Deposit for Sumpango Embroidery Week, March 3-7, 2025


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//This is a non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot for the Sumpango Embroidery Week held from March 3rd - 7th, 2025. If you have any questions, please contact Mari at Deadline to sign up is October 30, 2024. //

Come join us for a week-long embroidery experience in Antigua Guatemala together with master embroideress and friend Claribel Reyna, with assistance from Anita. During this week, participants will learn to embroider their own traditional two-panel huipil in the beautiful Sumpango style. You'll be able to choose from three color options for your backstrap-woven textile on which you will embroider (White, Magenta with lines, and White with lines). All materials will be provided, including a variety of naturally-dyed thread options, two handwoven panels ready to be embroidered, and snacks.




Happening November 2024:

Arrive on your own before the start of the week. Antigua is a wonderful town to explore on your own!! We made a custom guide of our favorite spots in town, feel free to stop by the studio to pick it up.

Monday, March 3rd 9am - 3:30pm?: Meet at our studio in Antigua for introductions, and then head over in our private van to Claribel's town, Sumpango. We will learn about the traditional huipiles and cortes of Sumpango, how they relate to the town's famous barriletes (giant kites), and the variety of uses. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch and the basics stitches used in Sumpango on this first day. We should be back in Antigua around 3:30pm.

Tuesday, 4th 9:30am-12:30pm: Continue your embroidery journey in our central Antigua studio courtyard.

Wednesday, 5th 9:30am-12:30pm: Advance at your own pace! Continue your embroidery journey in our central Antigua studio courtyard.

Thursday, 28th 9:30am-12:30pm: Advance at your own pace! Continue your embroidery journey in our central Antigua studio courtyard.

Friday, 29th 9:30am-2:30pm?: The last session is dedicated to the randa stitch, which is an embroidery technique where panels of textiles are joined decoratively. With this, participants will have learned all 5-6 stitches to complete their huipil at home.

This is a small-group offer for personalized attention. ( Min 3 pax / Max 6 pax ) $650 per person.


What's included?

  • 5 days of instruction with all materials and snacks
  • 2 lunches together with our instructor(s)
  • Private transport to and from Antigua and Sumpango for Monday
  • A printed Antigua Guide with our favorite restaurants and stores for you to explore on your own. If arriving into Antigua before the workshop, feel free to come pick it up early at our studio!
  • A PDF guide to review the stitches learned at home, with close-up videos. Helpful to refresh your memory!

This is a workshop-only package, meaning hotels and other arrangements like transport from the airport are not included. If you would like further assistance with recommendations on where to stay, etc. please book a call with Mari

Optional add-on: Chichicastenango market visit on Sunday, March 9th. $150 per person with minimum 3 pax


NOTES: Instruction will be in Spanish by Claribel, and translated to English by Kakaw staff. This is an excellent opportunity to practice your Spanish! The remainder of the payment is due after the deadline.

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