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Textiles of Japan: Explore the Diversity of Japanese Textiles and Crafts

Dates: May 6, 2023 - May 17, 2023

Red Stone Glen and Opulent Quilt Journeys are pairing up again and thrilled to announce that we are going to Japan May 6-17, 2023!

Not only a dream of Tom and Sara’s, but for many of our students as well. We’ve put together an itinerary that is sure to make every fiber artist want to pack their bags and head east to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Experience urban excitement and natural beauty as you are immersed in the textile heritage of Japan. The tour begins in the capital city of Tokyo, where you will take part in a hands-on Saori weaving workshop. Next, travel to the Chubu region to see the area’s unique weaving techniques, museums, craft villages, and textile workshops. As we head north, you meet adept craftspeople, including an indigo dyer, a sashiko expert, and a sakiori weaver. Skilled craftsmanship is evident as you visit sites for kimono making, silk weaving, basketry, and sakiori weaving.

Enjoy glorious scenery and ancient temples, palaces, shrines, and more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I hope you join us to explore the rich textile history of Japan. We look forward to answering your questions, sharing stories and finding ways to inspire you as textile artists.


Call or email Opulent Quilt Journeys today to reserve your spot!

Telephone:   480 626 1135
877 235 3767


Address:        20701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 107-426.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Class Times

All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

Wait List

For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.

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This class's instructor

Sara Bixler

Sara is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center. Many of Sara’s students praise her ability to guide students through the challenging world of color theory, specifically relating to weaving.


This class's instructor

Tom Knisely

Tom Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. Tom has been studying, collecting, and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades.


Textiles of Japan: Explore the Diversity of Japanese Textiles and Crafts - Red Stone Glen