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Knitting & crochet tours, courses & holidays
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Anglia Leisure Learning Limited
based: East Anglia, UK
Weekend residential leisure courses with top quality tutors, comfortable venues and good home cooking. Improve your skills while making new friends and enjoying achieving more than you ever thought possible. Courses are held north and south of London, and in East Anglia, Bristol and The Midlands. See Answers to 101 Questions on the website.
| patchwork/quilting | textiles | beadwork | lace making | embroidery | music | mixed media | painting/drawing | knitting/crochet | jewellery | calligraphy | England |
Costa Brava Knitting
based: Catalonia, Spain
Small-group knitting holidays hosted by craft blogging yarnaholic, Bonny Bonafilla. Based in a spa hotel in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, on Spain's Costa Brava. Knit in the sun, make new friends and enjoy trips to Girona – one-time stronghold of Charlemagne, Figueres – birthplace of Dali, and the ancient fortified village of Peratallada.
| knitting/crochet | Spain |
Globalyell – Centre for Creative Industries in Shetland
based: Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK
Textiles tours – a four day tour of textiles and scenery offering a unique insight into the textiles heritage and skills of Shetland. Covering knitwear, knitting and spinning, weaving and visiting textile collections.
| textile tours | knitting | weaving | Scotland |
Knitting Holidays in France
based: Charente-Maritime, France
Knitting, crochet and textile retreats and workshops in the heart of rural France; with british knitting designer, Sue Culligan; Debbie Abrahams, best for her beautiful knitted blanket designs; and crochet artist and design consultant Jane Crowfoot.
| knitting | France|
Isle of Tanera Mòr
based: North-West Highlands, Scotland, UK
A diverse range of creative retreats and courses in a fabulous location on the Isle of Tanera Mòr in NW Scotland. Retreats include painting and drawing, knitting, creative writing and willow weaving.
| retreats | basket making | knitting | Scotland |
Jane Thornley Knitwear Design
based: Nova Scotia, Canada
Knitters retreats in New Mexico, including a knitting project to complete during the trip. Includes yarn store visits, workshop days, sightseeing and gallery visits. Staying at a luxurious Native American owned hotel in Santa Fe.
| retreats | USA |
Metropolitan Machine Knitting
based: Cheshire, UK
Short and week-long residential machine knit courses in Cheshire. Serving students from all over the world, and run by top quality tutors, these courses offer accomodation, food and a relaxed learning environment.
| knitting | England |
Schooner J. & E. Riggin
based: Maine, USA
Cruise and knit! With a choice of 3-day to 6-day knitting cruises aboard a beautiful old scooner, departing from Rockland in Knox County, Maine, in the Northeastern US. Travel the spectacular coastine while you knit with experienced knitting guides and tutors and fellow knitting passengers.
| knitting | USA |
based: Cumbria, UK
A 2-day festival in the Lake Dristrict, celebrating natural fibres and all things wool, follow the wool from fleece to finished knitwear. Related demonstrations, workshops and masterclasses are on offer. The event is organised by 'The Wool Clip', a Cumbrian crafts people co-op.
| knitting | England |
based: Cheshire, UK
Needlework and craft courses including cross stitch, lace making, knitting, crochet and weaving – materials, fabrics and threads provided.
| needlepoint/cross stitch | lace | knitting/crochet | weaving | England |
based: Colorado, USA
Offering both land tours and Worldwide cruises for knitters, allowing guests to go yarn shopping, meet other fiber artists as well as take classes.
| knitting/crochet | Worldwide |
Great Balls of Yarn
Caribbean and Alaskan cruises for knitters, including project-based classes during sailings.
| knitting/crochet | USA |
Workshops and summer schools covering fabric
construction techniques including knitting, weaving and feltmaking.
| felt making | knitting/crochet | weaving
| UK |
Men's Knitting Retreat
Weekend knitting and spinning retreats and workshops for men in Colorado and Michigan.
| knitting/crochet | men only | USA |
Packages to the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London, Dublin and Harrogate.
| knitting/crochet | UK | Ireland |
Other useful sites for knitters:
• Planet Purl Travel Guide have some free downloadable knitters travel dictionaries that translate those all important knitting terms in a lot of different languages.