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27 Holidays available from £485pp

Textiles
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Discover Guatemala's rich textile heritage, exploring ancient techniques, vibrant designs, and cultural stories on this immersive tour.

  • 14 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 3 lunches and 2 evening meals
  • 4 half-day hand-sewing workshops with Karin
  • Half-day sewing machine workshop with Priscilla Bianchi
  • Excursions, entrance fees, activities and workshops
  • Local English-speaking textile specialist
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Tips for drivers and local guides
  • Porterage

Availability:

  • 2025 29th October
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
Knitting

Discover the breathtaking Shetland Islands, whose past is interwoven with a rich history of wool, textiles and inimitable Fair Isle technique.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 2 half-day workshops on Shetland Fair Isle
  • 2 half-day workshops on Shetland Lace
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 18th June 27th August
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Crochet

Join Anna Nikipirowicz on a Christmas-themed crochet weekend at Staverton Park & Golf Club, creating festive decorations under Anna's guidance.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days tuition with Anna, kit included
  • Tea/coffee during workshops
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Use of the hotel leisure facilities (subject to availability); gym, heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room

Availability:

  • 2024 22nd November
Travel Options
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Knitting

Discover the rugged beauty and rich knitting history of the remote Faroe Islands under the guidance of local expert, Katrina í Geil.

  • Return flights from Edinburgh to Vagar with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in 4-star accommodation
  • Welcome and farewell dinners at the hotel
  • 5 half-day knitting workshops with Katrina í Geil, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • 1 full-day and 1 half-day sightseeing tour, including visits to local textile designers

Availability:

  • 2025 11th August
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Embroidery

Based in the Northamptonshire countryside, this retreat is the ideal opportunity to learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 full days of tuition with a qualified Royal School of Needlework tutor, kit included
  • Tea, coffee and snacks throughout the weekend
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 6th September
Travel Options
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Patchwork & Quilting

Soak up the medieval charm of York during the festive season on this stitching holiday with Carolyn Forster, including Christmas market visits.

  • 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • Workshops with Carolyn Forster, kit included
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 2nd December
Travel Options
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Patchwork & Quilting
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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

Availability:

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

Learn about the rich textile and knitting traditions of Estonia and Latvia and explore Tallinn and Riga's magical Christmas markets.

  • Return flights to Tallinn and from Riga with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 2 half-day workshops with Anna Nikipirowicz, kit included
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 5th December
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Crochet
Knitting

Exploring the Connemara countryside and the island of Inis Oírr, home to the traditional style of Aran knitting, join us in wonderful Galway.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 1 lunch
  • Expert-led knitting and crochet workshops with Carol
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 13th April
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
Crochet

Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life and join Anna on this relaxing weekend retreat dedicated to Tunisian crochet.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days tuition with Anna Nikipirowicz, kit included
  • Tea/coffee during workshops
  • Use of the pool and spa facilities (swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi)

Availability:

  • 2025 7th March
Travel Options
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Crochet

Learn from our renowned expert, Anna Nikipirowicz, and explore the beautiful art of embroidery on crochet.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days tuition with Anna, kit included
  • Tea/coffee during workshops
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Use of the hotel leisure facilities (subject to availability); gym, heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room

Availability:

  • 2024 8th November
Travel Options
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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

Availability:

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

Discover the highlights of the Scottish Highlands as you join Carol Meldrum for a week of knitting workshops and excursions.

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation with dinner on the first and final evenings
  • 2 and a half days of knitting workshops with Carol Meldrum, kit included
  • Beaded Dorset Buttons workshop with Tania Ashton Jones
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • The services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 6th October
Travel Options
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Knitting

Accompanied by expert Julie Debreux, enjoy excursions to Lyngheisenteret Heathland Centre, Hillesvåg Wool Spinning Mill and Museum, and Osteroy.

  • 7 nights half-board accommodation & 3 lunches
  • 2 full and 2 half-day knitting workshops with Julie Debreux, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel package includes return flights from London to Bergen, with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Availability:

  • 2024 2nd September
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Patchwork & Quilting

Alongside Mandy Shaw or Janet Goddard, explore the UK’s northeast with tours of Bowes Museum, Durham Cathedral, and Alnwick Castle and Gardens.

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 4 evening meals
  • 2 full days of hand-sewing workshops with your expert, kit included
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 21st October
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 evening meal
  • 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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Crochet

Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life and join Emma Leith on a relaxing weekend retreat dedicated to beginner’s crochet.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days of tuition with Emma Leith
  • Kit with a ball of chunky yarn and hooks included for the first part of the course
  • Tea and coffee during workshops
  • Use of the hotel leisure facilities (subject to availability); gym, heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
  • Complimentary WiFi

Availability:

  • 2025 4th April
Travel Options
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Crochet
Knitting

Join us for a festive 3-night retreat in Harrogate with Frederica Patmore. Enjoy creating several crochet and knitting Christmas-themed makes!

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation
  • Christmas-themed workshops with Frederica Patmore, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Afternoon tea at Bettys

Availability:

  • 2024 9th December
Travel Options
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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
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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
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Knitting
NEW

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

Availability:

  • 2025 1st April
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Textiles

Join our expert in Armenia, discovering Armenian embroidery, the local textiles, historical and cultural landmarks, and stitching workshops.

  • 8 nights bed and breakfast accomodation
  • 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Textile workshops with local artisans
  • Workshops with our expert, kit included
  • Local English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Private coach transfers throughout
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Availability:

  • 2025 22nd September
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Knitting
NEW

Join Anna Nikipirowicz and Frederica Patmore on this weekend dedicated to Fair Isle and Intarsia knitting techniques

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 1 full-day Fair Isle knitting workshop with Anna, kit included
  • 1 full-day Intarsia knitting workshop with Frederica, kit included
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during workshop breaks
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 12th September
Travel Options
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Textiles
NEW

Explore Turkey, absorbing its rich textile and historical heritage, whilst discovering spectacular landscapes and traditional handicrafts!

  • 9 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 7 evening meals either in the hotel or at a local restaurant
  • 2 half-day workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Ebru and Iznik tile workshops with local artisans
  • Excursions, entrance fees and transportation as per the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for the guide and coach drivers

Availability:

  • 2025 6th October
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Patchwork & Quilting
Festival

Get to know other stitchers and discover stunning sights of Prague on a stitching holiday centred around the Brno Patchwork Meeting.

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • 2 full-day hand-sewing workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Excursions, entrance fees and coach travel as described in the itinerary

Availability:

  • 2025 22nd April
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Textiles

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road.

  • Return economy class flight from London Heathrow to Tashkent, with 1 piece of checked baggage
  • 13 nights half-board accommodation, breakfast and dinner included
  • Business class train travel Tashkent to Kokand, Bukhara to Samarkand and Samarkand to Tashkent
  • Economy class flights Tashkent to Urgench and Urgench to Bukhara
  • Sightseeing, entrance fees and expert-led workshops as described
  • Local English-speaking guide to accompany the tour throughout
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

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