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November 2018

Textile Odyssey to Bhutan and Nepal

November 13-December 8 Bhutan and Nepal, Bhutan

Textile Odyssey Tour to Bhutan - Nov. 13 - Nov. 28, 2018 Optional Extension tour to Nepal: Kathmandu Valley – Nov. 28 – Dec. 3* Optional Exploratory tour to Pokhara/Ghandruk – Dec. 3- Dec. 5 * Following last year’s resoundingly successful tour, Textile Odyssey returns to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, known for its government’s guiding principle of “Gross National Happiness.” One of the most isolated countries in the world, tourism and modern development in Bhutan is at a…

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True Colors; Developing a Personal Palette w Carol Soderlund

November 26-November 28 Stuart, FL United States

For the dyer, the many choices of dye colors available can lead to confusion and disappointment in color outcomes. This class will help you choose the pure color that will suit you in developing your own personal palette. Carol has dyed over 80 individual palettes, which she will share with you through slide presentations, discussions, and hands -on dyeing. Brilliant yellows, passionate purples, rich reds, astounding blues and soothing greens as well as necessary neutrals will be yours to mix…

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December 2018

“HOT” An Exploration in Contemporary Fiber Arts with Susan Lenz

December 3-December 5 Stuart, FL United States

This workshop by Susan Lenz is an introduction to heat-activated processes for contemporary embroidery. The sessions will include experimentation with painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, hand stitching and free motion machine embroidery, and a variety of novelty fibers. Each student will create a unique, professionally matted finished project. CLASS GOALS: 1) an introduction to heat-activated processes using painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, and experimentation with various fibers 2) an introduction to hand stitching and/or…

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April 2019

Textile Odyssey Tour to Southwest China

April 27, 2019-May 17, 2019 , China

Textile Odyssey Tour to Southwest China 2019 Yunnan (April 27 – May 9) Guizhou (May 10- May 17) For info:, Textile Odyssey takes us to Yunnan and Guizhou, two southwest provinces that are home to more than half of China’s fifty-six ethnic groups. We’ll travel to rural, out-of-the-way places where, despite the modernization of China in its urban areas, many ethnic minority groups continue to make and wear a distinctive group outfit that defines their identities as clan members.…

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May 2019

Workshops at The Jacquard Center

May 27, 2019-July 12, 2019 Hendersonville, NC United States

Workshops at the Jacquard Center: May 27- 31 June 3-7 June 26- July 4 July 8-12

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