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Harrogate Festive Knitting and Crochet Retreat

Join Frederica Patmore in Harrogate, a Victorian spa town, for this 3-night festive knitting and crochet retreat. Experience the joy of Christmas in the heart of Yorkshire as you create woolly festive projects, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at Bettys, and shop in Harrogate’s thriving high street, boutique shops and artisan markets.

4 days from £695pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation
  • Christmas-themed workshops with Frederica Patmore, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Afternoon tea at Bettys
Frederica Patmore

Frederica Patmore

Frederica is a knitting and crochet designer who has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years.

A self-professed sock-knitting addict, it was working as one of Rowan Yarns’ regional workshop tutors that she created the designs for Dorling Kindersley’s series of books. Having grown up with the ability to knit backwards, she loves opening minds to new techniques. After spending three years as a designer and technical editor on the Woman’s Weekly Magazine team before co-founding Love To Knit and Crochet magazine, Frederica created an online knitting shop which later became The Knitting Network.

She regularly creates new patterns and writes and films tutorials for various magazines and books including Prima magazine. Her specialism is in 3-dimensional knit and crochet design with her favourites being socks and toys.


Meet Frederica Patmore and your tour manager at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate. This evening, get to know your fellow knitters as you enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Includes Dinner

Start your festive projects with Frederica during a morning workshop at the hotel. This afternoon you will wander into Harrogate where you will enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at Betty's Tea Room.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Afternoon Tea Workshop

Continue your festive knitted and crocheted projects with Frederica today, with a full day of workshops.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights


After breakfast, depart the hotel at your leisure.

Includes Breakfast

Tour notes: On this tour you will need to be able to make your own way between our workshop room, your bedroom and the hotel restaurant. Additionally on one of the days you will need to walk a short distance from the hotel to Betty’s Tearoom.  

Single Room Supplement from £69.00 (4 days).

Created for Crocheters

Created for Crocheters

Uniquely crafted for lovers of crochet, this Stitchtopia crochet holiday is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded crafters and indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented crochet expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.


You will stay for three nights at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate. 

Old Swan Harrogate

The Old Swan Hotel combines Victorian splendour with elegant contemporary style. The hotel has 136 bedrooms, along with the famous glass-ceilinged Wedgwood Restaurant and the Swan Lounge and Bar, making for a relaxing stay. The hotel is situated only 5 minutes from Harrogate town centre and train station.

Hotel Facilities

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  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Ensuite Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available