Tours – July 1, 2014


If you plan to stay at Seminars for one of these optional tours, please make arrangements to extend your stay at the Hotel Murano.
The hotel will extend our group reservation rate for several days.

Tour A: Chihuly Garden & the Space Needle

 Tour B: Bateman

Depart our hotel in Tacoma at 9:30 am and travel to Seattle Center.  A 45 minute guided tour of the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, including the Pendleton blankets and baskets collection is provided.A ticket to ride to the Space Needle Observation Deck is included.

Lunch will be on your own, and there are many restaurants near the center, as well as the Sky city restaurant in the Space Needle (reservations are required), the Collections Café at Chihuly, and the Seattle Center Armory which houses several small eateries.Seattle Center offers many sights, activities, and attractions.

After the Chihuly tour, your time is your own to lunch, shop, & explore Seattle Center.  Space Needle tickets are time sensitive so that you will not wait in long lines.  The bus returning to Tacoma will leave at approximately 3:30 pm.

Fee:  $90.00









Dr. William Bateman, a physician and weaver, was the creator of multiple threading systems that resulted in complex weaves. The volume of work he produced is astounding!

Depart our hotel in Tacoma at 9:15 am and travel by coach to Seattle.

First stop:  the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. Rachael Faust, Assistant Curator of Collections and Academic Programs will show a selection of inkle bands woven by Dr William Bateman, and address the group.

Next stop:  Home of Seattle Weavers Guild. In addition to the innovative structures found in the monographs with which the CW study group is familiar. Dr Bateman also expanded upon & explored the common structures most pattern weavers know.  All 45 notebooks and the nearly 1500 samples in SWG’s collection will be available for tour participants to see.  Members of the guild will be at hand to help.

A box lunch will be provided.

Departure by coach at approximately 3:30 will return to our hotel in Tacoma.

This tour is currently limited to 25 people.  We will maintain a waiting list.

Fee:  $85.00 (includes a donation to the Henry)

Henry Art Gallery is a museum of contemporary art and ideas where risk-taking and openness to uncertain outcome are valued for their ability to foster inquiry, dialogue, and debate. The Henry’s Costume and Textile Collection (containing more than 18,000 objects) provides a resource for studying the construction and design of fiber-based objects, their relationship to other art forms, and their historical and cultural role in the societies that produced them. Objects in the collection range in date from 1500 BC to the present. The holdings include significant sub-collections from India, China, Japan, Central Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Central America. Explore the collection online through our online database or Costume and Textile Digital Gallery.