Textile tours 2017

Textiles of Peru with Valerie Kirk

15 days | 01 July – 15 July, 2017

Peruvian feather textilesJoin Valerie Kirk on an extraordinary journey to discover the textiles of Peru. Recognised as a unique and spectacular region for ancient ruins, beautiful mountains, former civilisations and hospitable people, Peru is also justifiably known for its textiles.  Today, mountain villagers, and towns people, weave, embroider, dye and stitch as they have for centuries.  Starting at Lima we travel to the ‘white city’ of Arequipa, to Puno and Lake Titicaca, then Cusco and the Sacred Valley before exploring the majestic ancient architecture of Machu Picchu.  See more details.

Textiles of Laos with Valerie Kirk

16 days | 16 – 31 January, 2018

valerie3Indochinas 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 Mail 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.

Textiles of Japan with Kaz Madigan

14 days | 25 October – 07 November, 2017

kaz4Join Kaz ‘curiousweaver’ Madigan 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.

There is an option of continuing to Tokyo for shopping and meeting contemporary textile creators. See more details.