In conjunction with Stitchtopia and Arena Travel

Janice Gunner at Kinkakuji.jpg

Janice leads textile tours for the UK's premier specialist tour operator Arena Travel aslo known as Stitchtopia.

As an expert in Japanese textile techniques, she has led numerous trips there for textile enthusiasts, stitchers and quilters.


Her knowledge and contacts in Japan open up an amazing world: Shibori, sashiko, indigo dyeing, printing, weaving, quilting and more.

Janice is currently working with Arena travel to offer textile and quilting itineraries to these destinations:

  • Japan - tour scheduled for May 2022

  • South Africa - tour scheduled for October 2022

  • Europe - tour scheduled for November 2021 to Switzerland, home of Bernina sewing machines 

  • Some exciting new UK venues will be added soon

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Japanese Textile Traditions : Tour Rescheduled to May 2022

Join Janice to experience the amazing textile delights of Japan, plus some must-see iconic tourist attractions. Our new itinerary includes:


  • Textile museums in and around Tokyo

  • Arimatsu - a very special Shibori town

  • Stunning Kyoto and Kinkakuji

  • The ancient and preserved village of Miyama

  • Tokushima  - famous for Aizome (indigo) production

  • Matsue and more...


With Janice's personal connections you'll meet and talk to award-winning quilter Noriko Endo, Shibori master Mr Hirose Murase and master indigo dyer Hiroyuki Shindo.


Besides plenty of hands-on workshops, you'll meet Reiko Nakazawa - a very special quilter, teacher and friend.

You'll come home with amazing memories and hopefully you'll fall in love with Japan - just like Janice!

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