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Christmas Crafts

Immerse yourself in all things Christmassy whilst making a selection of lovely decorative items to embellish your home or to give as gifts. Experience a wide variety of decorative arts, playing with winter foliage, fabulous textiles, metals, wires, beads, paints and papers, ribbons and bows and more – and of course lots of sparkle!

We will be making innovative decorative door wreaths and table centre pieces and creative Christmas crackers plus an array of other simple yet stylish decorations.
Focus on being festively environmentally friendly, and having a lot of fun recycling, reusing and repurposing whilst creating really lovely Christmas memories.

New and varied projects are added every year to keep the celebrations fresh.

To see pictures of the course please visit our gallery.

Dates 2022

All of our holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.

November 20th to 25th 2022
December 4th to 9th 2022

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

Payment, Terms & Conditions
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 3 months prior to arrival. For art, craft & activity holidays booked within 3 months of course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking. Art, craft & activity holidays are subject to availability and subject to change.

Sunday
Check in is from 4pm where you will receive a warm welcome from our team.
Once you are unpacked and settled, we invite you to enjoy some tea or coffee and home baking in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.
If you have never been on a holiday like this before, we understand how anxious you may be. That’s why, come 6pm, everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet, giving you the chance to meet both your fellow guests and your tutor before the start of the course on Monday. Your tutor will talk you through what to expect from the week, discuss what you would like to achieve during your stay, and answer any questions you may have. 
From there, dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Monday to Thursday
Throughout the week, tuition runs from 10am to 4pm with regular breaks for tea and coffee so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far.
All your meals are served in the dining room.
Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

Friday
Check out by 10am

What’s Included

  • 4 days of specialist tuition from Clare Workman
  • All materials required for the course
  • Full board catering
  • 5-nights accommodation
  • Complimentary transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

All materials will be provided by your tutor. If desired, participants are welcome to bring small gifts or chocolates to include in your crackers.

We kindly ask all participants to bring their own secateurs and gloves for the floral arrangements.

Tutor Clare Workman

Your tutor Clare Workman is a professional textile artist with training and experience in a wide range of textile arts and crafts. Her aim for every holiday is to make sure all crafters leave with a smile and unique successful projects. She strives to create happy memories of a friendly and relaxed yet creative and productive holiday.

Clare also tutors our patchwork and quilting holidays and millinery holidays. 

Reviews from previous christmas crafts guests:

  • ”Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend of Xmas crafts. Everyone and everything was great!” – Jennifer, Christmas Crafts Holiday
  • ”Could have done with another day or two! Simply brilliant” – Guest, Christmas Crafts Holiday

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