Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from women who have spent years mastering the art of backstrap weaving. You will learn about the history of weaving, how to select the best materials, make a weaving, and appreciate the rich culture of textiles in Guatemala.
Each course is individually taught; not only do you learn about the different weaving processes and how to prepare the loom, but you actually weave your own garment to keep. The courses differ depending on the amount of time you wish to dedicate and the complexity of the designs that you create.
Courses are offered Monday through Friday, from 9 am - 5 pm. You may start weaving classes any week of the year, any time of the day. Costs include all necessary materials. You may also wish to attend one of the many Spanish schools in Quetzaltenango at the same time that you are studying with us.
If you wish to register online, there is a $15.00 USD registration fee. This fee will guarantee your enrollment and will help provide necessary administrative and promotional funds for the support of TRAMA. We will send you a confirmation email within 5 days of registration. Advance reservations are highly recommended and appreciated, but not necessary.
Secure Online Reservations Form - Visa, Mastercard or America Express - on https://guatepay.com/pay-asotrama.htm
|Course||Duration||Cost in USD||Cost in Quetzales|
|Process Demonstration||1 hour||$5||Q35|
|Sample Cloth||5 hours||$25||Q175|
|Table Runner||15 hours||$70||Q500|
|Table Runner (with embroidery)||20 hours||$90||Q650|
|Multiple Projects||30 hours||$130||Q975|
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