"Uncommon Textile Journeys That Change Lives"

 

 

Loom Dancer Weaving Odysseys

 

Weaving together epic journeys with hands on fiber arts workshops

Specialists in Active and Special Interest Travel

 

Since 1992

We believe that travel is a gift.

lt is the catalyst to disintegrate barriers,

honor diversity and respect differences;

experiences that stretch the spirit as well as our artistic capacity

and foster a reverence for the infinite and

adaptable creativity of all cultures.

Bella Italia     October 2018

Tapestries, Truffles, Silk, Olives, Wine and Alpacas

"Thank you again for putting together another wonderful trip.  I don’t know how you do it but they just keep getting better.  Everyday was fabulous and the truffle hunt was the perfect crowning touch."          ~Kathy G.

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island    July 2018

"Thank you for an incredible journey.  I so enjoy how you engage everyone and make each person feel so significant.  You really know how to make each trip so very special!!!"  ~ Julie F.

A Celtic Sojourn Closer to Home

"I have throroughly enjoyed your trips! You really do a wonderful job in setting up fascinating fiber and other experiences in out-of-the-way places to really extend our skills and interests."   ~ Jane K.

 

Thanks so much for leading us on a great adventure.  I had a wonderful time.  I'm looking forward to my next adventure."  ~ Barbara L.

Wild and Woolly Wales  May 2018

"Thank you so much for yet another amazing Loom Dancer Odyssey. I loved, loved, LOVED Wales and it will remain in my heart for a very long time. What a good, fun, adventurous bunch to spend a couple of weeks with! It was such a fun trip and won't ever be forgotten!"     

~ Dorothy R.

"Thank you for the absolutely splendid trip through Wales.  It was such an enjoyable journey and the people traveling on it made it even more so.

~ Kathryn S.

Navajo Weaving in Canyon de Chelly   April 2018

"It was another amazing trip! So well organized! Everything was so well laid out! The places we stayed, each day's events, the people we met -- nothing could have been better!  I will treasure this forever with a lifetime of memories."      ~Julie F.

Honoring Spider Woman at Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly

"I want to thank you both again for the exceptional trip you organized. I was super impressed with all of the remarkable resource people you included in the program.  I loved being in the Canyon most of all.  I will never forget this experience.  ~ Barbara W.

Weaving Zapotec Dreams in Oaxaca,   January 2018

"Thank you for another wonderful experience.  I loved every minute and learned so much. I know you work really hard to make these trips amazing and it was!!  Can't wait to travel again with you!"  ~Janet K.

Move Over Barbie!

"Life Stories in Fiber" Workshop in Oaxaca

"How much fun is this??  On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 12!!

~ Lucy B.

Enchanting Ecuador in October 2017

Magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano View from Hacienda San Agustin de Callo

"The trip was so much fun.  I loved where we stayed and that we stayed in one place for a few days.  I like the way you travel.  A great trip!" 

~ Jean K.

Weaving with Ecuadorian Master Miguel Andrango and Family
Taking care of our new furry friends

SAORI Weaving in British Columbia, July 2017

 

"The workshop was more than I ever dreamed.  What I didn't expect was how touched I am with the philosophy of SAORI.  I find myself thinking about it at unexpected times and it allows me to appreciate things as they are.  I am richer for having attended the workshop.  

Met so many lovely people.  Thank you for a wonderful time.  ~ Janet K.

Scandinavian Weaving in Norway, Land of Vikings, Fjords and Trolls

May 2017

Iceland: Kntting, Spinning and Dyeing in a Landscape of Fire and Ice

June 2017

 

"Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip. The pace was perfect, the places we visited were comfortable and perfectly located and the food was exquisite.  The guides were pleasant and informative.  Cari's enthusiasm and warmth added to the overall experiece and made it a real pleasure.  ~ Kris T.

"Can I tell you again what a great trip that this was?!  The itinerary and people all made for a wonderful time, and Cari has the perfect personality for leading trips.  It's easy to see why the trips sell out so fast!!"   ~Louise J.

Navajo Weaving in Canyon de Chelly    April 2017

"What an amazing trip! Every single part was perfect! From the beginning in Durango to Canyon de Chelly, it was not only a fantastic weaving experience, but to be part of the culture and the Navajo lives and tradition made us all have tears in our eyes many times. ~ Peggy O.

Guatemala's Woven Treasures March 2017

"Thank you for the most incredible journey I have ever experienced."  

~ Tari F.

"As always with Loom Dancer trips, we experienced fantastic organization, an outstanding destination, wonderful people on the trip, great accommodations and 'can't be beat' leadership!  Your are the BEST!"  

~ Sheelagh W.

Weaving Zapotec Dreams in Oaxaca

January 2017

"It was great to travel with you again. All I can say is that the trip was wonderful.  Everything was well and thoughtfully planned and executed.  

I can't think of a thing I would improve."  ~ Lucinda S.

"Thank you for an amazingly beautiful and peaceful trip."  ~Tari F.

 

"I totally loved Oaxaca and everything about it, espcially the people."

~ Dorothy R.

Scotland Highlands and Islands: A Wooly Adventure 

October 2016

"I have to give a presentation to my guild and I keep thinking there are not enough superlatives to describe the trip! ~ Mary M.

"I have to tell you that I am not usually one who goes on tours. That being said, I would follow Loom Dancer anywhere! Cari has a gentle spirit and a kind heart and I really had such a spectacular time. The group came together in such a loving and fun manner and everyone enjoyed being together."

~Michelle L.

Come explore the spirit of global fiber arts...

Spinning in Oaxaca

Here's just a sampling of our recent trips...

SAORI Weaving in British Columbia, August 2016

"You opened so many doors for me!!!!  I feel renewed inside!  

Thanks so much.  ~Julie F.

"Thanks for a lovely experience of weaving, local flavours and companionship." ~ Kathy L.

I learned so much from Terri and all the other weavers. And the schedule was just right. Plenty to do but sooo relaxing and plenty of time to refuel. Thanks again, Cari, for all you did to make this trip so great!  ~ Becky D.

I'm still high from the trip!  Loved every minute of it!  ~ Nancy B.

"I am still dreaming of everything. I don't know how you keep finding the oases in the world, but thank you for taking me on yet another life changing adventure. It has set me off onto new directions and journeys. "   ~Karen E.

The Enchantment of Peru, 5 Trips 2011 - 2016

"Peru was amazing!  The trips I take with you just keep on getting better and better."  ~ Kathy G.

"Loved every minute!  The thoughtful itinerary, careful selection of hotels, wonderful weaving experiences and cheerful, positive atmosphere made this a fantastic trip!

~ Martha D.

Loom Dancers at Machu Picchu May 2014

"Thanks for all your hard work in organizing this trip and managing all of us as individuals.  You made it look effortless. ~ Angela F.

"It was a wonderful trip. Every day was an inspirational learning experience with nice people."  ~ Suzanne M.

Guatemala's Woven Treasures, February 2016

We just had to share the backdrop scenery for our dinner in Guatemala!

"I have quite a bit of travel experience yet this trip will be one of a few which will always be extra special and meaningful.  Visiting weavers in their homes was to get beyond the surface of their lives."  ~Zsuzsa B.

Check out the scarves we wove in Guatemala, March 2016

Weaving Zapotec Dreams in Oaxaca  - 7 Trips 2010 - 2016

Natural Dyeing in Teotitlan, Oaxaca   January 2016

"I want to tell you how very much I enjoyed the Oaxaca trip.  It has been a dream of mine to weave in Oaxaca for about 20 years, and Loomdancer made that dream a possibility. Even though I usually organize my own independent trips, I'm pretty sure I would not have been able to plan and organize something like this for myself."

~ Dawn L.

Navajo Weaving in Canyon de Chelly: The Next Step

4 Trips 2013 - 2015

I can't thank you enough for the fabulous trip you planned in experiencing Navajo weaving and culture in the Four Corners area of the US. It was one of the most wonderful trips I have ever experienced and loved how it balanced hands-on experiences, as well as intellectual stimulation.  ~ Margie F.

"THANK YOU for a wonderful weaving odyssey in Canyon de Chelly!  I learned so much about the Navajo culture and weaving history of that region, as well as the actual weaving technique.  Cari's endless energy, positive attitude and problem solving ability made it a joy to be a part of the group." ~ Peggy L.

Knitting in Iceland, June 2015

"It was a wonderful trip!  Thanks for all you did to make it that way.  Such a great group!  Ragga, our knitting instructor, was wonderful and so, of course, was Iceland.  I would be interested in another knitting adventure!"   ~ Kim. P

"I am suffering PLETS--post letdown euphoric trip syndrome. 
This was a trip of a lifetime- loved every minute. 
Thanks for this experience.  Loved our group."  ~ Carol R.

Ireland, October 2014

Weaving with Margaret Cunningham at Glencolmcille Folk Village, Ireland October 2014

"Ireland was awesome!

Thank you so much for everything you did to make it wonderful!"

"As always, had a magnificent time and can't wait for the next one!!! "

~ Jon K.

Ravenstail

Ravenstail Medicine Bags in British Columbia August 2013

"The program was delightful and the medicine bag a work of wonder. Thanks so much for your skillful coordination and upbeat atmosphere.

It was a delightful excursion."

~Martha D

"Thanks so much for leading us on a great adventure.  I had a wonderful time.  I'm looking forward to my next adventure.  ~ Barbara L.