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. 

Nantes: Pour L'Amour du Fil 2019

From £565
Nantes, France
An unmissable April 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.

Patchwork in Prague

Prague textiles

                                             Images L-R Yuza; Jana Sterbova; Wil Fritsma

The Knitting and Stitching Show, Dublin


Immerse yourself in the world of textile-based craft on our three day tour to Dublin. As well as giving you the opportunity to spend two full days at the unmissable Knitting and Stitching Show, we have also arranged a special programme of expert talks, yarn tastings and visits ensuring that textile lovers of all kinds, from novice knitters and wanna-be weavers to expert embroiderers and skilled stitchers will return home refreshed and inspired.

European Patchwork & Textile Tour, Alsace - flights included

From £739pp
Our tour for 2018 is now full - Like to travel in 2019? 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. You can now make your deposit payment online: simple, fast & secure.

Dutch Quilting and Spring Highlights Tour

from £730pp
The Netherlands
This multifaceted tour combines a trip to the Patchwork and Quilt Days show in Rijswijk with visits to Keukenhof, the most beautiful spring garden in the world, the charming city of Delft with its famous porcelain factory and the world famous Dutch Golden Age museum, Mauritshuis.

Shetland Knitting with Alison Crowther-Smith

From 1,595.00pp
Visit Shetland with Alison Crowther-Smith and experience the magic and history of the Island, whilst learning to knit traditional Fair Isle.