines Janet Clare's quilting workshops with excursions exploring the Swiss sights, textile history and chocolate!

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in 3-star accommodation
  • 3 full-day and 1 half-day machine-quilting workshops with Janet Clare, using Bernina B590 machines
  • Lunch with morning and afternoon refreshments on workshop days
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel package includes return flights from London to Zurich with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • Entrance fees and excursions


  • 2024 23rd September
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air

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


  • 2025 1st 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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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.
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.