Friday, January 24, 2014

Great tour for fiber artists...

 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. 
Contact: or phone 818 281-2387

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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Exhibit coming up for all Florida SDA members....

Hello all,
Finally we have been able to get a confirmation for July/August, 2014 in Orlando Public Library to show off our talent. Beautiful big gallery in the main library in downtown Orlando.
Will meet them tomorrow and get more details to send out. If any suggestions, please post or e-mail or go to our facebook page...
Also would love suggestion for title of the show too...
Thanks and awaiting to hear from you all.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Looking for Florida SDA members??

How about invite more artists to join our blog? If we all invite at least 2-3 friends, artitsts may be our blog will have some activity.
I would love to learn of different design ideas.  Hope to hear from all......

Friday, January 20, 2012

Can anyone tell me what it looks like? Don't know what I was trying to make but this is what I achieved.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Almost finished batik on silk......

Where are all our florida members?

Hello, all our Florida's creative members, lets play show and tell....  This is the art festival season in our state, sure everyone has created beautiful new art work.  Would love to see and learn......