Paris for Yarn Lovers – A Curious Event!

Knitting retreat and yarn shop tour in Paris, France

Two Days, Three Nights in Paris

Thursday evening, May 16 to Sunday morning, May 18, 2014

Paris for Yarn Lovers Knitting Tour Paris

Paris is known as the city for lovers and on this unique tour you will experience Paris tailored especially for YARN lovers!

We will delve into pockets of Paris of special interest to knitters and crafters for two full days. Expect to visit many yarn stores as well as a typical Parisian flea market.

The itinerary also includes a two hour ‘Introduction to Lace and Shawl Design’ workshop with your host, Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade (moi!).

We will enjoy lunches together at cafes and a special celebratory dinner together on Saturday night.

All levels of knitters are welcome and I will tailor the workshop session to the participants’ interests and knitting levels.

The Paris for Yarn Lovers tour includes:

Tour as a Day Guest option:


– Two days of touring Paris with myself and Paris-insider Barbara from ‘Stitching up Paris’ on Friday.
– A two hour knitting workshop with Helen Stewart
– Two lunches at cafes and a celebratory dinner on Saturday evening
– Transportation on the Paris Metro
– Exclusive Curious Handmade goodie bag

Cost: £295

Tour plus Accommodation option:

In addition to the above Day Guest option you will get:

– Three nights accommodation at a beautiful private apartment in Le Marais district of Paris
– Three continental breakfasts at the apartment (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
– Welcome evening on Thursday at the apartment
– Time to knit together in the evenings

Cost for accommodation (including all day guest activities):

Double room (single occupancy):  £780 per person (this total includes £295 day activities and £485 for accommodation options)

Twin room sharing (double occupancy):  £625 per person (this total includes £295 day activities and £430 for accommodation options)

Each room has its own bathroom.

If you would like to share a double room with a friend email me and I’ll advise the cost.

Please note: Transport to Paris is not included.

Paris Yarn tour apartement

Paris Yarn Tour apartment

Space is limited to 8 students.

Itinerary is subject to change due to outside factors.

Please note: There will be a significant amount of walking and travelling on the metro both dates.




drop me an email if you have any questions:

Paris Knitting tour

The legal stuff (sorry, I have to…)

Cancellation policy:

The cost is now payable in full and non-refundable so please double check your availability. 

(You may have someone else take your spot before May 12th 2014, but we must be notified of all changes. If you can’t attend I will do my best to replace you and refund the full cost but I can’t promise that will be possible.).

Release Form: by signing up to Paris for Yarn Lovers you acknowledge that you have read all the above policy information, and you agree to assume all risk of personal harm, injury or other loss relating to or resulting from your participating in all workshops and activities associated with Paris for Yarn Lovers, and to hold Curious Handmade and its representatives, harmless as to liability for any such harm, injury or loss.

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