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Portugal Knitting Experience: Southern Threads

Preliminary Itinerary


Cast On!

Our adventure begins with two days of cultural immersion and creative inspiration in the vibrant city of Lisbon. We’ll kick off with a warm welcome dinner, the perfect setting to meet and connect with fellow knitting enthusiasts. Stroll through the historic streets as we visit Rosa Pomar, a renowned yarn shop brimming with exquisite Portuguese yarns. Immerse yourself in the rich tradition of Portuguese knitting with a hands-on workshop led by local experts, who will teach the unique Portuguese knitting style. For those seeking a bit more adventure, opt for a scenic TukTuk tour to uncover the historic treasures and breathtaking vistas of this captivating city.

Évora: Alentejo

Knit in the Round

During our four-day exploration of the Alentejo region, immerse yourself in vibrant local culture and creativity. Discover the bustling Estremoz Market, where local crafts and fresh produce abound, and marvel at the artistry in the Estremoz Tile Museum. In the picturesque town of Monsaraz, engage in a Woolcraft Workshop, learning how wool gets from sheep to skein from skilled local artisans, and wander through the enchanting streets and historic castle. Experience the rich flavors of Reguengos with a delightful winery visit and lunch, savoring exquisite local wines and cuisine, followed by a captivating weaving demonstration. In Évora, embark on a guided walking tour to uncover the city’s rich history and stunning architecture, and enjoy some flexible time to explore at your own pace or simply relax.

Carvoeiro: Algarve

Bind Off, but Don't Break Yarn!

We head to the southern coastal Algarve region for a relaxing stay with stunning ocean views. Visit a local fiber artist and learn about her dramatic tufting artworks. In Loulé, a regional crafting mecca, join in a fiber arts workshop and enjoy an engaging afternoon tour to learn about their creative nexus. Discover the historic Sagres Fortress, explore the vibrant town of Lagos, and admire the impressive castle in Silves. Your time in Carvoeiro, set against a backdrop of stunning ocean and clifftop views, includes flexible activities, optional excursions, and concludes with a memorable finale dinner. Depart with cherished memories and the creative spirit of Portugal, with options for further exploration or relaxation.

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