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Creative holidays: Europe & beyond courses

Find craft and activity holidays across Europe and the wider world. Travelling abroad on a creative retreat is a wonderful way to develop your skills, whilst discovering new places, traditions and cultures... sometimes with added sunshine too!

£795
- Next course on 15th September 2019
We are thrilled to be hosting Sara Maitland for her Residential Writing Course at Ferme St Christophe. The chalet provides the perfect backdrop in a supportive and friendly environment with the course being suitable for both new and experienced writers. Single Ensuite – £945 per person Single Ensuite with Balcony – £995 per person Shared Room Ensuite – £795 per person Please aim to arrive at Ferme St Christophe between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday...
£150
North Yorkshire - Next course on 14th September 2019
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with felting experience. It is limited to 6 places so everyone gets individual attention and the coaching they need to make their picture. You will be working from an inspirational image that you have brought with you, I will walk you through all the processes you need to know to create your Felt Picture. Day 1 Is all about building your picture, using a combination of pre...
£5199
Kanto - Next course on 13th January 2020
Join Pat Archibald on an extraordinary journey to the Land of the Rising Sun! A fascinating fusion of old and new, Japan’s soaring skyscrapers and high-tech innovation sit side by side with historical pagodas and traditional shrines. A country with deep-rooted cultural and religious beliefs, Japan also has a long history of textile excellence – making this tour the trip of a lifetime for quilters, patchwork and embroidery aficionados alike. As you visit Tokyo, Takayama,...
£3999
Cape Town - Next course on 11th August 2019
Join us on this 14 night textile adventure to South Africa and the 20th South African National Quilt Festival. Flights included. This tour takes you to some of the country’s most iconic sites and experiences; Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town, Robben Island, wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route and an elephant safari. Our expert, Mandy Shaw, will be on hand throughout the tour, hosting 1 full day...
£1945
Faroe Islands - Next course on 17th June 2019
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 I Geil, you’ll learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired project. With both included excursions and a choice of optional tours you can delve deep and explore the stunning landscapes and...
£4995
Suffolk - Next course on 24th January 2020
This textile holiday will capture your imagination and introduce you to the colourful textiles and cultural wonders of India. We’ll enjoy the Republic Day parade in Delhi, travel on India’s fastest train to Agra and, the highlight of the tour for some, visit the Taj Mahal. In Jaipur we’ll take part in a block printing workshop and in Udaipur we’ll visit a foundation set up to teach women patchwork, applique and embroidery skills. In Ahmedabad...
£950
Kent - Next course on 2nd June 2019
​Painting and sailing - a beautiful art holiday in Greece - for Beginners and All Levels in all mediums From £950 painters from £599 non painters Please note. This course is suitable for people of any age & ability, single people, couples, small groups and families. NOT suitable for hen or stag parties After fantastic painting art holidays in Greece in September 2017 and 2018 we will be holding another in June and September 2019....
£50
Derbyshire
Special introductory offer of £50 for one day workshop in acrylics and mixed media. The Wednesday workshops are held weekly from 10.00am until 4.30pm and Saturday from 10.30 until 3.30. We paint in the pool house gallery at Willersley Castle Hotel, located behind the Castle. The space is light and airy with views of the Derwent Valley. I also have other specialist workshops including, The decorative art of gilding, introduction to landscape painting in soft...
£195
East Sussex - Next course on 1st June 2019
Next Course: A three-day course exploring the philosophy and practice of labyrinths ... Learn the art of labyrinth design and construction. Construct labyrinths including the classical seven circuit 'Cretan' and Chartres Labyrinth using compasses and straight-edge. Develop an understanding and appreciation of labyrinth forms - ancient and modern - from around the world: how, why, and for whom are they made? What is their significance and symbolism and why the contemporary resurgence of interest in...
£45
Essex
Why not treat yourself to a mosaic workshop session. Students will learn the basic cutting techniques and will be shown the direct method for creating their own mosaic heart home decor using Vintage China or a Mosaic Door Number Plaque. Workshops last approximately 4 hours and are held in my studio at home, a cosy informal environment with plenty of tea. Booking is essential - please call or email for any questions or to arrange...