Join Fiber Circle Studio and Thread Caravan in an immersive textile experience in the Central Valley region of Oaxaca. This journey will be a slow-paced hands-on exploration of tactile textile processes.
We’ll begin the journey visiting a textile museum and ancient Zapotec archaeological site to gain inspiration and insight. We’ll then forage natural dye materials in the hills, spend a day natural dyeing, and two and a half days weaving.
When we’re not immersed in textile processes, we’ll be cooking, visiting mountainside mineral springs and a ceramics studio.
This experience is open to all levels. No previous fiber arts experience is necessary.
DATES April 16-24, 2022
COST $2685 for double occupancy | +upgrade $450 for single occupancy
INCLUDES All accommodations, travel within Oaxaca, workshops + materials, entrances to special sites, all meals (with the exception of 3 dinners)
Oaxaca is so well known for their food! Not only will we be eating some of the best food the planet has to offer, we'll get an opportunity to learn some of their secrets and cook one of our own meals!
THE NATURAL COLORS WE'LL DYE
As many people know, Oaxaca has a history in natural dyeing. We'll get to forage the dye materials, and spend a day natural dyeing!
You'll get to use the yarn you dye in your weavings! You're invited to bring a few of your own items to dye as well, where you have clothing, fabric of yarn.
EXPLORATION OF ZAPOTEC WEAVING
Create your own design inspired by Zapotec art and spend 2.5 days weaving your own piece (approximately 2 x 3 ft).
After our hardworking days of weaving, we'll relax and enjoy the other famous cultural aspects of Oaxaca, including their pottery, cooking and temescal.
There are so many wonderful things to see in Oaxaca. As a group, we will explore many of these areas, however we also encourage you to do some exploring on your own! Oaxaca has a wonderful zocalo with delicious food and wonderful street vendors.
In addition to exploring El Centro, El Arbol del Tule, Monte Alban and Hualtulco are all SO worth visiting as well! Please feel free to contact me for any additional information about these sites.
PHOTO CREDITS: Leah Pellegini, Kyle Dorosz, Thread Caravan, Linda Campos, Lea Wright, Mychael Henry, Luke Della Santa, Cook Will Travel
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