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Celebrating 20 Years In Fiber: Blue Sky Fibers in Peru

Blue Sky Fibers

Experience fiber in its homeland. Travel with Linda Niemeyer and Rachel Lucia Buckvold of Blue Sky Fibers to the amazing Peruvian countryside to see fiber come to life.

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Textile Art Workshop in Santorini

Artist Linda Matthews - Host Arts + Cultural Travel

“As we travel, we’ll pay attention to the things that happen along our journey; the small moments, the beautiful moments, that touch our hearts. Then we’ll collect those memories and incorporate them into beautiful textile art “fragments” -Linda Matthews

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Creative Retreats in Italy

Workshops & Retreats for Creative People

Creative Retreats in Italy

Workshops and retreats conducted in English and tutored by professional artists and authors. All events are hosted in Venice, Italy for small groups of approximately 10 to 15 people.

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The Quilted Monoprint

Peters Valley School of Craft

Inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend, this workshop explores monoprinting through the processes of woodcut, dry point, collagraphs, direct trace drawing and printing techniques on a variety of surfaces.

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Considering Twill

Peters Valley School of Craft

Students will be encouraged to experiment with twills and weave a wonderful scarf to warm up the fall!

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The Basics of Bobbin Lace

Peters Valley School of Craft

Originating in the 15th century, bobbin lace is a process of making decorative netting through an organization of individually controlled threads.

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Drawing with Thread

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore basic embroidery techniques and how to apply them to “drawings” using direct drawing, transfer and projection. This will be both a technical skills class and an idea development class.

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Explorations in Felt & Lighting

Peters Valley School of Craft

This felting workshop lead by Icelandic artist Anna Gunnarsdottir will explore both sculpture possibilities and lighting.

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Wendy Weiss

Warp Ikat: Pattern & Natural Dye

Peters Valley School of Craft

Create repeating patterns using warp resist dyeing with natural dye on cotton yarn. Learn how to prepare and dye a warp in one or more colors and weave it with surprising weave structures.

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Suzanne Punch

Color Studies on Silk: Moths & Butterflies

Peters Valley School of Craft

Moth and butterfly wings, beautiful and balanced, give us free rein to explore color in challenging ways. Templates give a quick start for good composition.

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Machine Knitting

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basic techniques of machine knitting including the essentials of choosing yarn, calculating gauge and tension, and shaping.

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Marbling for Book Makers

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the fundamentals of marbling on both paper and fabric, including how to select materials and prepare a marbling vat.

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Elizabeth Morisette

Tapestry Loom Workshop: Make and Weave

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to build your very own wooden frame loom and weave on it using recycled and repurposed materials.

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Linda Brooks Hirschman

Felt Basics

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of felting, including why and how wool felts with only fleece, soap and water. Experiment with mixing colors of fleece and making various thicknesses of material.

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Wedge Weave: Technique & Design

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants should expect to gain a full understanding of the wedge weave technique and a beginning understanding of the design potential of the technique.

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Imagery &Color in Jacquard Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

The TC2 is a handloom that digitally controls every thread in the warp independently. This expands the range of options for explorations in imagery, color, texture and dimension in the woven matrix- while reducing the learning curve because multiple ideas can be tested simultaneously and rapidly.

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Michael Radyk

Rug Weaving: Color & Textiles

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to set up the loom and experiment with a variety of rug making techniques using plain weave, pattern, twill and pile weaves. Focus on sample weaving using an array of techniques that will allow you to investigate color and material explorations on the loom.

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Lian Sawires

Modern Shibori: Hand-Dyeing Intensive

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn by combining eight Shibori resist methods (winding, knotting, stitching and folding) to create texture and patterns, while exploring four unique types of dyeing.

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Mixed Media Fiber Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will explore spool knitting, standing rug technique (quillies), and the penny rug technique in combination with needle felting.

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Getting Past Knit and Purl

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn the next steps in knitting: multiple cast-ons and bind-offs; increasing left, right, and centered; lace stitches; and basic cables.

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Introduction to Natural Dyes

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric.

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Wool + Paper Felting Journey: Peru Artist Eva Camacho + Anai Gilmore

Arts + Cultural Travel

Our Muses: Spanish Artist Eva Camacho + Polish Artist Ania Gilmore.
Release your creativity & immerse yourself in a 12-day journey through Peru, with a 5 day studio workshop in the heart of the Sacred Valley learning the art of wool + paper felting.

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Mixed Media/Stitch Art : Nafpolio, Greece

Artist: Natalya Aikens

Our Muse:
Natalya travels to Greece to share with us her exceptional passion and talent for stitched art. Her art has been accepted into the Quilt National 2017, featured in Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016 at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, CA; Quilt National 2013

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Creative Color Knitting: Antigua Guatemala

Arts & Cultural Travel

Join us in the land of color for an amazing journey into color knitting with fiber artist and creative knitting guru, Brecia Kralovic-Logan.

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Boats + Objects 3 D Sculpture Workshop Shannon Weber

Art + Cultural Travel

Shannon will share her unique weaving talents using cold connections, stitching, and hand gathered flotsam and jetsam, complete with their own waterborne mythologies from the local coastal shores. She’ll lead you on a sandy barefoot adventure of collecting then creating one-of-a-kind sculptural Boats and Objects.

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Sue Spargo Design

Travel Journal: Italian Flora and Fauna Inspired

Adventures In Italy

Sue Spargo returns for the sixth time to lead an Orvieto inspired class using her incredible techniques with wool fabric and embroidery to create a once in a lifetime bag using Italian leather for handles and bottom.

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Textured Treasures of Italy

Adventures In Italy

Lisa Walton returns to use Orvieto’s many varied textures as inspiration for creating fabric and paper art pieces you will treasure forever!

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Sights and Sounds of Orvieto, Italy in Color and Texture

Adventures In Italy

Renee Nanneman and Lynn Schmitt lead you in using cotton, silk, batique, Dupioni silk, raw silk and home decor fabrics in creating your very own artful piece reflecting the colors and sights of medieval Orvieto and its countryside.

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Fractured Angels of Italy – Create fresco-like paintings on wood and fabric inspired by the angels of Italy

Adventures in Italy

Create fresco-like paintings on wood and fabric inspired by the angels of Italy.

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Connect, Create & Rejuvenate in Paradise – India Flint: Maui

Arts & Cultural Travel

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‘being (t)here’ is an intensive site-specific master class with India Flint that looks at the poetics of place through immersion in the local landscape.

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