11 tours from £499pp

Local Information

  • Capital London
  • Language English
  • Currency GBP
  • Tip 10-15%
  • Time Zone GMT
  • Electricity Three pin plugs. 240V

Destination Overview

The United Kingdom boasts a vibrant crafting scene that covers every corner of the nation. Whether you're drawn to the quilting history of the North East, the time-old textile traditions of the Shetland Islands, or Christmas-themed workshops and tours, be guided by our renowned experts and enjoy carefully planned workshops as you develop your crafting skills.

Explore the Scottish Highlands with fellow yarn lovers, visiting the Knockando Woolmill and enjoying wool shopping in the town of Nairn, or look forward to an embroidery retreat in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside as you indulge in your favourite hobby. Alongside our expert-led workshops, you can discover the diverse crafting traditions that make up the creative mosaic of Britian.

The most popular event in our programme, Stitchtopia Festival, is held in England, offering a fantastic weekend residential event with talks, expert-led workshops, and evening entertainment –perfect for knitters, crocheters, quilters and textile lovers.

Whether you’re just starting out your creative journey or are searching for a new challenge, our UK crafting holidays will leave you feeling inspired by Britain’s beautiful landscapes and fascinating heritage.

11 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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
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

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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Meet the
Experts

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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Janice Gunner

Janice Gunner

Janice is an award-winning textile artist, teacher and author. She won the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in Quilting at The Festival of Quilts 2019. Janice has a particular interest in traditional Japanese textile techniques including Shibori, the subject of one of her books.
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.
Emma Leith

Emma Leith

Internationally renowned for her yarn-bombing exploits, Emma has worked on numerous large scale commissioned yarn installations and gives regular talks and presentations on this popular movement. She works closely with Rico Design Yarns, Deramores and Simply Crochet.
Karin Hellaby

Karin Hellaby

Internationally renowned quilt teacher Karin Hellaby is the author of 11 quilting books and numerous patterns. She is a regular teacher at the Houston International Quilt Show and has been invited to teach at quilting symposiums in New Zealand, Dubai, Paducah and more.
Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna is a crochet and knit designer, tutor and author of several crochet books. Her designs are regularly featured in craft magazines, and she also is a regular on Yarn Lane TV where she shares her designs and techniques. She also works closely with West Yorkshire Spinners and LoveCrafts.
Pat Archibald

Pat Archibald

Pat is a UK textile artist and tutor. Throughout her career, she has exhibited her work worldwide, won some wonderful awards, and even established Scotland’s first dedicated patchwork and quilting shop. Pat feels that each collection of quilts has its own unique identity.
Carol Meldrum

Carol Meldrum

Carol Meldrum is a textile designer, workshop tutor, and author of many popular knitting and crochet titles. She is the creative force behind the fashion accessories label, Beatknit. Carol is also a successful workshop tutor teaching all aspects of knit and crochet.
Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster is a quilt designer, teacher and author from Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Since self-publishing her first book ‘Quilting on the Go’ in 2007, Carolyn has written ten more patchwork and quilting books with Search Press in the UK and Landauer Publishing in the USA.
Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Sarah has taught for the RSN in the UK, Ireland and China, as well as at RSN workshops in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Free Hospital in London and at Knit and Stitch Shows at Alexandra Palace and Dublin. She also had the honour of teaching Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia.
Frederica Patmore

Frederica Patmore

Frederica is a knitting and crochet designer who has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years. She spent three years working as a designer and technical editor on the Woman’s Weekly Magazine team before co-founding Love To Knit and Crochet magazine.
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