International Textile Tours

We create fascinating tours to key events in the textile calendar, using our years of specialist expertise to offer you bespoke additions such as curator-led tours of private collections, inspiring hands-on workshops and exclusive studio visits. So, whether you are an independent stitcher, a group of tapestry aficionados or a quilting society, an ECT textile tour is guaranteed to stimulate and surpise. 

Houston & the International Quilt Festival

Price
from £2,709
Location
Houston, USA
Once again, we are delighted to be able offer this exciting programme to Houston, Texas. Based around three full days at the world class International Quilt Festival, this seven night tour is a truly exciting opportunity to explore all that America's fourth largest city has to offer.

2020 European Patchwork & Textile Tour, Alsace

Price
from £715
Location
Alsace
The European Patchwork Meeting (Carrefour Européen du Patchwork) features beautiful quilting and textile displays at various locations in and around the picturesque valley town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines in Alsace. Join us for the 26th Edition in 2020, register your interest to travel!

Nantes: Quiltmania's Pour L'Amour du Fil 2021

Price
TBC
Location
Nantes, France
Plan ahead with confidence This is an unmissable tour for needlecraft fans Enjoy three days at Quiltmania’s renowned showcase of quilting, patchwork, embroidery and knitting, plus an expert talk and a guided tour of the historic city of Nantes.

India Quilt Festival 2023

Price
TBC
Location
Chennai, India

 India's only International Quilt Show.

<<<<<<UPDATE  >>>>>>> While the 2021, second edition of the India Quilt Festival is now postponed, we are preparing to travel in 2023 when the next festival will be held in the third week of January. We will be offering a new programme, at this time we are asking those that might be interested to travel in 2023 to register your interest so that we can keep you informed.

Textiles and Artisans of Northern India

Price
Please contact the office about this tour
Location
India

The Northern States of Gujarat and Rajasthan are home to remote villages where tribal communities have been living and practising ancient craft traditions such as weaving and block-printing, embroidery and Bandhani for many generations. On this tour, you will visit several communities to see first-hand how artisans produce the intricate and delicate textiles for which they are famous.