Private Class: Backstrap Weaving with Doña Lidia or Doña Everilda (in-person) / Contact us to schedule
//This is a private outdoor weaving class held at our studio garden in central Antigua for either one or two students. Spanish, English, and Kaqchikel instruction are possible. The exact address is shared upon registering. Please send us a message via WhatsApp at +502 5191 1991 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate the date and time.//
We love one-on-one weaving sessions! This is the best way to learn and practice backstrap weaving.
This two-hour class includes:
- Our PDF guide for plain weave, which will be automatically sent to you upon the purchase of this session. If you'd like to get more into the details of supplementary weft brocade or even the advanced double-sided brocade, please let your instructor know.
- Use of a studio backstrap loom
- Opportunity to purchase your own backstrap loom. Everything is 20% off when purchased in-person at our studio, making looms affordable starting at 240Q.
- A small snack
The instructors are able to teach up to two students at a time. Choose in the drop-down menu if you would like the class for one or two people.
We recommend morning instruction from 10am-12noon to avoid harsh sun and rain.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS:
Both Doña Lidia and Doña Everilda are talented weavers from San Antonio Aguas Calientes, the town known for its intricate brocade patterns.
Doña Lidia has been teaching backstrap weaving nationally and internationally for several decades. She started when she was young, helping her mother with classes. She is a wealth of knowledge and a patient teacher with experience in English. Our online classes are taught by Doña Lidia, and we have also developed professional videos for intermediate and advanced brocade. <See those offers here>
Doña Everilda started teaching backstrap weaving with Kakaw in 2022 with increased class requests. When we saw the beautiful brocade she was teaching her daughter, Sucy (who helps us in the office), we just knew she would be an excellent teacher! Doña Everilda has known Mari since "before she was born," as Mari likes to say, since the two families have been friends for multiple generations.
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