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textile trip to guatemalaNATURAL DYES, SPINNING, WEAVING, & COOKING

10 days of Textiles, Culture, Food, and Community in Guatemala hosted by:



There may be changes to the new trip. The below itinerary is based on our past trips.

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Join us February 2024 for a small-group textile adventure in Antigua and Lake Atitlán, Guatemala! Enjoy a unique textile and culture-filled itinerary designed for all levels of fiber artists and enthusiasts that generates sustainable income for our partner artisan groups and communities.


No prior textile experience is needed for this trip! We have designed an itinerary that is approachable and appealing for a wide experience range of fiber folks! 


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Deposit: $300

Minimum participants 8 pax / Maximum 14 pax

$3150 for single-room occupancy

$2900 for double-room occupancy


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Price Includes:
  • All lodging (4 nights at Lake Atitlán, and 6 nights in Antigua)
  • All workshops & materials
  • All meals (except for two "free time" meals)
  • In-country transport
  • Local and bilingual community guides. (The trip will be led by 2 group leaders from Kakaw and co-hosted by Alisha of Fiber Circle Studio.)


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We’ll learn the art of backstrap weaving, get our hands in natural dye vats, learn how to spin local cotton with a “malacate” drop spindle, visit a cochineal farm, go to the main markets and much more, while enjoying delicious restaurants and home-cooked meals. There will also be some down time for exploring on your own (we'll provide a list of recommended places in your welcome packet!)


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We will reach out after registration with more information regrarding flight recommendations, provide a detailed itineray and collect any pertinant participant information including food allergies. 


Airfare is not inlcuded, however we will reach out several months prior to the trip to suggest flights and coordinate anyone who wants to travel together. We recommend flying out of SFO (if you're in the Bay Area) and into Guatemala City. We will handle ALL transportation once you are in Guatemala. 


This trip is an all inclusive trip! We invite folks from all backgrounds, nationalities, sexualities, and genders. We welcome partners as non workshop participants, and participating children over the age of 8 at a discounted rate. We believe in supporting a unified connection while spreading knowledge, passion and inspiration in an effort to preserve and carry on traditions for many more generations!

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