There are many different opportunities to get involved with Trama Textiles!
In our weaving school, you have the rare opportunity to learn the ancient art of backstrap loom weaving from our expert women weavers.
You can choose what to make from a range of options, from a simple sample piece to a complex embroidered table runner. You select the pattern and colours you will use in your design. When you finish, you get to take home whatever you make – a unique souvenir of your time in Guatemala.
Homestay with our Weavers
Trama Textiles offers fantastic homestays where travellers can have an authentic trip and share the daily lives of our weavers and their families in rural Guatemala. This off-the-beaten track experience is a unique chance to learn more about the Mayan culture and take part in local traditions.
We offer homestays in 3 different villages; San Juan at Lake Atitlan, San Martin and Pujujil.
Working with the Trama weavers is a rewarding experience! We always have several volunteer opportunities at Trama. There are no fees for volunteering and all positions are non-paid.
Thanks to the contributions of wonderful people, Trama Textiles is able to support more women and their families! Here at Trama, we welcome both in-kind donations as well as financial support.