Fiber Craft Cruises on the Horizon

Blogged under Shows by Tammy on Monday 16 August 2010 at 1:16 pm

One of the thoughts I had when I was on a Bahamas cruise earlier this summer (other than what the heck was I thinking!) was that I should have brought some crafting supplies with me. Even if I had just one skein of yarn and a crochet hook, I think that would have helped me keep my sanity a little. It was usually too loud most place to get much reading done, but if I had brought a little crochet work with me, I could have put my ipod on and chilled for awhile. This is one reason, even though I don’t see myself becoming a cruise convert any time soon, that I can understand how crafting and cruising might be a good combination. Alas, there is nothing close to where I live like this, but for those who are on the west coast of the US, there are a number of interesting sounding cruises coming up. They are run by a company called Craft Cruises and include a few to Hawaii and also to New Zealand.

14-Day ~ New Zealand & Australia Crocheting Cruise October 2010

14-Day ~ Hawaii Crocheting & Fiber Cruise (March 2011)

14-Day ~ New Zealand & Australia Knitting Cruise October 2010

14-Day ~ Hawaii Knitting & Fiber Cruise (March 2011)

Of course, none of these are as cheap as the little 3 day cruise I went on, and you have to add additional costs for classes and supplies, but if you have the money and time, this seems like a fun vacation. I also really like that they have separated the crochet and knitting into different cruises. So often I see these two put together for events, and though it depends on the event, I think it doesn’t usually work. Sure, some people do both, but more so you have hard-core crocheters and hard-core knitters, and other than yarn, they are worlds apart when it comes to crafting techniques.


  1. Comment by Stephanie Dixon — August 22, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    Hi there! There’s also the CREATE YOUR STYLE cruise with Swarovski!! I’ll be teaching on that one in April 2011. There’s also the Crystal Chix cruise with Lisa Pavelka and Laura Timmons. And I heard that Marcia De Coster taught on a cruise.

  2. Comment by Tammy — August 22, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

    Feel free to email me the details (and link of course) of your cruise so I can blog about it.

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