Loom Dancer Weaving Odysseys
Specialists in Active and Special Interest Travel
We believe that travel is a
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honor diversity and respect
experiences that stretch the spirit as well as our artistic
and foster a reverence for the infinite
adaptable creativity of all cultures.
"Many thanks to Cari and Jan for leading us through a great adventure that most visitors
never have a chance to see or appreciate." ~ Betsy K.
"A wonderful superlative trip! ~ Kathryn S.
"Loved this trip so much! Many special moments! ~ Shirl the Purl
"As always, it was a fabulous tour. Thank you Cari and Jan for taking such good care of us. I really enjoyed
reconnecting with people from previous tours and meeting new. Such fun! ~Kathy G.
"We were so lucky to gather such a lovely bunch of ladies whom I was so graced to travel with and enjoy the beauties of
the Land of Fire and Ice. I will hold you dear to my heart until we encounter again... Thank you to our leaders and guides. You kept us grounded in a joyful and productive, peaceful and adventurous
perspective. Bravo! ~ Hazel L.
"What can I say that would put into words how absolutely mind blowing amazing our trip was to Bella
Italia! The trip was again a life changing experience that somehow you know how to do to perfection." ~
"My sister and I had such an amazing time, it feels like a dream already! I miss laughing so much everyday and Bella
Italia!!! People just can't get over all the unique and wonderful things we did. I had friends tell me that they had to stop reading my blog because if was making them too jealous. Unintentional!
Just keeping it real! Anyway, I feel so lucky to have been on this adventure. ~Maia R.
"Thank you so much... I had the best time ever. Would not have wanted to see Italy any other way. I seriously learned so
much about the country, the history and culture while on this trip with you. I've been to Italy before, but no more than your basic tourist. Nothing educational at all! The trip was
fabulous! ~Karen L.
"We had a marvelous time and congraulate you on providing such a rich variety of experiences, from truffles to
silks, and everything in between. ~Martha D.
"Magical is not a BIG enough word for the trip! ~Nancy S.
"Thank you for a wonderfully enchanting trip! Once again it was a trip of a lifetime! Faeries and Kelpies, History and Legends, Weavings and Castles, Bagpipes and Tunes, Travels over land
sea— who could ask for anything more?!?" ~Julie F.
"Thank you for a fabulous trip. We will never forget this one. The cultural immersion has changed us both in many ways. I don't know how you could ever
assemble a better group of people again. I have made some new life long friends. ~Stacia T.
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the trip to Victoria and Salt Spring Island. I appreciated all the work and the learning, loved the locations and
was amazed with my fellow travelers. It was a great time! ~Kris T.
I thouroughly enjoyed my travels with you again - than you SO much for another wonderful trip! ~Jane K.
must say, it was hard coming home. The trip was over the top amazing.
Thank you for making this trip so
fantastic." ~Kathy S.
"I just can't get enough of your trips! I am so
appreciative of your talents at finding just the right persons to work with that make these trips so special!" ~Julie F.
you again for putting together another wonderful trip. I don’t know how you do it but they just keep getting better. Everyday was fabulous and the truffle hunt was the perfect crowning
touch." ~Kathy G.
"Thank you for an incredible journey. I so enjoy how you engage everyone and make each person feel
so significant. You really know how to make each trip so very special!!!" ~ Julie F.
"I have throroughly enjoyed your trips! You really do a wonderful job in setting up fascinating fiber and
other experiences in out-of-the-way places to really extend our skills and interests." ~ Jane K.
Thanks so much for leading us on a great adventure. I had a wonderful time. I'm looking
forward to my next adventure." ~ Barbara L.
"Thank you so much for yet another amazing Loom Dancer Odyssey. I loved, loved, LOVED Wales and it will
remain in my heart for a very long time. What a good, fun, adventurous bunch to spend a couple of weeks with! It was such a fun trip and won't ever be forgotten!"
~ Dorothy R.
"Thank you for the absolutely splendid trip through Wales. It was such an enjoyable journey and the
people traveling on it made it even more so.
~ Kathryn S.
"It was another amazing trip! So well organized! Everything was so well laid out! The places we stayed,
each day's events, the people we met -- nothing could have been better! I will treasure this forever with a lifetime of memories." ~Julie F.
Honoring Spider Woman at Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly
"I want to thank you both again for the exceptional trip you organized. I was super impressed with all of
the remarkable resource people you included in the program. I loved being in the Canyon most of all. I will never forget this experience. ~ Barbara W.
"Thank you for another wonderful experience. I loved every minute and learned so much. I
know you work really hard to make these trips amazing and it was!! Can't wait to travel again with you!" ~Janet K.
"How much fun is this?? On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a
~ Lucy B.
Magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano View from Hacienda San Agustin de Callo
"The trip was so much fun. I loved where we stayed and that we stayed in one place for a
few days. I like the way you travel. A great trip!"
~ Jean K.
Weaving with Ecuadorian Master Miguel Andrango and Family
Taking care of our new furry friends
"Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip. The pace was perfect, the places we visited were comfortable and perfectly located and the food was exquisite.
The guides were pleasant and informative. Cari's enthusiasm and warmth added to the overall experiece and made it a real pleasure. ~ Kris T.
"Can I tell you again what a great trip that this was?! The itinerary and people all made for a wonderful time, and Cari has the perfect personality for
leading trips. It's easy to see why the trips sell out so fast!!" ~Louise J.
"What an amazing trip! Every single part was perfect! From the beginning in Durango to Canyon de Chelly, it was not only a fantastic weaving experience, but to
be part of the culture and the Navajo lives and tradition made us all have tears in our eyes many times. ~ Peggy O.
"Thank you for the most incredible journey I have ever experienced."
~ Tari F.
"As always with Loom Dancer trips, we experienced fantastic organization, an outstanding destination, wonderful people on the trip, great accommodations and
'can't be beat' leadership! Your are the BEST!"
~ Sheelagh W.
"It was great to travel with you again. All I can say is that the trip was wonderful. Everything was well and thoughtfully planned
I can't think of a thing I would improve." ~ Lucinda S.
"Thank you for an amazingly beautiful and peaceful trip." ~Tari F.
"I totally loved Oaxaca and everything about it, espcially the people."
~ Dorothy R.
"I have to give a presentation to my guild and I keep thinking there are not enough superlatives to describe the trip! ~ Mary M.
"I have to tell you that I am not usually one who goes on tours. That being said, I would follow Loom Dancer anywhere! Cari has a gentle spirit and a kind
heart and I really had such a spectacular time. The group came together in such a loving and fun manner and everyone enjoyed being together."
Spinning in Oaxaca
"I am still dreaming of everything. I don't know how you keep finding the oases in the world, but
than"The workshop was more than I ever dreamed. What I didn't expect was how touched I am with the philosophy of SAORI. I find myself thinking about it at unexpected
times and it allows me to appreciate things as they are. I am richer for having attended the workshop.
Met so many lovely people. Thank you for a wonderful time. ~ Janet K.u for
taking me on yet another life changing adventure. It has set me off onto new directions and journeys. " ~Karen E.
I learned so much from Terri and all the other weavers. And the schedule was just right. Plenty to do but sooo relaxing
and plenty of time to refuel. Thanks again, Cari, for all you did to make this trip so great! ~ Becky D.
I'm still high from the trip! Loved every minute of it! ~ Nancy B.
"Peru was amazing! The trips I take with you just keep on getting better and better." ~ Kathy G.
"Loved every minute! The thoughtful itinerary, careful selection of hotels, wonderful weaving experiences and cheerful, positive
atmosphere made this a fantastic trip!
~ Martha D.
Loom Dancers at Machu Picchu May 2014
"Thanks for all your hard work in organizing this trip and managing all of us as individuals. You made it look effortless. ~ Angela F.
"It was a wonderful trip. Every day was an inspirational learning experience with nice people." ~ Suzanne M.
"I have quite a bit of travel experience yet this trip will be one of a few which will always be extra special and meaningful. Visiting weavers in their homes was to get beyond the
surface of their lives." ~Zsuzsa B.
"I want to tell you how very much I enjoyed the Oaxaca trip. It has been a dream of mine to weave in Oaxaca for about 20 years, and Loomdancer made that dream a possibility. Even
though I usually organize my own independent trips, I'm pretty sure I would not have been able to plan and organize something like this for myself."
~ Dawn L.
I can't thank you enough for the fabulous trip you planned in experiencing Navajo weaving and culture in the Four Corners area of the US.
It was one of the most wonderful trips I have ever experienced and loved how it balanced hands-on experiences, as well as intellectual stimulation. ~ Margie F.
"THANK YOU for a wonderful weaving odyssey in Canyon de Chelly! I learned so much about the Navajo culture and weaving history of that region, as well as the actual weaving
technique. Cari's endless energy, positive attitude and problem solving ability made it a joy to be a part of the group." ~ Peggy L.
"It was a wonderful trip! Thanks for all you did to make it that way. Such a great group! Ragga, our knitting instructor, was wonderful and so, of course, was
Iceland. I would be interested in another knitting adventure!" ~ Kim. P
"I am suffering PLETS--post letdown euphoric trip syndrome.
This was a trip of a lifetime- loved every minute.
Thanks for this experience. Loved our group." ~ Carol R.
Weaving with Margaret Cunningham at Glencolmcille Folk Village, Ireland October 2014
"Ireland was awesome!
Thank you so much for everything you did to make it wonderful!"
"As always, had a magnificent time and can't wait for the next one!!! "
~ Jon K.
Ravenstail Medicine Bags in British Columbia August 2013
"The program was delightful and the medicine bag a work of wonder. Thanks so much for your skillful coordination and upbeat
It was a delightful excursion."
"Thanks so much for leading us on a great adventure. I had a wonderful time. I'm looking
forward to my next adventure. ~ Barbara L.