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Pat Archibald

5 tours from £1,435pp

Pat is a UK textile artist and tutor based in Edinburgh. Her fascination for fabric began in her childhood when she discovered her grandmother’s scrap bag bursting at the seams with exotic fabrics and by the age of 11, she had created her first piece of patchwork. Throughout her creative career, Pat has exhibited her work worldwide, won some wonderful awards and even established Scotland’s first dedicated patchwork and quilting shop.

Pat loves to travel both around her home country as well as further afield. As her own horizons grow literally, then so too do the experiences that she can then express in her quilt making. She feels that each collection of quilts has its own unique identity and captures the essence of her view of the country or city.


Sallieann Harrison & more
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Enjoy 2 full day hand sewing workshops with expert Pat Archibald (June) or Sallieann Harrison (Oct) and explore the UK’s northeast through tours of the Bowes Museum, Durham Cathedral, and Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens.

  • 7 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 4 dinners
  • Two full days hand sewing workshops with Pat Archibald (June) or Sallieann Harrison (October), kit included
  • Gratuities for driver and local tour guide
  • Services of an experienced Tour manager

Availability:

  • 2023
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Janet Clare & more
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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road, learning about Uzbekistan’s textile culture and history.

  • Return economy class flight from London (via Istanbul), 1 piece of checked baggage included
  • 13 nights half-board accommodation
  • 3 hand-sewing workshops with our expert, kit included
  • Take part in a workshop at Alisher Nazrullayev’s embroidery studio
  • Masterclass in suzani embroidery with a local expert
  • Tour accompanied by our textile expert throughout
  • Services of an Arena Travel Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2023
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Pat Archibald
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Join Pat Archibald to discover Germany’s famous Romantic Road and visit the Patchwork Days festival. Enjoy a full day exploring the exhibits at the festival and tour the charming cities of Dinkelsbühl and Würzburg.

  • Return flights from London to Munich with checked luggage included
  • 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 dinners
  • Visits, excursions, entrance fees and workshops as outlined in the itinerary
  • Full day at the German Patchwork Days 2023 Festival in Dinkelsbühl
  • Services of an experienced Tour manager
  • Gratuities for driver and local tour guide

Availability:

  • 2023
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Pat Archibald
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Treat yourself to a 7-day quilting retreat in Andalusia with expert, Pat Archibald, and indulge in 3 and a half days of quilting workshops, the use of Bernina sewing machines, and guided visits to the loveliest towns of Andalusia.

  • 7 Nights 4-star accommodation on bed and breakfast
  • Dinner on the 1st and last nights
  • Travel by private coach, as described in the itinerary
  • Use of the Bernina sewing machines
  • 1 half day and 3 full day workshops with Pat Archibald
  • The services of an experienced Arena tour manager who will accompany the tour throughout

Availability:

  • 2023
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Pat Archibald
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Join expert Pat Archibald on this exciting textile holiday in Scotland where you will explore the culture and history behind the nation’s textile production as well as partake in 2 and a half workshops with Pat.

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Edinburgh city centre
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 half day and 1 full day workshop with Pat, kit included
  • Tips for drivers
  • Services of an Arena Travel Tour Manager throughout
  • Excursions and entrance fees as described in the itinerary

Availability:

  • 2023
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Pat Archibald Highlights

Pat is a UK textile artist and tutor based in Edinburgh. Her fascination for fabric began in her childhood when she discovered her grandmother’s scrap bag bursting at the seams with exotic fabrics and by the age of 11, she had created her first piece of patchwork. Throughout her creative career, Pat has exhibited her work worldwide, won some wonderful awards and even established Scotland’s first dedicated patchwork and quilting shop.

Pat loves to travel both around her home country as well as further afield. As her own horizons grow literally, then so too do the experiences that she can then express in her quilt making. She feels that each collection of quilts has its own unique identity and captures the essence of her view of the country or city.