Considering Cyndy Rymer’s many jaunts featured here, you’ve got to wonder when she finds time to quilt. She does—boy, does she! (Plus long-arm quilting, pattern design, teaching, and retreating—quilterly destinations, that is.) Today, Cyndy goes international:
I rarely turn down offers to travel, so when my sister called and asked me to join her on a tour to Oaxaca, Mexico during the region’s Guelaguetza festival, I said: Yes! And I am so glad I did. My artist’s soul is still full of all of the sites, sounds, and color of what turned out to be an incredibly inspiring trip for this gadabout quilter.
Our tour extraordinary group leader, Jean Cockelreas, planned a fun-filled, ten-day whirlwind that included cooking classes at two different locations; demonstrations of dyeing with natural materials; pottery making; spinning and rug weaving; visits to three World Heritage sites; mezcal tasting; a stay at a wonderful B&B called Las Bugambilias; and many delicious feasts along the way.
Guelaguetza Festival–Oaxaca’s Folk Dance Extravaganza
Oaxacan Textiles from Dyeing to Spinning to Rugs
Clay and Alebrija Artists Show Their Skills and Handiwork
A Oaxacan Visual Feast: No Color Fear Here
Spicy Deliciousness: What Do You Do After Touring Day in Oaxaca? Work for Your Supper!
I hope you enjoyed this small taste of Oaxaca’s wonders–small taste indeed, I have hundreds of images I could share. I can’t wait to go back and I hope this visual tour will inspire you to do the same.
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