Deposit for Fiber Circle Studio Trip, February 13-23, 2024

Textiles, Culture, and Community in Guatemala (February 13 - 23, 2024)

UPDATE November 2023: This trip is full. If you would like to be on the waitlist, please email Mari

//This is a non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot for the fiber-intensive trip brought to you together with Fiber Circle Studio. If you have any questions, please contact Mari at Deadline to sign up is October 30th, 2023. Here's what co-host Alisha wrote about last year's trip :) //


A special itinerary designed and brought to you together with Alisha of Fiber Circle Studio.

Join us in February 2024 for a small-group textile adventure in Antigua and Lake Atitlán, Guatemala! Enjoy a unique textile and culture-filled itinerary designed for the fiber lover that generates sustainable income for our partner artisan groups and communities. We’ll learn the art of backstrap weaving, learn traditional embroidery techniques and pattern significance, get our hands in natural dye vats, practice spinning local cotton with a “malacate” spindle, visit a cochineal farm, and much more; all while enjoying delicious restaurants, home-cooked meals, and of course fresh Guatemalan coffee in good company.

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!

Included: all lodging, workshops, meals (except two "free time" meals), in-country transport, lodging, bilingual guide and local community guides. 4 nights at Lake Atitlán, and 6 nights in Antigua (partly before and partly after Lake Atitlán). The trip will be led by 2 group leaders from Kakaw and co-hosted by Alisha of Fiber Circle Studio.

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $300 deposit

Minimum participants 8 pax / Maximum 14 pax

$3150 for single-room occupancy

$2900 when signing up with a friend and sharing a room together

Make sure to first go through our FAQ sheet which includes our Cancellation Policy.

  • COVID-19 vaccination required to participate.
  • This itinerary includes home-cooked and restaurant meals in a rural community. We cannot guarantee changes to the menu to meet dietary restrictions. We will do our best, but those with special dietary needs should be prepared with snacks in case an alternative cannot be provided at homes and at restaurants.
  • The hotels we use for this trip have plenty of steps, and the village visits require some walking. This itinerary also includes boat rides, which include stepping in and out. We ask that individuals with mobility challenges seriously consider these factors. When in doubt, please reach out and ask!
  • The rest of the payment for this itinerary will be invoiced after the sign-up deadline (October 30th). Instructions will follow. We are happy to work out a flexible payment schedule.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to write to me (Mari!). I would be happy to also speak with you via Zoom to go over any concerns:

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