Road Trip! Bus from Cape Cod to Stitches East in Hartford, October 30, 2010

Stitches East Day Trip!

from the Cape to Hartford, Connecticut
Saturday, October 30, 2010

Come with a group of friends and enjoy an exciting day among fellow fiber lovers!

Our motor coach will depart from the Hyannis area at 7:30 AM on Saturday, October 30, 2010. We will stop near the Sagamore and Bourne bridges to pick up more passengers, then head to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford to enjoy the sights, sounds and sensations of Stitches East.

Our destination is the Stitches Market, with its constellation of fiber stars, authors and vendors offering everything from fleeces to roving to felting supplies and, of course, yarn. Free demonstrations are ongoing on the Market floor.

There are also some educational Market Sessions available on Saturday at additional cost: you can sign up at the Knitting Universe site.  We will be at the show in time for you to attend a Market Session at either 12:30 or 2:00 PM.  Our motor coach will depart for the return trip to the Cape at 5:00 PM.

Trip cost is $54,  including transportation via motor coach, and a discount ticket to the Stitches Market.  Optional Market Sessions are additional; register and pay for these sessions at the Knitting Universe site.

Click here to Register for this delightful day out!

Space is limited, so book now!  Registration will close on Friday, October 15, 2010.

  • You may pay by mailing a check for $54.00 as noted on the Registration page: make your check payable to FastNet Travel, and mail to: P.O. Box 326, West Dennis, MA  02670, Attention: Kathleen Lyons.  Please include an email address so we can send you an acknowlegment of receipt of your payment.
  • If you’re paying via PayPal or the EventBrite system, a small additional processing fee will apply.
  • Snacks and a few surprises will be provided enroute.  Lunch options are available at the Stitches show; you may wish to bring a brown bag supper for the ride home, or purchase food in Hartford for the return trip.
  • See the Registration Page for more information about the trip.

    Questions? Email us or phone Kathleen at 508-760-8289

    Let’s enjoy a relaxing  autumn ride through the New England countryside, and indulge our fiber passions… 
    See you then!

    FiberCulture London Program

    We’re excited to share the news that Textile Travel will be introducing a new concept in group touring for fiber lovers.

    Beginning in September,  2010, we will host our inaugural FiberCulture program in London, England. Participants can sample from the broad palette of textile resources in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, while taking advantage of the many theatres, museums, exhibitions and shopping opportunities available in London.

    For a period of weeks, Textile Travel will host fiber lovers in a convenient hotel or a chic, centrally-located London apartment.  Come when you can, stay as long as you like (subject to availability).  High-quality, professional travel and concierge services are augmented by our deep knowledge of the London cultural landscape, and our love of all things fibrous.

    Each morning, our experienced staff will be on hand to brief you over continental breakfast, on the many options you can choose from that day:  These could be:
    • A fiber event at a large venue
    • Knitting circle in a local yarn shop or pub
    • Visit to an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum
    • Day trip to the greenhouses at Kew Gardens
    • Walk through Hyde Park with tea at Kensington Gardens
    • Visit to Portobello Road, Petticoat Lane or other London outdoor market
    Without adhering to a rigid itinerary, alone or with friends,  you can relax among a companionable group of fellow travelers with lots in common – notably an independent streak.  In the evenings,  we will offer options for dining out and theatre forays, or you can sit and knit in front of the telly with some take-out and a bottle of Beaujolais.
    Details are forthcoming – we are in the planning stage but will have some definite dates for September/October ready soon.

    Freeform Fest 2009 – Mediterranean Cruise with Prudence Mapstone

    Our 2009 Freeform Fest for crocheters and knitters is in the works!

    Sailing from Rome on Holland America’s Noordam August 17-27, 2009, our cruise will visit such ports such as Corfu, Dubrovnik, Ephesus, Santorini, and Messina Sicily, and features Freeform Goddess Prudence Mapstone with her big knitting bag full of beautiful examples of Freeform fiber art!

    We have inside, outside, verandah and suite cabins blocked for our 10-day cruise-and-learn adventure. There will be a series of workshops targeted to both our ‘veteran’ cruisers, and those who’ve never studied with Prudence before.

    More details will be available here later this week, but if you’re anxious to book your cabin right away,
    email us or give us a call at 1-800-696-8935. Our third annual Freeform Fest promises to be the best yet!

    UK Fiber Shows

    Friendly Lake District residents

    Friendly Lake District residents

    Textile Travel is a big supporter of small, sustainable fiber producers and farms. We love events that celebrate and spread the word about hard-working fiber animals and the people who shepherd them, worldwide.

    Fiber Farmer Mary Bell of Crookabeck Farm, Patterdale, England

    Fiber Farmer Mary Bell of Crookabeck Farm, Patterdale, England

    Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to attend numerous fiber festivals, conferences and outdoor shows. Among our favorites are the Woolfest in England’s Lake District, held each June, and Wonderwool, an April event in beautiful Wales.

    Read more about travel opportunities to festivals and fairs in 2009.
    If you are a guild member or LYS owner, we can arrange all travel details for your group at competitive prices – Email us for more information!

    New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival – Day Trip

    We love the southern New Hampshire fiber scene – from rare sheep breeds, to cute angora goats, fluffy rabbits and skillful sheepdogs, there’s never a dull moment at the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds. Always held on Mother’s Day Weekend, this year’s festival will be Saturday & Sunday, 10 and 11 May, 2008.

    Textile Travel will be making the 1.5 hour trek north from the Boston Metro area early on the morning of Saturday, May 10th. Our mini-bus day trip will whisk fiber lovers to the Hopkinton, N.H. State Fairgrounds, where you can participate in educational programs, watch sheepdog trials and animal judging, enjoy the many excellent festival food choices, and add to your stash of yarn that’s locally-grown, spun and dyed. Enroute home we will stop in Manchester for dinner at the Puritan Backroom, and be back within Rte. 128 by around 8:00 PM.

    Relax, enjoy a spring day outdoors, save on gas – join us for this fun and festive event – the essence of New England!

    Tickets are $72 per person, which includes roundtrip transportation from one of 3 Boston Metro area hubs, coffee break and dinner (main course, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert).

    Read more about the Day Trip to the N.H. Sheep & Wool Festival here.

    Reserve your place and pay via PayPal or by check here.