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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.


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!


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 […]


Buxton Wool Gathering – 18-19 May 2024

Buxton Pavilion Gardens St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Buxton Wool Gathering is a wool festival dedicated to the best of fibre and yarn, held in the gateway to the Peak District. Whether you’re into spinning, felting, weaving, knitting, or crochet, there’s something for you. All in a stunning location with some of the friendliest, craftiest people around.


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.


The Big Textile Show – 26-27 October 2024

Leicester Racecourse Oadby, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

The Big Textile Show. THE event for all textile enthusiasts – “two days of textile delights”.

Embroidery on Crochet Weekend 8 -10 Nov 2024

Join Anna Nikipirowicz and explore the beautiful art of embroidery on crochet. During this retreat, you will work on a wall hanging based on projects from Anna’s book. Enjoy learning an array of embroidery stitches and how best to work them onto a crochet background!


Christmas Crochet Weekend – 13-15 Dec 2024

Join Anna Nikipirowicz on this Christmas-themed crochet weekend at Staverton Park & Golf Club. Under Anna's guidance, you will make a range of decorations to get into the festive spirit. These decorations can be used to make a garland, wreath or even to decorate your own tree!