Tuesday, 11 October 2011

$310 Discount for Needleprint Blog Readers * Victoria C Frank's Needlework Tours * Arraiolos in Portugal * February 4-11, 2012

Oh, to be in Portugal studying Arraiolos needlework! This is one course I would love to follow. Organized by Victoria C Frank with whom you don't have to lift a finger - except to stitch. On this particular tour of Victoria's you will enjoy the opportunity to learn the craft from a faculty member of the highly acclaimed school associated with the Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva Museum; see and learn about the history of the art form via a private lecture at the Decorative Arts Museum and visits to Queluz Palace, Palácio de Seteais, and the village of Arraiolos itself; visit the finest shops where you can order supplies to create a rug of your own and meet the artisans who are keeping the tradition alive; while staying at the beautiful Ritz Lisbon, a Four Seasons Hotel.
Your tour will include two projects one of which will be a pillow designed for the group by the Decorative Arts Museum that will serve as your Arraiolos learning project plus a hand painted needlepoint canvas with fibers and stitch guide designed as a souvenir of this remarkable journey. For more details visit Victoria's site - just click here. Remember to say you saw the event on the Needleprint blog to obtain your discount.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure all that choose this will love! But also the traditional portuguese hospitality! We know how to welcome all that visit us!