Small group Tote Embroidery with Claribel / TBD


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//This is an in-person outdoor embroidery class held at our studio garden in central Antigua. Claribel speaks Spanish, and English interpretation can be arranged with Kakaw staff. COVID safety protocols are observed and the exact address will be sent via email upon registering.// Español abajo.


Claribel is our friend from Sumpango, a town known for beautiful traditional neckline embroidery full of flowers. This 2-hour class includes all the materials to embroider your own bag and a PDF guide with instruction on each of the traditional stitches for neckline embroidery, as seen in the images.

The canvas tote made by Creamos is already stenciled by Claribel for easy embroidery, and it looks great with the naturally-dyed cotton threads that we like to use. You'll be able to choose your own color preferences.

The class will be held on Saturday, May 27th, from 10am-12noon Guatemala time with Claribel as the teacher and Evelyn as the facilitator and if necessary, translator.

Questions? See the FAQs on our blog, and if not covered there, email us at or write to our WhatsApp at +502 5191 1991

Minimum 2 participants / Maximum 6 participants


Claribel es nuestra amiga de Sumpango, un pueblo conocido por sus hermosos bordados tradicionales de cuellos llenos de flores. Esta clase de 2 horas incluye todos los materiales para bordar tu propio bolso y una guía en PDF con instrucciones sobre cada una de las puntadas tradicionales para el bordado.

El bolso de lona hecho por Creamos ya está dibujado por Claribel para facilitar el bordado, y queda muy bien con los hilos de algodón teñidos naturalmente que utilizamos. Podrás elegir tus propias preferencias de color.

La ubicación exacta se la mandamos por correo después de registrarse. Es en el centro de Antigua.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

What a fun class with the kind and friendly people of Kakaw. We learned all the basics, including some background stories on the patterns and design of the embroidery. I can honestly say that it got me addicted to embroidery and will for sure finish my bag. With hopefully many more projects to come. The two hours were simply not enough, I wish I could have stayed all day doing my embroidery with the other friendly participants. Thanks for the fun morning! Also loved the write up of the class with videos on the stitches, very helpful! Keep doing what you do, at your beautiful Antigua destination :)

Amy Bogard
So much fun!

I thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Claribel, Mari and Evelyn (along with the other lovely participants!) The instruction was easy to follow and understand and Claribel is a wonderful and encouraging teacher. I really appreciated that the design was already stenciled onto the bag so that we could get started stitching right away! I look forward to finishing my project. Thanks so much to Kakaw Designs for facilitating the connection to this amazing art form and for the peek into how local artisans make their wonderful work! I definitely plan to attend again soon!

Rosemary Berwald
Great class

The embroidery class with Claribel was wonderful- everything I hoped for and more. I have some experience with embroidery and really appreciated her description of how the huipiles are worn. Clari was so patient showing and explaining the stitches. Now II have a beautiful tote to remember Guatemala by.

Mari and Evelyn were great hosts and the garden setting was conducive to chatting, learning and creating art