Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Uzbekistan is on many a textile lover’s bucket list. Situated on the Silk Road, one of the world’s most important historical trading routes linking China to the Mediterranean, Uzbekistan offers a collection of culture and a fascinating textile history. On this tour we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road. We’ll see examples of local craftsmanship in embroidery, ikat fabrics, carpets and silks and enjoy an embroidery workshop with a local expert as well as two hand-stitching workshops with your textile expert. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for some retail therapy too, as we enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of the markets and bazaars throughout our journey.