THE TOUR FOR THIS YEAR IS FULL!
FIBER & FOOD LOVERS TOUR to ENGLAND & WALES
June 30 – July 13, 2016
I’m busy packing and getting ready to fly out on Thursday June 23rd. I’ll be spending a few days scouting out some of London’s riches for future tours and then it’s up to Manchester to join the group for the start of the tour.
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This adventure will take us to the gorgeous Welsh countryside, the fascinating city of Bath, the honey colored villages of the Cotswolds, and the textile rich area around Manchester including a visit to the Gawthorpe Textile Collection in Lancashire.
We will travel in the South of Wales and back to one of my favorites, The Welsh Quilt Centre. Their exhibition of Flannel Quilts and Welsh Costumes will be a treat, and one that is near and dear to curator Jen Jones’ heart.
Then we will spend a day with the incomparable Janet Bolton in a workshop called “Making Pictures with Janet Bolton” at the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, Wales. She will share her techniques and encourage you to develop your own ideas, working with fabrics and demonstrating simple sewing techniques she employs in her own compositions.
Here are just some of the Highlights of this exciting tour:
• Jen Jones Welsh Quilts: We’ll meet Jen and get a private tour of her charming shop in Llanybydder, a converted cottage that holds hundreds upon hundreds of luscious quilts and blankets. Jen is an expert on Welsh quilts, lecturer and author of several books on the subject. She is also the founder of the Welsh Quilt Centre.
• Fashion Museum in Bath: Housing an amazing collection of fashions for men & women from the late 1700s to early 1900s this museum never fails to fascinate, educate, and inspire. The collection has recently undergone a ‘refresh’ so there will be more items on view.
• Gawthorpe Textile Collection: This stunning collection reopens in Spring 2016 with new displays and new exhibits. It is one of the finest specialist textile collections I have ever seen. It has more than 30,000 pieces ranging from highly functional to fine decorative, embroidered, and ceremonial pieces. Our guide will be the curator, Rachel Terry.
• Kelmscott Manor: We will see some of the fabrics, furnishings, embroideries, art & gardens that were so inspiring to William Morris, known as the ‘Father’ of the Arts & Crafts movement. This beautiful home served as a retreat for him, his family and friends for more than 60 years.
• Cost of the Tour: $4490 + air, based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $995 but is waived if you are willing to share a room.
• Group Size: 6-7
• Tour Dates: June 30 – July 13, 2016
• Deposits: $500 with registration to reserve your space. Please note: Deposits are non-refundable so travel insurance is strongly advised. Ask me for names and contact information for the companies I have used, or ask your travel agent for a brochure.
• Final Payment: $3990 due no later than March 1, 2016 ($4985 if you are paying the single supplement and will not be sharing a room).
• All accommodation
• Breakfasts everyday
• “Welcome” drinks on the first night of the tour
• Selected Lunches, Afternoon Tea, and 2 dinners
• All travel within the UK except where noted
• Admissions to museums and events according to the published program
• All workshop fees
• Taxes and service charges for all included services
• Packet of information and maps
• Costs of planning and administration of the tour
• Flights to and from the UK
• Airport transfers
• Travel insurance (Strongly Advised!)
• Any meals not mentioned above
• Your own personal expenses
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