Textile Travels 2023

November 2023: From Fiber to Fabric


Textile Travel Guatemala Nov 2023


Learn from beginning to end the traditional handmade processes involved for textile production:

    • Growing organic cotton (including heirloom ixcaco)
    • Spinning cotton using a "malacate," a traditional drop spindle
    • Dyeing with natural dyes (indigo powder, local plants and cochineal)
    • Visiting a local cochineal farm
    • Designing and making warp ikat patterns by hand
    • Setting up a backstrap loom
    • Backstrap weaving (plain weave). The finished loom is for you to take home and continue weaving!

Min 6 pax / Max 12 pax

$1875 per person in single-occupancy rooms. Take $150 off per person when signing up together and sharing a room.

<<Learn more and reserve your spot with a $250 deposit>>

Deadline to sign up is June 30th, 2023.

COVID-19 vaccination required to participate.

January 2023: Antigua Textile Week

Textile Week in Antigua January 2023


A new concept based comfortably in our hometown of Antigua Guatemala. Mornings are filled with creative hands-on workshops, afternoons are free for exploring the beautiful town we call home. Come learn from our partner master makers in a safe small-group setting, with workshops held in our open-air courtyard and other open areas. This is a great option for the independently-minded traveler who enjoys taking some time on their own to explore and take it all in. The slow pace will allow for plenty of creative happenings!

If you'd like to get more into backstrap weaving in the afternoons, we'd be happy to facilitate private sessions for you. 


<Read what 2022 participant Kenna said about her day-to-day experience>


Min 4 pax / Max 6 pax

$700 for the week / add a private room at our favorite hotel + airport transfers for an additional $500

Reserve your spot with a $150 deposit.

COVID-19 vaccination required to participate.

Interested? Have questions? Let us know by emailing hello@kakawdesigns.com