Indigo dyeing

Indigo finished product

Visit to a weaving village

Ikat weaving

Shopping for ikat fabric

Tjap batik

Tjanting on silk

Silk painting

Shopping for notions

Cooking school

Bali Fiber Tours

Experience a personalized tour of the “the island of the gods”…Bali!

Join fiber-and-fun-loving women in the tour of a lifetime. Maximum 14 guests.

I am hosting *two final tour groups*
in the spring of 2024 and then RETIRING!!

The owner of a quilt shop in Mesa, AZ (Mad B’s Quilt and Sew), MaDonna Randt, asked me to arrange two tours to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her shop. 

MaDonna has graciously opened the tours up to the public so if you would like to join in, do not delay – space is limited. Tour dates are:

 Tour #1:  March 27 – April 10, 2024 – 3 SPOTS LEFT

Tour #2: April 13 – 27, 2024 – SOLD OUT

Each group is limited to 14 women. Details of the tour can be found here. Contact for more information.


Experience the fascinating centuries-old textile techniques that have made this Indonesian island famous. This textile tour includes these hands-on activities and more:

There’s much more to Bali than just the fabulous textiles. You’ll experience the culture and flavors of Bali meeting the artisans and getting right in on the design process with hands-on workshops. Learn about your tour leaders and the tour details.

Imagine 14 days in a textile and tropical paradise! You’re going to love it!

The cost for the land-only portion of this two week guided tour will be $5000 US per person based on shared accommodation. Single supplements (non-shared rooms) are available for an additional $1200 US per person – $6200 US. A non-refundable deposit of $2000 US is required to secure a place on the tour. The balance owing is due 90 days before the tour begins. See the Tour Details page for more information on how to indicate your sincere interest.

Thank you.

Barb Alexander and Merit Travel Group


Anyone interested in weaving, batik or fabric painting would be wise to go to Bali with Barb, who spent 12 years designing batik and several more sharing her best of Bali as a tour leader in this remarkable place. Your appreciation of fiber art will increase a thousand-fold. The trip was fantastic from beginning to end!

Sandra Betzina

Author, sewing instructor, Web-TV host and owner of Power Sewing