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Skye Textile Experience 2024

20-27 April 2024: Textile tour with workshops, talks, visits and stories all about textile and fibre art & crafts on the Isle of Skye

What to expect

This 9-day creative experience combines a series of workshops with local makers, talks and tours of textile studios, with exploring the island and learning about its history and heritage. We’ve also included a luxury boat trip to the nearby Isle of Raasay. 

With its wealth of long established as well as new enterprises the Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides, has grown into a textile destination buzzing with creativity.

This unique textile adventure includes: 

> Full-day weaving workshop using hand-dyed wool/silk yarn at Skye Silks

> Half-day yarn dyeing workshop using local plants at Shilasdair Yarns

> Full day at Island at the Edge croft including introductory workshop to spinning and wool processing; full croft tour (meet the sheep!)

> Full day workshop at The Handspinner Having Fun – choose between felting and peg loom weaving

> Dorset Button making workshop with TJ Frog

> Optional knitting session

> Luxury day tour by boat to the Isle of Raasay, with opportunity to visit Raasay Distillery and Raasay Gallery

> Storytelling session with local storyteller Seoras MacPherson

> Visits to Skye Skyns, Skye Weavers, West Coast Weavers

> Day of touring including visit to Dunvegan Castle

and for your comfort:

> 8 overnight stays at tasteful, high quality accommodation in Portree

> 8 continental style breakfasts

> 3 lunches

> 7 evening meals

> All workshop materials

> All transportation during tours

> Pick up at Kyle of Lochalsh on arrival day

> Drop off at Kyle of Lochalsh on departure day

> Admissions to sites during tours

> Surprise gift bag

> Personalised service and detailed pre-travel information by email

> Support of 2 tour leaders throughout

> Financial protection insurance

COVID-19 information

Safe Travels

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From £2980 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — April

Contact details

Wild at Art Ltd

Argyle & Bute
PA23 7SB

Tour information


  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Portree


8 Days


  • Driver guide
  • Minibus
  • Walking


  • Bespoke
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Art
  • History
  • Landscapes

Tour prices

From £2980 Per Adult

Book now

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Wild at Art Ltd

Tour company information

Wild at Art Ltd

Are you an artist looking to develop your skills, with the stunning Scottish scenery, colours and light as inspiration? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to draw, paint, take fine art photographs, make your own silver jewellery – why not do it while on holidays in Scotland? Experience Scotland differently with Wild at Art, with guidance from some of the best Scottish artists: Art vacations / Kreativurlaub / painting / drawing / stonecarving / jewellery / silversmithing / singing / printmaking / creative writing / knitting / pottery / photography / weaving

Opening times

All year round

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