Deposit for Fiber Circle Studio Trip: February 2023

Textiles, Culture, and Community in Guatemala (February 9-17, 2023)


Join us in February 2023 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” drop 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.



Included: all workshops, meals, in-country transport, lodging, bilingual guide and local community guides. 4 nights at Lake Atitlán, and 5 nights in Antigua (partly before and partly after Lake Atitlán). The retreat will be hosted by 2 group leaders from Kakaw, and co-hosted by Alisha of Fiber Circle Studio.


Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $250 deposit

Minimum participants 10 pax / Maximum 14 pax

$2750 for single-room occupancy

$2550 for double-room occupancy


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

*COVID-19 vaccination required to participate plus possibly a negative antigen test, depending on pandemic situation at the time of trip.

*While we can accommodate most special diets when at restaurants, we can't guarantee the same for home-cooked meals; participants should bring snacks and a flexible attitude. (Ask Mari if you have questions on this! We can also refer you to some stores in Antigua for snacks.)

*This itinerary includes boat rides, rural village walking up and down hills, and some steps to reach rooms and restaurants, making it unfortunately not suitable for those with mobility needs. 

*Rest of payment will be due in October 1st, 2022. More information to follow upon registration via email, including participant forms for you to fill out. 

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: mari@kakawdesigns.com