Make . Walk . Explore
The Fall Abbotsford Retreat
August 27 - September 3, 2021
A six day retreat in the lovely Borders of Scotland, at the home of Sir Walter Scott. We’ll enjoy creative workshops and afternoon wanders in the countryside
(4-6 miles). Easy to add time in Edinburgh on either side of the retreat.
Shared $2650 ⎜Single (Private) $3100
Trip Activity Level: Walking, Retreating
Wool & Whisky
September 4 - 16, 2021
Our signature tour! Each fall we share our favorite things about Scotland with you ⏤ its enchanting landscape, rich history, wonderful flavors, and (of course) a sampling of wool producers, artisans and designers. A wee dram or two might be appropriate while knitting in the local pubs. Includes time on the Isle of Skye, north to Inverness and Loch Ness, through the Scottish Highlands and in Edinburgh.
Shared $3600 ⎜Single (Private) $5050
Knitting in the Northern Borders with Kid Ewe Knot
September 12-22, 2021
(Limited spots available)
Join us for a jaunt through The Scottish Borders and Merry Old England! We will visit farms, manor homes and castles, walk in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter, and cruise the beautiful Coniston Water as we knit our way through The Scottish Borders, Northumberland, Yorkshire and The Lake District!
$3400 per person (sharing)⎪
$3900 (private single occupancy room)
A Fiber Adventure in Copenhagen & the Faroe Islands
September 24 - October 3, 2021
Nine days in the north Atlantic's brilliant environments ⏤ from hip, urban Copenhagen to the windswept shores of the Faroes. We'll explore them both, getting in time with local knitters, hands-on workshops in traditional techniques, adventurous wanders and stash-enhancing opportunities at Strikkefest, Copenhagen's Knitwork Festival.
Shared $4250 ⎜Single (Private) $5000
Iceland, off the beaten path
October 5 - 15, 2021
Our adventure starts at the tip-top of Iceland, with whale watching and a visit to spectacular volcanic lake, Myvatn. Next we travel around the east coast of the country. Authentic food, rugged landscape and coastal views will be ours. The trip southward then breaks for a mini-retreat inside Vatnajökull National Park. And once in the south, we'll visit Iceland's famous black beach at Vik and get to know the fiber community on the Woolen Circle. Might we catch a view of the Northern Lights??? We'll certainly be on the lookout! Our trip concludes in Reykjavik. Easy to add on a day or two for exploring the city.
Shared (Flexible/Communal) $4200⎜ Shared (Double) $4600 ⎜Single (Private) $5000
the Maker's Lens
October 8 - 17, 2021
Join us as we explore the Emerald Isle's lively capital city, verdant countryside, traditional villages and western Atlantic shore. Along the way, we'll meet some of Ireland's most influential fiber folks - teachers, designers, dyers and doers - and hear about the current struggle to keep Irish wool production alive. Our trip also includes visits to archaeological sites, breweries and distilleries, hands-on workshops, local live music and so much more. We can't wait to share Ireland with you.
$3500 shared room⎪$3950 private room
THIS TOUR IS FULL.
Our Fall 2021 trip, and its wait list, is completely full. Our next "Ireland Through the Maker's Lens" tour is scheduled for June 10 - 17, 2022. We will be opening registration for this tour in mid-July. Please email us to be added to the contact list for more information once it is available.
A Wool Lover's Visit to New Mexico
November 1 - 9, 2021
We are excited to host you fiber enthusiasts in the Land of Enchantment (New Mexico). This part of the United States has history, people and a landscape unlike any other. Come for a week of amazing food and sunny skies. Get to know our mosaic of cultures. And, of course, we'll spend time with local wool/fiber animals /artisans. This tour is focused on Northern New Mexico, and includes two nights in Albuquerque, the remainder in Santa Fe, the City Different.
Shared $2200 ⎜Single (Private) $2800
TOUR IS FULL.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please click below to email us with your name and your room preference (shared or private).
April 22 - May 1, 2022
Wales is a gem of a destination, especially for fiber enthusiasts. We’ll be there during the region’s preeminent fiber festival, Wonderwool Wales, which showcases a variety of fiber materials, methods and makers. Join us as we explore this wool event plus travel through sheep-dotted hills, wild moorland, rugged coastline, glimpse hidden waterfalls and enjoy stellar hospitality.
Triple Shared Room $2850⎜
Double Shared Room $3000 ⎜
Single (Private) $3500
Trip Activity Level: Touring
A Knitter's Tour of British Breeds
May 3 - 13, 2022
There’s no place like England for getting to know wool. Long and lustrous, downy and soft, springy, coarse, fine and feltable ⏤ we’ll explore all its potential by getting to know the sheep that bring us such a diverse range of fiber. Our tour of The West Country (Devon, Cornwall & the Cotswolds) will introduce you to the people, places and sheep that keep British wool among the world's very best.
$3900⎪$1050 single supplement
Make . Walk . Explore
May 27 - June 3, 2022
Join us for a walking and creativity trip overseas. We've chartered the Aegeotissa and will be sailing from island to island while hiking (4-6 miles), swimming, visiting villages, markets, artisans, archeological sites, and sampling local food. Each morning will offer a facilitated, creative work session.
Trip Activity Level: Walking
$3350 not including airfare
$850 single supplement
An Optional Extension for 2 nights in Athens (June 3-5) is available for and additional $400/500.