A chance to visit another part of the world and learn about the exotic fabrics, etc....
India Textile Tour of a Lifetime
Led by Textile Expert, Judy Frater
Judy has been a curator at the Textile Museum of Washington D.C. and also received a Fulbright and Ford Foundation fellowship to study suf embroidery in India. While in India, she formed a local textile artisans trust.
Participants will join Judy Frater at her trust where they will learn embroidery, weaving, and printing. In addition, Judy will travel with participants to explore the ancient textile culture in India.
The dates for the tours are October 13 – 26, 2014 and February 24 – March 9, 2015. In Jaipur, participates will celebrate either the Diwali/Light Festival or the Holi/Color Festival. The tour starts in Mumbai and ends in Delhi. Other towns/villages visited are Bhuj, Dasada, and Ahmedabad.
There is a maximum of fourteen people per tour. If you are interested, please contact Story of Travel and we will send you a complete itinerary.
Here’s what past participants had to say about Story of Travel’s Judy Frater tour.
"The whole trip was a very memorable experience. The people in India are very gracious and warm. The guides were all very special in their attention to our desires and explaining endless questions. I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything." B.V.
“Our days with Judy have been great fun. They have been very full, informative, and relaxing. Learning workshops with the artisans have also been rewarding. The artisans were encouraging and supportive as they taught us their craft. Judy took us to spots we would have never found otherwise. We also visited the homes of artisans. Seeing the absolutely stunning work of these artisans contrasted with their homes and villages made me appreciate their craft even more. I would not have changed a thing and highly recommend the week we spent with Judy. In addition, she was very warm and open about sharing what it's like to be a westerner living in India. A big two thumbs up for Judy!”
“The whole adventure with Judy Frater was excellent. She is so dedicated, knowledgeable, amiable, really a “kindred spirit.” All of her artisans were welcoming, friendly, and informative.” J.C.