Guatemala Textile Weaving Workshops

The Guatemalan Weaving Workshops offer a rare opportunity to learn from a community of Indigenous Tz’utujil women who are living on and managing their traditional lands.

The strength, love and dignity of the Tz’utujil people will deeply touch you as they guide you in learning this ancient craft.

The teaching is conducted as it has been for generations in the traditional Tz’utujil community of San Juan.

So roll up your sleeves and get ready for this one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience, under the guidance of master weavers as you learn how to make and spin the thread, dye it, and then weave the thread using traditional, handmade looms.

TRIP DURATION: roughly 7-8 hours
TRIP LOCATION: San Juan La Laguna
TRIP DETAILS: $150.00 (Q1150) �" 1 person (private workshop) / $130.00 (Q970) �" 2 or more people �" all weaving supplies are provided.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring camera, water, snacks, clothes that you don’t mind getting dye on, and be prepared to have an incredible day!

Lake Atitlan Casa Flor Ixcaco Women Weavers Guatemala

Typical Day

About our Workshops?

Yes you learn how to make a scarf, which you take home.
The classes are help at the weavers homes in San Juan.
Lunch is included and this is a one on one class.
No groups or others. You and the weaver.

Do you speak any Spanish? None of the ladies speak English.
If not, then we will have a person to help with translation.
We need at least 2 days notice to make arrangements with the weavers.

Ethical Fashion Lake Atitlan Weaving Workshop Dying Cotton

Age range, type of group

From teens to those in the 70s and 80s. You will love a day of making your own handmade woven textiles.

Lake Atitlan Guatemala Textiles Workshop

Sleeping and meals

Lunch is Included in the homes of the weavers you will work. You can also help make the Mayan meal you will be enjoying.

Ethical Fashion Lake Atitlan Weaving Workshop Natural Dyed

Policies & Restrictions

Best for a person 12 years and older

What To Wear When Traveling To Guatemala

Other Information

The Village of San Juan Lake Atitlan

After arriving in San Juan at the boat docks you climb a steep hill that has unique textile, painting, and art stalls on either side of the street. Most of these products are produced by cooperatives of women from the village. The art here is very unique and unlike what you find in other villages around the lake. You also see many murals painted on the side of buildings throughout San Juan that are an expression of their culture.

Starting at:
USD $120 per trip pp
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