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Northern Cyprus Quilting retreat

29th October – 5th November 2022

8 days from £1,889pp

Discover the Turkish delights of unspoiled Northern Cyprus. Learn about the traditional handicrafts, explore the last-divided capital in the world and enjoy workshops with expert Karin Hellaby in the charming, historical town of Kyrenia.
  • Enjoy inspirational machine-quilting workshops with Karin Hellaby 
  • Stitch in our lovely workshop room, using Bernina sewing machines  
  • Enjoy a half day tour of Kyrenia, the most beautiful town in Cyprus 
  • Learn about local crafts at the lovingly restored trading station, Buyuk Han 
  • Discover Lapta and Lefkara embroidery and take part in a workshop with the local experts 
  • Visit the museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith, in a traditional Lefkaran house 

Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity to indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

Join Karin Hellaby for a quilting retreat in Northern Cyprus. Spend the week at the boutique Olivia Palm Hotel with breakfast and dinner included each day. Enjoy 3 full day and 1 half-day workshops and then explore the local area on three included excursions, including a visit to a local handcraft organisation. 

With Karin Hellaby

I am looking forward to escaping from the dreary UK weather to the blue skies and warmth of Cyprus. 

On this new tour, you will all have the use of your own Bernina sewing machine to create one or several projects. I will have new designs to teach from simple attic windows, to quick strip quilts and fun Christmas ideas. It is up to you to choose what you would like to make! 

Several additional sightseeing tours are included in this holiday to show us some of the history, culture and traditional handicrafts and embroidery of the island. This holiday is a wonderful mixture of sewing and exploring which I hope will tempt you to join me. 

Your Accommodation

Olivia Palm Hotel, Kyrenia

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Overview
This 3-star boutique hotel is ideally located approximately 10 minutes' walk from the centre of Kyrenia. Hotel facilities include outdoor swimming pool, bar, terrace and free WIFI.