Weaving Zapotec Dreams in Oaxaca

Zapotec Weaving, Ancient Ruins, Mezcal, Chocolate, Mole & More…

January 9 - 20, 2019

 It was an amazing adventure, a great learning experience, a window into another culture in the present and its’ roots in the past, a saturation of the senses with light, color, texture, form and fragrance.   ~Marty W

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Join us for the weaving journey of a lifetime into the cultural richness of Oaxaca, Mexico.  This unique adventure includes meandering along the Textile and Crafts Routes of the Valley of Oaxaca, exploring its many archeological treasures, a visit to the Textile Museum in Oaxaca City and the opportunity to actually weave and learn the art of natural dyeing for five days with Felipe Hernandez, a master Zapotec weaver.  


Trip Dates: January 9 - 20, 2019

12 Days

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PLUS a Natural Dyeing and Sculpture Workshop Extension...

Move Over Barbie!

Life Stories in Fiber and Natural Dyeing Workshop 

Across all cultures, dolls have always had the power to transforn, inform, engage and symbolize cultural and and personal ideas.

Join Us in Bridging Cultures and Creating Our Own Storylines


In this exclusive workshop in Teotitlan, first we will learn the ancient tradition of natural dyeing with Master Zapotec weaver and dyer, Demetrio Bautista Lazo working with natural elements. These may include cochineal, indigo, Spanish moss, wild chamomille, pecan leaves, pomegranate, marigolds and anchiote. Using these materials, we can create many colorful dyed yarns to incorporate into our wonderful sculptures.


Historically, dolls and action figures are more than mere play objects.  With remarkable artist Rebecca Severide, we will explore their power to tell memorial stories, bridge cultural viewpoints and create our own naratives.  Using mixed media, including our hand-dyed yarn, fiber, beads, wire and clay, we will create a one of a kind 3-D sculpture. 


January 19 - 23, 2019


and Natural Dyeing with Demetrio Bautista Lazo

This exclusive workshop can stand alone or as an extension to the Zapotec Weaving Tour!

Download 2018 itinerary below

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