35 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
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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
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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 10th May
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Knitting

Experience the magical colours that form in the Arctic sky, cruise among the Norwegian fjords, and enjoy fantastic, expert-led workshops.

  • Return flights from London to Bergen and Kirkenes to London (via Oslo)
  • 6 nights accommodation on MS Polarlys (2023) or MS Nordlys (2024)
  • 1 night half-board accommodation in both Bergen and Kirkenes
  • A full programme of workshops with Anna (2023) or Carol (2024), knitting kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Availability:

  • 2024 9th December
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Textiles
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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
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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:

  • 2024 3rd June 5th August
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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
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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
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Crochet

Brighten up your home and learn how to crochet these colourful Crochet Lanterns and Lobster Pots with Emma Leith on this weekend retreat.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days tuition with Emma Leith, kit included
  • Tea and coffee during workshops
  • Complementary WIFI

Availability:

  • 2024 7th June
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Crochet

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

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

Availability:

  • 2024 17th May
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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
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Textiles

Join us in Japan and discover iconic tourist attractions, experience exclusive tours, and take part in crafting workshops.

  • 12 nights bed and breakfast in 3-star and 4-star hotels
  • Travel by coach and train in Japan
  • The company and knowledge of our expert, Janice Gunner
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Services of a local English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Travel package includes return international flights
  • Excursions, entrance fees and workshops

Availability:

  • 2024 20th May
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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
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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
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Knitting

Embrace knitting traditions, gaze out on Colca Canyon and take in the majestic views at Aguas Calientes alongside Carol Meldrum or Jane Crowfoot.

  • International flights from London to Lima (with 1 stop) with 1 piece of check-in luggage
  • Internal flights from Lima to Arequipa and Cusco to Lima
  • Titicaca train from Puno to Cusco
  • Airport transfers
  • Tours of Lima (including Manos del Peru knitwear company), Arequipca (including Alpaca Centre), Floating islands tour on Lake Titicaca, Cusco city tour (including visit to Traditional Textile Centre), Sacred Valley tour (including talk and demonstration of traditional textile techniques), Away Weaving Association and Machu Picchu
  • Chocolate making workshop
  • 13 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 3 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Three half day workshops with our accompanying expert, kit and tea & coffee included

Availability:

  • 2024 18th July 3rd September
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Textiles

In the captivating country of Jordan, enjoy hand-stitching workshops and explore the Jordan River and the famous archaeological site of Petra.

  • 9 nights half-board accommodation including 1 night in a deluxe tent at the Rum Magic Luxury Camp in Wadi Rum
  • 4 lunches
  • Workshops with your expert, kit and tea/coffee included
  • Local workshop at Tiraz Centre
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for driver and local guide
  • Coach travel as detailed in the itinerary
  • Travel package includes return flights from London to Amman with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • Entrance fees and excursions

Availability:

  • 2024 16th September
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Patchwork & Quilting
Textiles

Join Carolyn Forster and discover Yorkshire's textile history while enjoying a week of quilting workshops on our Bernina sewing machines.

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 dinners
  • 3 full-day workshops using Bernina sewing machines with Carolyn, kit included
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Services of an experience Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 14th August
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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
  • Tea, coffee and snacks throughout the weekend
  • Gratuities for driver and local tour guide
  • 2 full days of tuition with a qualified Royal School of Needlework tutor, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 6th September
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Crochet

Staying in the wonderful Northamptonshire countryside, join Anna Nikipirowicz and make your own crochet wreath, a stunning celebration of spring.

  • 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 10th May
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Textiles
NEW

Join Mandy Shaw on an exploration of the Indian state of Gujarat, known for its rich cultural history and textile heritage.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Ahmedabad, checked luggage included
  • 10 nights half-board accommodation
  • 2 nights full-board accommodation
  • 9 local lunches
  • Hand-stitching workshops with Mandy Shaw, kit included
  • Local textile workshops
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 7th November 8th November
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Knitting

On this superb holiday, enjoy workshops led by Julie Dubreux and discover the stunning scenery and traditional crafts of Ireland's west coast.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 4 half-day knitting workshops with our expert, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel package includes return flights from London Heathrow to Shannon with 1 piece of hold luggage and airport transfers
  • Excursions and entrance fees as described in the itinerary

Availability:

  • 2024 23rd June
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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
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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
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Textiles

From the capital of Lima to colonial Arequipa and Peru’s most famous attraction, Machu Picchu, this holiday takes you on a journey of discovery.

  • Travel package includes international flights from London to Lima (1 stop) with 1 piece of check-in luggage
  • Internal flights from Lima to Arequipa and Cusco to Lima
  • Titicaca train from Puno to Cusco
  • Airport transfers
  • Tours of Lima, Arequipa (including Alpaca Centre), floating islands on Lake Titicaca, Cusco (including Traditional Textiles Centre), Sacred Valley (including talk and demonstration of traditional textile techniques), Away Weaving Association, Machu Picchu
  • Chocolate making workshop
  • 13 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 3 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • 3 half-day hand sewing workshops with our expert, kit and tea/coffee included

Availability:

  • 2024 14th May
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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
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Patchwork & Quilting
Textiles

Join Karin Hellaby and discover the textiles of the Arabian Peninsula as you explore the countries of Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Return flights from London to Dubai and Muscat to London with 1 piece of checked luggage included
  • 11 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast, plus 7 lunches and 10 dinners
  • 1 full and 1 half day workshop with Karin and tour accompanied by Karin throughout
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Arena Travel Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 14th October
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Textiles

Join our expert, award-winning textile artist Janice Gunner, on an amazing trip exploring the textiles, culture and sights of South Korea.

  • Return economy class flight from London to Seoul with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • Internal flights from Busan to Jeju Island and Jeju Island to Seoul
  • 13 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 7 dinners
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager and an English-speaking local guide
  • Coach travel, sightseeing, entrance fees and workshops as described

Availability:

  • 2024 22nd April 23rd April
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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
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Crochet

Join Anna Nikipirowicz for this Christmas crochet weekend retreat at Staverton Park & Golf Club.

  • 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 13th December
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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
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Patchwork & Quilting
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Remarkable scenery, fascinating wildlife and wonders of nature await on this exploration of Iceland and the Faroes Islands with Karin Hellaby.

  • 12 nights accommodation on Bolette
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, plus afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and late-night snacks
  • 3 full-day hand-stitching workshops with Karin, kit included
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • All on-board gratuities

Availability:

  • 2024 15th June
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Textiles
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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
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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
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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
  • 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
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Crochet
Knitting

See the famous Ring of Kerry and enjoy a guided tour of Kerry Woollen Mills on this County Kerry knitting and crochet holiday alongside our expert Sarah Hazell.

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • 1 full-day workshop and 2 half-day workshops with Sarah Hazell, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Availability:

  • 2024 8th July
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