Jane MacDonald leads wonderful tours around Japan showing the home, origins and highlights of Japanese textiles and stitching.

Delve into the world of Japanese textiles with your experienced host Jane and the many knowledgable textile artists you will meet along the way from Tokyo and back. Visit workshops, gardens, temples and enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine with other textile enthusiasts.


Japanese Textiles, Crafts & Sashiko Tour in Autumn

16 - 29 November 2023 

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This special craft tour to Japan is designed and led by Jane MacDonald, focusing on a number of hands on crafts including washi paper making, Indigo dyeing, temari ball making, traditional stencilling techniques, tenegui stamp printing, yuzen and shibori dyeing with visits to a number of textile and sashiko related establishments which Jane is excited to share. 

  • Explore Tokushima, the heart of Japan’s Indigo industry
  • Learn about Awagami Fine Art Paper that are crafted exclusively in Tokushima
  • Participate a Temari Ball Workshop with famous artist Eiko Araki
  • Discover Hiroshima’s World Cultural Heritage sites such as Atomic Bomb Dome and its surrounding memorial park
  • Visit Textile Designer Yumi Ishikita and enjoy a dyeing workshop 
  • Custom your Tenugui-cloth with stamps, "Your own Kurashiki Sanpo”
  • Learn traditional sashiko techniques from a talented artist.
  • Explore the Kitano Tenmangu Flea Market in Kyoto
  • Enjoy the Yuzen stencil dyeing process by making your own souvenir in the Kodai Yuzen workshop
  • Visit picturesque Nara and explore Kyoto’s many textile and fabric galleries  


For more information about this tour, visit the Opulent Journeys website here.


Japan Textile & Stitching Tour Autumn

31 October - 14 November 2023

This textile and stitching tour to Japan focuses on sashiko, kogin, chiku-chiku, and indigo dyeing with visits to many textile related towns and establishments along the way.
  • Explore and learn all about kogin-zashi
  • We learn traditional sashiko techniques from a very talented group of inspirational teachers
  • Enjoy a class with a well-known Japanese teacher and learn Chiku Chiku style of Stitching
  • Workshop for shibori dyeing
  • Visit a traditional Japanese town, discover beautiful old fabrics and samples of sashiko and boro
  • Visit the famous needle shop, Nomura Tailor for fabric shopping and wonder around the aromatic Nishiki Market in Kyoto
  • Visit an indigo dyers shop and the original Blue and White shop 

For more information about this tour, visit the Opulent Journeys website here. 


 More information? 

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Hosted by Opulent Journeys and Jane MacDonald
Phone: 1300 219 885