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Guatemala Textile Weaving Workshops

Guatemala Textile Weaving Workshops provide an authentic experience in the world of Mayan Weaving.

If you are a Fashion Designer, Tourist on Vacation, Interior Design, ETSY Store Owner, Store Front Retailer, or Fashion Wholesaler.

Developing an understanding the process of producing these amazing, Yarns, Fabrics, Textiles and Handmade Custom Products is an important part of learning the selling process of the products produced by Ethical Fashion Guatemala Artisans.

Come to Guatemala and learned the entire Handmade Process are better prepared to represent the Products effectively and create sales for us the Weavers and you our re-selling Partner.

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Guatemala Textile Weaving Workshops

Ethical Fashion Guatemala Textile Weaving Workshops offers a one of a kind hands on introduction into the Guatemala Textiles patterns and colors that can only be produced in Guatemala.

  • The cotton used is brown and white in color are from seeds passed down through generation’s.
  • The Textile dying process uses herbs, plants creating the spectacular colours are only grown in Guatemala.
  • The method of back strap weaving creates textile patterns that cannot be produced by the use of a computer.

The textiles used in any design have the following unique values:

  • Machine washable, stain resistant
  • The dying process results in fade resistance
  • 100% organic process of production
  • No chemicals or additives

Weaving colorful cotton fabric was an art form among high ranking ancient Mayan women. The Mayas cultivated cotton and used natural dyes from plant, animal and mineral sources.

Lake Atitlan Guatemala Weaving Workshops

Guatemala Textile Weaving Workshops

Custom Yarns are a complex process of production, hand pick the cotton, clean, spin, and then dye the cotton. Yarns also have variations in sizes, length of a ball and strength.

A 1 lb. ball of handmade yarns take on average 11 hours to complete the processes described above.

Custom Woven Textiles, we can produce widths up to 32 inches with a back loom. The patterns and color are unlimited. The Products purses, bags, shawls, scarves, huipiles, serapes, tablecloths, place mats, napkins, cushions, bedspreads, hammocks, and many more items.

Naturally Dyed without any Chemicals

Weaving colorful cotton fabric was an art form among high ranking ancient Mayan women. The Mayas cultivated cotton and used natural dyes from plant, animal and mineral sources.

Guatemala Textile Weaving Workshops
Lake Atitlan Weaving Workshops

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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.

Guatemala Textile Weaving Workshops

TRIP DURATION: roughly 7-8 hours
TRIP LOCATION: San Juan La Laguna
TRIP DETAILS: $86.00 (Q650) – 1 person (private workshop) / $65.00 (Q500) – 2 or more people  – all weaving supplies are provided.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a camera, water, snacks, and clothes that you don’t mind getting dye on, and be prepared to have an incredible day!