In February 2012 ten women from Texas, Massachusetts, Montreal, Wisconsin & Minnesota traveled to Guatemala to participate in a ten day international “hook-in” with the Guatemala rug hooking students. The women were united in purpose: to share rug hooking experiences and to build meaningful cross cultural friendships. The Rug Hooking Tour has since become an annual tradition. We invite you to join us on a future tour.
Rug Hooking Tour to Guatemala
March 9 – March 18, 2018
Come to Guatemala and learn rug hooking! We promise you the trip-of-a-lifetime. You’ll buddy-up with a member of the Rug Hooking Cooperative to design and hook a rug the Maya way! Over the course of ten days we’ll pause from rug hooking to meet the women in their homes, visit other fiber artists and shop at some of the best craft markets in Central America. This tour is designed for all levels, from beginner to experienced rug hooker.
See a sample itinerary here.
Traditional and Transitional Textile Tour
Dates to be determined
Immerse yourself in Guatemala’s rich cultural heritage and return home inspired. Throughout the tour opportunities abound to participate in a variety of textile techniques through demonstrations, workshops and one to one activities. We will also learn about new forms of cultural expression – transitional textiles – such as rug hooking and beading. We will visit artisans in their rural mountain villages and shop at some of the best craft markets in Central America.
Each tour is limited to 16 participants.
The tour fee is $2,195 plus airfare. This price is based on double room occupancy. Single occupancy is available for an additional $400.
Included in the price are all meals (except two on-your-own meals), ground transportation and hotels. A bilingual Spanish/English speaker will accompany the tour. Not included is the round trip airfare to Guatemala City and personal expenses (shopping purchases, snacks and alcoholic beverages, etc.). Before you arrive you will receive information on rug hooking supplies, traveling in Guatemala, packing suggestions, and emergency contact information for the family back home.
The tour benefits Multicolores, whose mission is to create economic opportunities for talented and motivated artisans in Guatemala. The Association also supports artisans in developing their skills and finding markets for their handicrafts.