This mini-weaving workshop was crafted especially for local Oaxacans and people already in Oaxaca during the month of November. In true Thread Caravan form, the workshop includes 3 intensive days of textiles in Teotitlan: one day of natural dyes and 2 days of weaving on floor looms with guidance from local artisans.
Also included: daily transportation to and from Teotitlan del Valle, and homemade lunch with the artisans.
November 17-19, 2019
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Pricing + Payment:
$500 USD / $10,000 Mexican Pesos (can be paid in full or in two separate installments - a 50% deposit due to reserve space and a second 50% payment due one month prior to workshop).
Space is limited to 8 students.
Education + Supplies: We will provide supplies for 2 vats of dye, and wool for weaving a piece that is approximately 3x4 ft. or smaller (depending on design)
Private Transportation: We will pick up and drop off the group in Parque Conzati each day.
Daily Lunch: Homemade lunch to be shared together. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if you give us at least 1 week notice.
Support: Students will be hosted by a family of weavers as well as 1-2 guides/translators.
A donation to weaving cooperative's social initiatives: In addition to paying artisan instructors for their time teaching, we will also donate 5% of the trip price to Vida Nueva cooperative for the development of their community social programs.
Artisan + Guide Tips
Getting There and Away:
Guests will be collected from Parque Conzati in Oaxaca Centro.
¿Preguntas? Contact us.
Words from Past Travelers:
"Our trip was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me and is something I will always remember. Everything was great: accommodations, restaurants, dyeing, weaving, food, swimming excursion, Bowie, and of course, all the Thread Caravan women. I especially enjoyed meeting Pastora and her cooperative and learning their story and the obstacles they've overcome. What an amazing woman and role model!"
"I'm still having sweet mezcal dreams after the Thread Caravan trip to Oaxaca. I strongly recommend getting to know the premise and values behind Thread Caravan, specifically its role in aiding the preservation and awareness of local artisans practicing their indigenous crafts."
"My trip to Oaxaca with Thread Caravan was absolutely fabulous. It's a trip I never would have thought of doing myself. Thread Caravan took care of all of the details to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves while getting to know the culture and the people of Oaxaca. Because of this trip I want to go back to Oaxaca, but next time with my family to show them all of the amazing things I saw and learned."