Design, Stitch, Color — in Abruzzo, Italy!

Posted By Web Manager on December 19, 2012

Design, Stitch, Color
with Holly Brackmann

Abruzzo, Italy
June 12-18, 2013

Travel to and enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Abruzzo region (between
Rome and the Adriatic Sea), perched in the foothils of the Apennine range,
known for its well-preserved medieval villages, deep valleys and mountain
forests. Be inspired to create unique fabric interpretations of Abruzzo,
incorporating local patterns of buildings, pavement, signs, and landscape.
Learn techniques from a premier instructor, author of The Surface Designer’s

Transfer maps to fabric with Textile Artists Paper
Discharge and color black fabric in one step
Thermofax screen printing
Combine fabric layers with hand embroidery stitches
Incorporate collected travel detritus
Explore pattern, texture, rhythm and color movement

Cost: $1,995 includes:
§ Six nights at Locanda dell’ Asino d’Oro
§ All breakfasts, lunches, evening meals and snacks
§ Italian cooking class
§ Picnic lunch in olive grove
§ Excursion to Sulmona (picturesque city with 13th century aqueduct)
Optional: June 4-12, tour of Venice, Tuscany, Umbria

Contact Holly at or 707-462-5734