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We offer women’s textile arts retreats and tours to Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Morocco and India.

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2018 Textiles Tours

Our 2018 tour program is now complete.  We’ve had many amazing textile adventures and memorable cultural experiences; we’ve been privileged to meet incredible artists, masters, artisans and craftspeople and we’ve had the pleasure of travelling with some wonderful women who’ve journeyed from all over the world to join us for these once-in-a-lifetime trips.  Click on each tour heading below for an overview of the tour.  Posts from our tours may be viewed on Facebook and Instagram.  

Laos Textiles tour: 7 – 16 May, 2018

Vietnam Textiles Tour: 30 June – 12 July, 2018 

Japan Textiles Tour: 10 – 22 September, 2018 

2019 Textile Tours

Japan (Tokyo Quilt Show) Textiles Tour:  19-31 January, 2019 – SOLD OUT!

India Textiles Tour: 17 February – 03 March, 2019 – ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT!

Morocco Textiles Tour: 24 March – 07 April,  2019 – SOLD OUT!

Bali Textiles Tour: 27 July – 04 August 2019 (TBC) – ON SALE  NOW!

Japan Textiles – Indigo study tour: September 2019 (TBC) – Expressions of interest invited.

Japan Textiles Tour: September 2019 (TBC) – Expressions of interest invited.

Thailand & Laos Textiles Tour:  November 2019 (TBC) – Expressions of interest invited.

2020 Textile Tours

Japan Textiles Tour (including Tokyo Quilt Show) – second half of January – EOIs INVITED

India:  Dates TBC – EOIs INVITED

Morocco: Dates TBC – EOIs INVITED

Vietnam: Dates TBC – EOIs INVITED

Japan: September  – EOIs INVITED