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Fiber arts holiday in Bulgaria

Bulgarian fiber arts

Bulgaria has rich fiber arts heritage. Here you can learn as a beginner or improve and diversify your skills as a passionate fiber artist. We will be glad to introduce you to the best fiber arts in Bulgaria.

Fiber art holidays

JMB Travel Bulgaria has experience organising worshops and made-to-measure fiber art holidays. We also support and promote the work of local fiber artists. We believe that by spreading their knowledge Bulgarian fiber art techniques will survive and develop. It also helps many talented artists and craftsmen and women live from their art.

We regularly include fiber arts into the cultural tours in Bulgaria and the family holidays. We make knitting, embroidery, weaving accessible to all whatever the age and level of experience.

We organised Women’s Tour of Bulgaria that brought together Dutch and Bulgarian women to practice knitting and open a dialogue. The fiber arts were part of a bigger tour of Bulgaria that was presented through the lens of owmen and their contribution to Bulgaria’s cultural heritage.

fiber arts bulgaria
A rich fiber arts heritage

As a tour operator and DMC we organise hotels, transport, visits, a specialist tour guide, activities including arts and crafts and traditional Bulgarian dancing and singing.

Fiber art workshops

We have organised workshops for all ages and level of experience. We tailor the workshop to your personal objectives. In Bulgaria there are so many fiber art techniques to discover:

  • Knitting
  • Traditional Bulgarian sock knitting
  • Pattern knitting
  • Designer knitting
  • One-needle knitting
  • Five-hook knitting
  • Lace and crochet
  • Bobbin lace
  • Needle lace, knotted lace
  • Weaving
  • Weaving with a traditional hand loom
  • Weaving with a standing loom
  • Knot weaving
  • Rug making
  • Felting
  • Needle felting
  • Traditional Bulgarian felting
  • Eastern European felting
  • Tatting
  • Embroidery
  • Toy making
  • Knitted toy making
  • Fabric toy making
  • Felted doll making
  • Patchwork
  • Natural wool dyeing
  • Spinning

Ursula’s story

Ursula is an experienced American fiber artist who visited the Central Balkan for one month. She has 50 years experience knitting and wanted to be challenged to discover new knitting techniques. She was surprised to find so many techniques that were specific to Bulgaria. She did knitting, traditional sock knitting, weaving, three types of felting, knitted toy making and crochet jewellery.