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Stitchtopia Festival – 8-10 Mar 2024

By far the most popular event in Arena Craft programme, Stitchtopia Festival is back! This is the ultimate weekend residential event for all knitters, crocheters, quilters and textile lovers. Eight of our experts will be offering workshops across the weekend and the fun continues after dinner with optional evening entertainment.

£499

Knit or Crochet in the Black Forest – 22-29 Apr 2024

Choose to either knit with Frederica Patmore or crochet with Anna Nikipirowicz on this exciting holiday to the Black Forest. Take the opportunity to get to know both of our experts as you explore this captivating region. Venture to the town of Triberg, famous for having the world’s largest and smallest cuckoo clocks, visit the […]

£2555

Crochet Spring Wreath Weekend – 10-12 May 2024

Join Anna Nikipirowicz on this spring-themed crochet retreat. Learn how to crochet your own wreath, a stunning celebration of the season when everything awakens and blooms. This wreath will be filled with colourful flowers such as foxgloves, forget-me-nots, pansies and much more!

£519

Knit and Crochet in the West of Ireland – 12-17 May 2024

This fantastic knitting and crochet holiday includes expert-led workshops, as well as the discovery of stunning scenery and traditional crafts on Ireland’s west coast. Explore the charming city of Galway and visit the Leenane Sheep and Wool Centre, amidst the Connemara landscape. Knitting schools were established across Ireland in the 1600's, cementing the craft as […]

£1865

Beginners Crochet Weekend

Always wanted to learn how to crochet but never got round to it? 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. With a maximum of 10 participants, you will have plenty of time to ask all those crochet questions […]

£579

Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday – 22-27 May 2024

Discover the breathtaking Shetland Islands, whose past is interwoven with a rich history of wool, textiles and inimitable Fair Isle technique. On this 6-day holiday draw knitting inspiration from the coastlines and powerful landscapes, whose diverse colour pallet provides the perfect backdrop to your creative pastime. Learn how the world-famous Shetland wool is farmed, woven […]

£1925

Knitting in the Faroe Islands 3-10 June 2024

Discover the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the company of fellow travellers who share your passion for knitting. Enjoy two and a half days of private workshops, where, under the guidance of local knitting expert Katrina í Geil, you will learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired […]

£2725

Crochet Lanterns Weekend – 7-9 June 2024

Brighten up your home and garden with these colourful, ornate Crochet Lanterns and Lobster Pots. Joining Emma Leith for the weekend you will go on a lovely crochet journey packed with colour, new skills and the freedom to explore at your own pace.

£519

Knitting in the West of Ireland – 23-28 June 2024

On this superb knitting holiday, enjoy workshops led by our expert Julie Dubreux and 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. […]

£1865

Knitting Traditions and Cultures of Peru – 18 Jul – 1 Aug 2024

Peru has the longest continuous history of textile production in the world, going back almost 10,000 years. Invented long before pottery and just as humans started agriculture, Peruvian fibre manipulation began with simple spun fibres but by 500 AD this rudimentary craft had developed into complex techniques. On our travels we’ll explore the processes involved […]

£6895

Norway knitting retreat – 2-9 Sept 2024

This very special tour has been inspired by our Head of Craft Holidays, Alison White, and her own travels around Norway – designed to take you on a discovery of a rich textile heritage and unique culture. "Recently the Norwegian Tourist Board invited me to discover the history and traditions of the knitting industry in […]

£2495

Knitting in the Scottish Highlands – 6-13 October 2024

Join Carol Meldrum 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 […]

£2135