Freeform Fest 2009 – Mediterranean Cruise with Prudence Mapstone

Our 2009 Freeform Fest for crocheters and knitters is in the works!

Sailing from Rome on Holland America’s Noordam August 17-27, 2009, our cruise will visit such ports such as Corfu, Dubrovnik, Ephesus, Santorini, and Messina Sicily, and features Freeform Goddess Prudence Mapstone with her big knitting bag full of beautiful examples of Freeform fiber art!

We have inside, outside, verandah and suite cabins blocked for our 10-day cruise-and-learn adventure. There will be a series of workshops targeted to both our ‘veteran’ cruisers, and those who’ve never studied with Prudence before.

More details will be available here later this week, but if you’re anxious to book your cabin right away,
email us or give us a call at 1-800-696-8935. Our third annual Freeform Fest promises to be the best yet!

UK Fiber Shows

Friendly Lake District residents

Friendly Lake District residents

Textile Travel is a big supporter of small, sustainable fiber producers and farms. We love events that celebrate and spread the word about hard-working fiber animals and the people who shepherd them, worldwide.

Fiber Farmer Mary Bell of Crookabeck Farm, Patterdale, England

Fiber Farmer Mary Bell of Crookabeck Farm, Patterdale, England

Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to attend numerous fiber festivals, conferences and outdoor shows. Among our favorites are the Woolfest in England’s Lake District, held each June, and Wonderwool, an April event in beautiful Wales.

Read more about travel opportunities to festivals and fairs in 2009.
If you are a guild member or LYS owner, we can arrange all travel details for your group at competitive prices – Email us for more information!

Alaska Cruise with Uber-Genius Prudence Mapstone

Prudence MapstoneWe’re thrilled to be cruising again this year with Freeform Fiber Guru Prudence Mapstone.

After the success of our fabulous Bermuda cruise in 2007, we’re heading to Alaska’s Inside Passage July 6-13, 2008 for Freeform Fest 2008. It’s sure to be a memorable ‘working’ vacation for lovers of freeform knitting and crochet, as well as for their friends and family!

Prudence will be conducting workshops in Freeform crochet and knitting techniques, signing copies of her books, and allowing us to examine her exquisite work upclose to inspire our own freeform pieces.

You can be an experienced crocheter or knitter, or have zero knowledge about Freeform – by the time you disembark, Prudence will have you believing in your creative powers!

Star PrincessThe Star Princess will be our luxurious home for a week as we meet to learn, share and create our Freeform masterpieces.We will sail from the Port of Seattle on Sunday, July 6, travel up the Inside Passage past Alaska’s awesome glaciers, stop in Ketchikan and Skagway, visit stunning Victoria, B.C., then return to Seattle on Sunday, June 13, 2008.

More information on the cruise is here.

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Alaska Cruise 2008

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