A Zapotec Weaving Sojourn in Oaxaca

Zapotec Weaving, Ancient Ruins, Mezcal, Chocolate, Mole & More…

Join us for the weaving journey of a lifetime into the cultural richness of Oaxaca, Mexico.  This unique adventure includes meandering along the Textile and Crafts Routes of the Valley of Oaxaca, exploring its many archeological treasures, a visit to the Textile Museum in Oaxaca City and the opportunity to actually weave and learn the art of natural dyeing for five days with Felipe Hernandez, a master Zapotec weaver.  

 

WE SOLD OUT SO QUICKLY THAT WE'VE ANNOUNCED A NEW DEPARTURE!

JANUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 5, 2015

SOLD OUT!  Waitlist Only


Trip Dates: January 15 - 25, 2015

11 Days

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Limited to 8 Weavers

SOLD OUT!  Waitlist Only


Perfect Itinerary for Non-Weavers, too with additional activities!

Successful Sold Out Trips:

May 2010, October 2012 & January 2014

Click below for a downloadable detailed brochure!

Weaving Zapotec Dreams.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.2 MB]

Independent Departures!

Can't swing our scheduled departure date?

No worries, now you don't need to wait for a group deparure!

 

The same great itinerary is available for a minimum of two travelers.

Join together with some of your fiber friends and immerse yourselves in the splendors of Oaxaca with local guides.  We'll make all the arrangements; you just enjoy!  Depart any Thursday, December - October!

 

Call our office for details.

Ireland, A Wooly Weaving and Knitting Odyssey

The Road Less Traveled along Ireland's Wild West Coast

Explore with us the rugged beauty of Ireland meandering our way along the West Coast from top to bottom.  Trip highlights include a 2 Day Weaving Workshop with Taipeis Gael weavers and knitters.  We'll also enjoy two knitting workshops with renowned Irish Knitting Designers, Edel Macbride Anne O'Maille as well as a trunk show and book signing with Carol Feller, designer and author.  All of this while immersed in a magical land of timeless beauty.

 

SOLD OUT  Waitlist Only

October 7-24, 2014

Click below for a detailed brochure

Ireland A Wooly Adventure.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]

SAORI, Weaving Without Boundaries

The Zen of Weaving on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia

Come and immerse yourself in the color and creativity of the SAORI way of weaving.  "There are no rules, no mistakes, only the joy of creating with fiber."  Well known throughout Canada as an artist sanctuary and the Jewel of the Canadian West Coast, Salt Spring Island, the largest of British Coumbia's Gulf Islands.  Referred to by the locals as the "Sheep Tour," one can visit over 30 home studios of weavers, potters, sculptors, painters and photographers.  Postcard perfect, much of the island is an unspoiled paradise.  During our 3 day SAORI Weaving Workshop with Terri Bibby, we will set up our looms outside each day where the natural beauty will be our muse.  The trip includes a full day exploration of this Island of Artists along with a visit to a spinning mill as well as the Saturday Island Market featuring internationally aclaimed artists.

 

July 23 -29, 2014

1 Spot Just Opened Up

due to a cancellation!

Click below for a detailed itinerary!

SAORI Weaving 2014 Brochure .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.4 MB]

Navajo Weaving in Canyon de Chelly

Anasazi Ruins, Legendary Trading Posts & Historic Textiles

Click below for a downloadable detailed brochure!

Imagine sitting at your loom, at the base of the ruins in Canyon de Chelly, inspired by the view that has influenced countless Navajo weavers from the beginning of time. We have been granted the rare privilege to weave in this ancient landscape, infused with collective memories, taught by two highly regarded 5th generation Navajo master weavers. 

 

Beginning and ending our journey in Durango, Colorado, we also have the exclusive privilege of a private opening of the vault containing more than 800 years of Southwest weavings of The Durango Collection!  Add on two private receptions with renowned Southwest historians and exclusive visits to the most important trading posts in the Southwest, and you have the odyssey of a lifetime! 

 

Be our guest in one of the most sacred places on earth for a textile adventure like no other.  Also available for non-weaving horseback riding companions - they explore the canyon on horseback while you weave.

We had a successful sold out trip April 2013 & 2014

 

 

It was so great, we have to do it a third time!

NEW DEPARTURE JUST ANNOUNCED!

April 15 - 24, 2015

5 Spots Left!



Learn More About The Durango Collection... 

Click below for a detailed itinerary

Navajo Weaving Tour 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.5 MB]

The Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands

A Weaving & Cultural Odyssey: the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu

The majesty of the Andes, awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an ancient culture... these are just a few of the treasures that make Peru a wonderland for the traveler. 

 

Teaming up with local legend Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez (author of Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands) and creator of the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, we will immerse ourselves in the ancient textile traditions of the Peruvian Highlands visiting remote weaving communities in the mountain villages surrounding Cusco including Chinchero and Chahuaytire. In the Sacred Valley, we will join the locals in hands-on backstrap weaving and natural dyeing workshops; explore indigenous markets, and visit the magnificent Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.  Join us for this unique opportunity to mingle with, and learn from, these legendary incredible textile artists. The trip will also include visits to Cusco and Lima.

 

 Optional Independent Extension to Lake Titicaca

 

May 19 - 29, 2014

SOLD OUT - Waitlist Only

Click below for a downloadable detailed brochure!

Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands Revise[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [4.9 MB]

Exploring the Highlands of Scotland:

Isles, Castles, Glens, Weaving, Knitting, Whiskey, Sheepdogs and More!

Legendary castles, dramatic sweeping landscapes, mystical isles, deep misty lochs and rich textiles galore!  This is only a part of what makes Scotland seem like a dream - a true Brigadoon.  We will meander through the Highlands and islands of Scotland immersed in a variety of textile workshops that are sure to thrill any textile enthusiast.

  

Trip Dates:  October 8 - 24, 2013

16 Days

SOLD OUT! Waitlist Only

 

Perfect for non-weavers!  Companions can enjoy the legendary golf courses, horseback riding, hiking, and more!

Click below for a downloadable detailed brochure!

Exploring the Highlands of Scotland.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

Due to Popular Demand, New Departure in 2015!

Call our office for details

Legendary Weavings of the Pacific North Coast

Rediscover the Lost Art of Ravenstail Weaving

With the gracious seaside town of Victoria as our backdrop, we will spend three days learning the ancient art of Ravenstail weaving. This style was indigenous along the northwest coasts of Alaska and Canada until the late 1700's when it virtually disappeared for almost 200 years. It was revived by Cheryl Samuel in the 1980's with the publishing of her book, "The Raven's Tail."

 

We will each complete a small project during the workshop - perfect for beginning and experienced weavers alike! We are so fortunate to have Cheryl Samuel as our instructor. Cheryl has mastered the lost technique of Ravenstail weaving, taught extensively, recreating and expanding the language of weaving, traveled internationally to study and document all historical robes and written two books on the techniques and history of Northwest Coast weaving.

 

In addition to learning this ancient art, we will have time to explore the many wonders of Victoria and its surroundings.  While enjoying some of Canada's most exhilarating scenery, Victoria also boasts many museums, waterfront paths, fragrant flower gardens, gourmet restaurants and immaculately restored stately 19th-century architecture.

Read more about Cheryl Samuel and Ravenstail Weaving...      

 

Trip Dates:  August 15 - 20, 2013

A Quick Getaway - 6 Days

SOLD OUT

Click below for a downloadable detailed brochure!

Ravenstail Weaving in British Columbia.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

Stayed Tuned

for these Exciting Upcoming Destinations!

Ireland: A Wooly Weaving and Knitting Odyssey

Africa - Weaving With the Elephants

The Legendary Flaxen Trail in Lithuania

Weaving Scandinavian History in Norway & Iceland

The Magic of Morocco

Exploring Extraordinary Ecuador

Guatemala: Mayas, Mountains & More

and more...