18-Day ~ Transatlantic Knitting Cruise (August 2014)
Holland America Line
August 27, 2014
September 14, 2014
Transatlantic Knitting Cruise (August 2014) ~ Knitting Cruises Description
18-Day Transatlantic Knitting Cruise w/ Mary Jane Mucklestone
This popular Transatlantic cruise is onboard Holland America's beautiful ms Eurodam sailing from Copenhagen to New York for 18 wonderful days beginning on August 27, 2014. Enjoy learning new knitting skills, the company of other knitters, being inspired by local designers and detailed yarn shopping all along the way. This is the perfect cruise for knitters and cruising enthusiasts alike. The North Atlantic is known for its rugged beauty and cool summertime temperatures. Take this voyage and you'll keep cool while stimulating your creativity in the company of other knitters.
Join Mary Jane Mucklestone on this knitting cruise visiting some of the hottest destinations for knitters including Norway, Shetland, Faroe, Iceland and Canada. Mary Jane is an expert knitter, designer and teacher who is very passionate about travel, the shared travel experience and connecting with the locals along the way to learn about their techniques and patterns. Mary Jane Mucklestone is most known for her books "Fair Isle Style", "200 Fair Isle Motifs, "150 Scandinavian Motifs: A Knitter's Dicitionary" and has traveled extensively in this region.
2014 Transatlantic Knitting Cruise Highlights
- Be inspired by Danish designers in Copenhagen at a trunk show at Sommerfuglen, Denmark's largest yarn shop.
- Shop for Norwegian yarn and Dale of Norway Sweaters while enjoying the sights in Bergen.
- Visit the Shetland Wool Brokers, Jamieson and Smith to shop for yarn and learn about the 700 knitters, farmers and designers who transform Shetland's wool into high quality yarn, knitwear and blankets.
- Visit the Shetland Museum for a private textile tour and demonstrations of traditional spinning and knitting my the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers, Knitters and Dyers.
- Learn about the wool industry in the Faroe Islands while shopping at Navia in Torshavn.
- Enjoy a Wild & Wooly Tour of Iceland combined with trunk shows and demonstrations by some of Iceland's top designers.
- Visit Alafoss, the company that founded Iceland's wool industry in 1986 producing fiber, yarn and garments for distribution around the world.
- Search for handspun Qiviut in Greenland.
- Shop for Handmaiden and Fleece Artist yarn in their hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- Visit Tradewind Knits, home of Lucy Neatby.