Deposit for Intensive Backstrap Weaving Week, November 4-8, 2024


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//This is a non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot for the Intensive Backstrap Weaving Week held from November 4-8, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Mari at Registration is open until filled. Not applicable for store discounts (we will correct the discount in your second invoice).//

Have you been wanting to get into the nitty gritty details of backstrap weaving? Spend a week learning from master weavers from San Antonio Aguas Calientes!

Happening November 2024:

Monday, 4th: Introduction and warping at Doña Everilda's home in San Antonio Aguas Calientes. This is all-day and includes a home-cooked meal.

Tuesday, 5th: Set up your loom in our central Antigua studio garden. Morning only.

Wednesday, 6th: Continue to set up your loom and/or practice plain weave. Morning only.

Thursday, 7th: Advance at your own pace! Plain weave? Brocade? Up to you! Morning only.

Friday, 8th: Advance at your own pace. Morning instruction, then finish with a lunch together with teachers in one of our favorite restaurants in town.


This is a small-group offer for personalized attention! Maximum 3 people for personalized one-on-one attention.
$650 per person. Remaining total is due by September 15th, 2024.


What's included? 5 days of instruction with all materials and snacks. Two lunches also included, as well as transport to and from Antigua and San Antonio Aguas Calientes. This is a workshop-only package.


We include a printed Antigua Guide with our favorite restaurants and stores for you to explore on your own. If you would like further assistance with recommendations on where to stay, etc. please book a call with Mari

Want to go to the Chichicastenango open-air market with other textile lovers? Let us know in the drop-down menu that you are interested. This is an optional add-on guided by Kakaw staff, and focused on seeing the wide variety of textile traditions in Guatemala.


NOTES: Exact itinerary details will follow via email. Morning instruction from 9:30am-12:30pm at our central Antigua studio. Instruction will be in Spanish and English. This is an excellent opportunity to practice your Spanish! 


Our workshop sign-ups and textile travel deposits are non-refundable. 


Course Cancellation Policy

If course attendance is canceled by the participant:

  •  Up to two months to the start date of the course: full amount in credit form for future travel with Kakaw Designs to be used within 365 days of the original trip dates, minus the non-refundable deposit.
  • Less than two months to the start of the course: 50% trip cost in credit form for future travel with Kakaw Designs to be used within 365 days of the original trip dates, minus the deposit.
  • Less than one month to the start of the course: no refund or credit.
  • Delay in joining the group for any reason: no refund or credit for missed time in Guatemala.
  • Early return home or disruption of travel with the group for any reason, including missed meals or group activities: no refund or credit and traveler is responsible for any extra expenses incurred (transportation, etc.).


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