17 days | 16 June – 02 July, 2019
Join Christine Pearson and discover the textile villages of “unknown” both Sumba and Flores and their strong cultural practices, world class ikat and cotton weaving and indigenous imagery on back strap looms.
Sumba and Flores are two small islands, hidden away between Bali and Timor, and revered by a few for its exquisite natural fibre and dyed blankets, amongst other delightful textiles and cultural attractions. See more details.
16 Days |29 October – 13 November, 2019
Join Nancy Hoskins and Christine Pearson on our third tour to Egypt.
A journey focussing on millennia of textile expertise experienced in Edwardian style. Utilising attractive accommodation, dahabiya boats developed by the British to cruise the Nile in Style, and wonderful meals, guests not only experience the diversity of excellent textiles and crafts, but do so in a way reminiscent of past times. More details
14 days | 30 October – 13 November, 2019.
Join our fourth program to Japan with Kaz Madigan – curiousweaver and explore the diversity of textiles and ancient crafts and arts found in Japan. Beginning in Osaka our first workshop is Saori weaving before continuing to Nagoya to experience the regions unique textiles whilst staying in traditional villages. A comprehensive program in Kyoto with visits to studio weavers and dyers, temples and shrines. Returning to rural Japan we travel back to Osaka. See more details.
16 days | 16 – 31 January, 2020
Indochina’s Best Textiles! Join Valerie Kirk and discover the beauty of Lao, along with their unique handloom practised by the diversity of ethnic groups. Additionally, the famous temples and history, the wonderful food and diversity of crafts have enthralled our past guests for over 20 years. This program travels from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, to Luang Prabang in Laos. Cotton, silk, natural dyes, weavers, embroidery are all all featured on this fully escorted program. See more details