Knitting, crochet and stitching holidays around the world

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Knitting, crochet and stitching holidays around the world

This is a directory of knitting, crochet and stitching holidays. If you would like to advertise your craft holiday on this website please send an email to

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I am lucky enough to be going along as Tour Manager on this wonderful holiday with tutor Julie Dubreux. Discover the stunning scenery and traditional crafts found on the west coast of Ireland. Excursions include the charming city of Galway as well as Kylemore Abbey and Leenane Sheep and Wool Centre, both nestled in the midst of Connemara's rugged landscape. Knitting has been a part of Irish life since the 1600s, when knitting schools were established across the country. Thanks to an abundance of wool, it became a source of income for many households during the 18th century. With their distinctive design, Aran sweaters are a symbol of Ireland and our full day excursion to the smallest of the Aran islands is a chance to learn about Aran knitting the Inis Oírr way. Visit the Stitchtopia website for further details here.

Join Tutor Carol Meldrum and me as Tour Manager in the Scottish Highlands for a week of workshops and excursions with fellow yarn lovers. Staying in Inverness, the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands, enjoy a cruise along legendary Loch Ness, a visit to Knockando Woolmill, an Alpaca Farm and browse colourful wool shops. In the company of like-minded knitters, who share your passion for knitting, enjoy several knitting workshops with Carol Meldrum and a Beaded Dorset button workshop with Tania Ashton Jones.  Knitting workshops with Carol Meldrum dip into fair isle and lace techniques in the round with these versatile gloves. They are fun to make and can be easily tweaked to make the design your own. Over the week you will look at how to work in the round with either circular or double pointed needles - which ever you prefer using. You will look at working with two colours at the same time without getting in a tangle, then move onto working a lace design, topping things off with a picot cast off edge. You will have a choice of Fair Isle and lace patterns to choose from and learn how to place an afterthought thumb if you fancy.
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