Escape to the Croft Stitching Retreats, Events, Holidays and Zoom Workshops




With Pat Archibald

Join me for a week of creativity in North Uist on the Outer Hebrides in my new studio home. Not only am I thrilled to be leading courses which will be based in my house, but I will also be giving you a lovely Hebridean experience. Your week with me will include lots of stitching inspired by your island surroundings, you will meet and work with other artisans in the area, enjoy Western Isles hospitality and you might even be able to try your hand at shearing some of my sheep! Every day at the croft you will enjoy coffee/tea/home baking and a soup and sandwich lunch. I can take groups of six.  Dates can be flexible depending on the dates of your accommodation (I can’t offer accommodation at my croft house) but provisional dates for courses next year are as follows:-

24 – 28 April 2023
19 – 23 June 2023
21 – 25 August 2023
4 – 8 September 2023

Click below for a provisional outline of the course with me. Be inspired and then contact me for a Booking Form!

Outline of Escape to the Croft Summer School

Do contact me for more details of the course and recommendations for hotels and B&Bs. Looking forward to welcoming you to the islands.





Textiles of Morocco
1-15 September 2022

Join me to discover the highlights of Morocco, the indigenous Amazigh/Berber culture and extraordinary textile traditions on this fascinating tour.
We’ll visit women’s cooperatives that combine age-old skills with new innovations. In Marrakesh we’ll enjoy the exquisite Yves Saint Laurent museum featuring his fashion designs as well as the Berber Museum that houses the Moroccan textiles and jewellery that inspired his work.
Following the ancient trade routes across the High Atlas Mountains to the Sahara we find weavers of carpet and cloth and traditional embroiderers in these remote locations, where they still employ their skills and maintain their traditional lifestyle. Add to this the Imperial city of Fez, the ‘blue city’ of Chefchaouen and the capital Rabat.
The tour includes hands-on experiences and demonstrations with local artisans as well as hand-sewing workshops with our accompanying textile expert.









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