Textile Arts Council tours offer an exciting opportunity for members to explore the craft traditions of countries throughout the world. Traveling in a small group of like-minded textile enthusiasts, participants are given the opportunity to interact with artisans and gain insights into their cultures and creative processes.

Upcoming Trips for 2016

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Textile Arts Council Tour to Morocco

September 19 to October 3, 2016

This 15 day tour will begin and end in Casablanca. Highlights of the tour include exploring the medina in Fes visiting weavers, embroiderers and the dyer’s souq, wandering the market in Sefrou and having an embroidery workshop, driving into the Sahara for a camel trek and overnight in a tented camp, seeing Berber carpet weaving in Taznaght and Rissani and exploring Marrakech with its fabled souq, Marjorelle Gardens and Berber Arts Museum

Physical Activity Requirements: Participation requires generally good health. There will be drives on mountain roads, excursions on 4-wheel drive vehicles and camels in the Sahara, and walking in historic sites and markets. It is essential that people with medical issues make them known before departure. It is the responsibility of the participant to receive medical approval from his or her doctor before signing up for the tour.

Tour Cost: TAC members $3905 based on shared occupancy of rooms with a group of 16 participants. The single supplement is $795. There is an additional $45 surcharge for non-members. Included in the cost of the tour are all hotels, meals , bottled water, ground transportation, services of an English-speaking guide throughout the tour and gratuities. Also included are workshops in Sefrou and Rissani and entrance fees to historic sites and museums. The cost of the tour includes a $400 tax deductible donation to the Textile Arts Council. Not included are personal expenses such as laundry, etc. Also not included are international airfare and travel insurance, which is mandatory.

For more information and to register for this tour contact:
Textile Arts Council: tac@famsf.org or 415 750 3627
Mary Connors: khamsing88@yahoo.com or 415 482 8035
Please Note: Sign ups are on a first registered with deposit, first signed up basis. Priority will be given to TAC members. If there is a large wait list we will offer a second tour October 4-October 18th