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Textile design New!
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New 2019 !

Textile Tuscan Travel Diary - do not write, but sew!
From travel notes to textile painting

During our excursions around Tuscany we collect objects and memory pieces that we will combine with coloured fabrics to make travel collages. Artistc travel objects such as embroidery creations, paintings and weaving, become a textile diary. The collected pieces inspire the creative work. Special postcards, sugar sachets from cafés, tickets, candy wrappers, photographs or posters... all summarized and formatted in a wonderful and original Tuscan travel diary.

Specific knowledge in textile design is not necessary, rather you require a great desire to experiment!

We provide sewing machines, fabrics, etc.

Course dates




Rate per person, 1 week (7 nights)

Rate includes:

  • Accommodation in double room for 7 nights (arriving on Saturday and leaving on Saturday).
  • Half board (buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner, drinks not included)
  • 20 lesson hours
  • Shuttle service in connection with the course programme
  • Free bus transfer from and to Volterra on arrival and departure days for guests travelling with public transport.

Rate does not include:

  • Cost of materials used during the course
  • Single room supplement (€ 175 per week)
  • Drinks at dinner
  • Entrance fees to museums, exhibitions etc.
  • City tax 1€ per person/night. City tax is chargeable for a maximum of 3 nights


Course management: Barbara Benedix, Textile designer

The course is organized in cooperation with EBZ (

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