August 31–September 6, 2016

Stitch In Alaska, Funk & Weber Designs

Pederson Glacier and Pederson Lagoon. The view from Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. You could be here!


What do you get when you combine mountains and glaciers, whales and bears, hiking and rafting, midnight sun and fresh-cooked meals, cozy cabins and fun companions . . . and needlework?

Answer: The trip of a lifetime!

Stitch In Alaska Testimonial, Becky Gutin

Who: Me, Arctic Needle Karen, stitching friends . . . and you?

What: A customized Alaska Wildland Collection tour: spending seven days and six nights visiting all three of AWA’s lodges on the Kenai Peninsula.

When: August 31–September 6, 2016

Where: Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. (If you’ve got more time, you can add a trip to Denali to your itinerary. Talk with your reservationist.)

Why: Because Alaska is spectacular—a trip of a lifetime. And what better way to experience it than with fellow stitchers?

How much: We’re getting a special late-season deep discount of $500 off per person, making the cost $3,195 per person, plus tax, based on double occupancy.

Stitch In Alaska Testimonial, Ruth Hubert

About Your Guide

I originally came to Alaska to work as a Natural History Guide for Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA), and I never left.

Though I retired from full-time guiding some years ago, I continue to be part of the AWA family. I occasionally work behind the scenes, and Mike continues to work for the company, also behind the scenes, as a carpenter. For a number of years, we served as caretakers for the Kenai Riverside Lodge in Cooper Landing, and we now caretake at the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.

My interest in natural history never wanes, and after 25 years of living here, I’ve accumulated some stories and experiences that I’d love to share. September is Fall in Alaska—a spectacular time of year! Animals are spruced up for winter: They’re fat; they have new warm coats; antlers are full grown. Leafy trees and tundra may be changing color, and because it’s starting to get dark at night, we’ll be on the lookout for Northern Lights.

Come explore Alaska with me on an Alaska Wildland Collection tour. Click the tour link to see complete details and itinerary on the Alaska Wildland Adventures website.

  • We’ll visit parts of Alaska that I know well and love.
  • We’ll raft, hike, kayak, search for wildlife, take pictures, and—oh, yes—stitch!
  • We’ll sleep in cozy cabins and have delicious food prepared for us and served with a smile.
  • In between sightseeing and lodge activities, we’ll squeeze in stitching fun, with challenges and adventures to expand the creativity we bring to our embroidery.
  • Oh-oh-oh—we’ll share a wonderful stitchy Alaska adventure!

Stitch In Alaska Testimonial, Cathy Wurzer


Skilak Stitching, Stitch In Alaska, Funk & Weber Designs

Skilak Stitching at Kenai Backcountry Lodge. L-R: Becky, Cathy, Ruth, Paula, Harriet


A Needleworker’s Dream Vacation

The trip will be limited to 14 guests. AWA is an eco-tour company specializing in small-group experiences, and, frankly, it’s the way I prefer to explore Alaska, too.

If you’d like to come early and begin with a visit to Denali, AWA can arrange that.

Of course, traveling companions and spouses are welcome, and there will be no shortage of things for non-stitchers to do.


Torstein on the ridge trail at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.

Torstein on the ridge trail at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.


Sightseeing activities will be available every day, but if you prefer, you may remain at the lodges to stitch. Each lodge is set in a gorgeous location with great views and chances to see wildlife on site. Special arrangements have been made to include stitching time and private crafting spaces when available.

You should bring basic stitching supplies: scissors, hoop/Q-snaps/stretcher bars, etc. For our stitching projects, you’ll be given a choice of fabrics to work on, including canvas, linen, evenweave, Aida, and more. All stitchers are welcome, beginners to experts, surface embroiderers, needlepointers, cross stitchers, etc.

Read about the 2015 Stitch In Alaska tour.

Stitch In Alaska Testimonial, Paula Curtin

Reserve Your Space Now

We’re taking reservations now.

You will make your reservation directly with Emerald, Emily, Katie, or Amy at Alaska Wildland Adventures. You can call, email, or fill out the reservation form on the AWA website. Tell them you want the Stitch In Alaska Tour with Jen Funk Weber. They all know me and the trip, and they’re waiting to hear from you. Be sure to read the payment policy, the cancellation policy, and all the fine print.

Call: 800-334-8730


Fill out the form: AWA Reservation Form

Remember, space is limited. The summer season in Alaska is short, and trips fill early and fast.


The Ridge at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, Stitch In Alaska, Funk & Weber Designs

The top of the ridge at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.


Have a Question for Me?

Have a question for me? Please ask! Send your question to mail {AT} funkandweber {DOT} com. If you want to chat live, let’s Skype.

I hope you’ll come visit. I’d love to share an Alaska and embroidery adventure with you!

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Stitch In Alaska Testimonial, Harriet Gleditsch