World Needlework Convention | Hawaii 2021

29th November 2019

It’s no secret that at Inspirations Studios we’re all about publishing the world’s most beautiful needlework. It’s also no secret that at Needlework Tours, run by Simon and Maureen Laughlin, they’re all about taking people who love needlework to some of the most beautiful locations in the world to stitch.

Imagine what would happen if both companies partnered to take some of the world’s most beautiful needlework to some of the world’s most beautiful places in the world, and you could join them?!

In 2021 that’s exactly what’s happening, and it’s called the World Needlework Convention.

We’d love you to be part of history as together we meet in Hawaii for the inaugural World Needlework Convention 25th April to 3rd May 2021.

What can you expect?

Hosted over 9 wonderful days and based out of the fabulous 5-star Prince Hotel in beautiful downtown Waikiki, this will be a truly special event. Needlework Tours are bringing together some of the best tutors from around the world to teach exquisite projects in this exquisite location.

Prince Waikiki Hotel 

By day we stitch and learn, by night we are treated to presentations by needlework super stars like Michele Carragher, head embroiderer from Game of Thrones, Margaret Lee, ambassador for traditional Chinese & Japanese Embroidery and Fiona Wemyss, authority on historic Scottish & English embroidery.

Game of Thrones costumes by Michele Carragher

Then there’s the touring… take in the stunning local sights including Pearl Harbor, the Jurassic Park movie set, Ala Moana – one of the world’s largest shopping centres – and participate in a traditional Hawaiian luau. 

Not to mention all the sumptuous food, world class hospitality, luxury accommodation… the list goes on! 

Jurassic Park Movie Set Tour

Who should attend?

If you love the best of the best in both needlework and travel experiences, the World Needlework Convention was made just for you! For our American friends this is your chance to enjoy some famous Aussie needlework passion and infamous Aussie hospitality first-hand on your own home soil, and for everyone else this is the perfect opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Needlework Tours are even offering an optional ‘Convention Extension’ cruise after the convention sailing on the Celebrity Solstice leaving directly from Honolulu onto beautiful Vancouver, BC Canada.

Whether you are travelling by yourself, in a group, with your significant other, or even as a family, there is something for everyone.

At the heart of the event, the World Needlework Convention is all about taking your love of needle and thread to a whole new level. We’re super excited about it and can’t wait to see you in Hawaii in 2021. For more information and to register, visit

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