"Uncommon Textile Journeys That Change Lives"
Loom Dancer Weaving Odysseys
Weaving together epic journeys with hands on fiber arts workshops
Specialists in Active and Special Interest Travel
We believe that travel is a gift.
lt is the catalyst to disintegrate barriers,
honor diversity and respect differences;
experiences that stretch the spirit as well as our artistic capacity
and foster a reverence for the infinite and
adaptable creativity of all cultures.
It's so wonderful to travel again!!
Ireland October 2022
"A wonderful superlative trip! ~ Kathryn S.
Newfoundland July and August 2022
"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.
Iceland June 2022
"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." ~ Janet B.
Bella Italia April/May 2022
"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.
Weaving Zapotec Dreams January 2020
The Highlands and Islands of Scotland October 2019
"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.
Navajo Weaving in Canyon de Chelly September 2019
"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.
East Meets West in British Columbia July 2019
A fabulous cultural fusion of Coast Salish Knintting and SAORI Weaving
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.
Weaving Zapotec Dreams in Oaxaca in January 2019
"I 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.
Bella Italia October 2018
Tapestries, Truffles, Silk, Olives, Wine and Alpacas
"Thank 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.
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island July 2018
"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.
A Celtic Sojourn Closer to Home
"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.
Wild and Woolly Wales May 2018
"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.
Navajo Weaving in Canyon de Chelly April 2018
"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.
"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.
Weaving Zapotec Dreams in Oaxaca, January 2018
"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.
Move Over Barbie!
"Life Stories in Fiber" Workshop in Oaxaca
"How much fun is this?? On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 12!!
~ Lucy B.
Enchanting Ecuador in October 2017
"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.
SAORI Weaving in British Columbia, July 2017
"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.
Scandinavian Weaving in Norway, Land of Vikings, Fjords and Trolls
Iceland: Kntting, Spinning and Dyeing in a Landscape of Fire and Ice
"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.
Navajo Weaving in Canyon de Chelly April 2017
"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.
Guatemala's Woven Treasures March 2017
"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.
Weaving Zapotec Dreams in Oaxaca
"It was great to travel with you again. All I can say is that the trip was wonderful. Everything was well and thoughtfully planned and executed.
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.
Scotland Highlands and Islands: A Wooly Adventure
"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."
Come explore the spirit of global fiber arts...
Here's just a sampling of our recent trips...
SAORI Weaving in British Columbia, August 2016
"You opened so many doors for me!!!! I feel renewed inside!
Thanks so much. ~Julie F.
"Thanks for a lovely experience of weaving, local flavours and companionship." ~ Kathy L.
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.
The Enchantment of Peru, 5 Trips 2011 - 2016
"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.
"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.
Guatemala's Woven Treasures, February 2016
We just had to share the backdrop scenery for our dinner in Guatemala!
"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.
Check out the scarves we wove in Guatemala, March 2016
Weaving Zapotec Dreams in Oaxaca - 7 Trips 2010 - 2016
Natural Dyeing in Teotitlan, Oaxaca January 2016
"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.
Navajo Weaving in Canyon de Chelly: The Next Step
4 Trips 2013 - 2015
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.
Knitting in Iceland, June 2015
"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.
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.
"The program was delightful and the medicine bag a work of wonder. Thanks so much for your skillful coordination and upbeat atmosphere.
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.