Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Textile and craft tours

Hello friends,
I know many of you share my love of travel, silk, fabrics, craft cooking and eating! This might interest some of you .....

Yesterday, my lovely customer Narelle from www.2worldtours.com.au came to see me to collect some lanterns. We got talking, and I'm fascinated with what she does - I think she has the best job in the world! She organises and accompanies small group humanitarian and cultural tours to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, India and Africa. These tours specialise in hands-on textile and craft classes, markets, silk embroidery, weaving and cooking with local villagers.

This has caught my eye - learning how to make the silk lanterns in Hoi An, Vietnam!!










Images from www.2worldtours.com.au


The Textile Arts Festival is on this weekend 25-27 June at the Convention Centre. If you are in Brisbane and this interests you, pop in and see Narelle.

I think I'd like to spend some time in Cambodia or Laos as I haven't been there yet! Who wants to join me????

21 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

How fascinating, its great to speak with people who do such wonderful interesting things like this.

Anabel Fournier said...

Wow! I wish I could go on one of those tours. Maybe next year!

Deborah said...

That is just so cool but you talking about your travels and looking at your beautiful pictures, it makes me want to travel! It must be so beautiful to see what you see!
Have a great day!
xxoo
Deborah

DustyLu said...

That is so neat! Beautiful photos! ~lulu

Carousel Dreams said...

Wow, that sounds amazing! Those lanterns are beautiful! Thankyou so much for voting for me x

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Learning how to make silk lanterns sounds amazing! I think that would be a great experience to have.

Ines said...

Hi, Karen-
the lanterns are looking wonderful and magic...
I can imagine, that you are fascinated of those tours... If I could, I would make such a tour with you :-) I love that! Before I was married and had children, I traveled still alone through the world and it was such a wonderful experience to me. I was a shy girl- nobody thougt, that I really do that- but going into the plane, I was another girl. And I met so many wonderful people... I often dream of that time... but being a mum is wonderful, too :-)

Love and kisses- Ines

Ocean Girl said...

It is so interesting and also a blessing to travel for business and especially so when you search for that beautiful item to take home and share.

inkala images said...

Imagine the amazing experiences you'd encounter on an adventure like that...

Ingrid x

TK said...

I love the colorful lanterns!

If only I could join you! Cambodia is not so far from our country!

Yokohama said...

In fact, she has a wonderful job! :D
Very interesting!

Mami said...

How stunning lanterns! I love that long shapes!! Tours sounds wonderful!!

Lorenza said...

Sure it was pawesome to spend some time with her!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Those are beautiful~~ your lantern love has opened my eyes, I notice them more now. They really are amazing.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Those are beautiful~~ your latern love has opened my eyes, I notice them more now. They really are amazing.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I'm with Miss Caitlin S on this. Lanterns are so pretty, love love the bright colors in your first picture.
Have a happy happy Wednesday! xx

Gaia said...

Lanterns are fantastic and I'd love to join you for sure! Can yu wait for me?

{little.happy.things} said...

This is really cool~

Noche de verano said...

Hi Karen!! The lanterns you always show to us are so beautiful, learning to do them has to be a great experience!!!
Give a big hug to your two lovely assistants!!! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Holly said...

Amazing lanterns and colors. Hope you enjoyed the Textile Arts Festival...I love these types of gatherings.

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Karen,
sorry I have been SOOO busy... great to visit this morning and find some wonderful things to read about and see the new furry addition to your home.
Loved those fruits too... best wishes and hope you are keeping warm!
S