In-depth Color & Weaving

In our life, weaving and natural dyeing holds a deep meaning and is part of our cultural identity—the basic understanding of our practice begins with a philosophy and spiritual believe that mother earth is a living being just like us. In-depth Color & Weaving are two master classes conducted by Master dyer Juana Gutiérrez and her husband, Antonio Lazo. Through these creative souls, the student will learn the deepest of both of our practices. Weaving as a form of expression and cultural narrative along with the spiritual beliefs of creating colors using plants and insects.

To learn more about our vision for these programs and our Circle of Masters, please visit the About Our Residencies page.

Yarn dyed with cochineal


6 days

  • Immersive master classes in both natural dyeing and floor loom tapestry weaving
  • Students will learn how to prepare a traditional indigo dye vat, grind dried pigments and explore an array of natural dye materials to create a spectrum of wool yarns for their own study collection.
  • Explore the history and practice of Zapotec weaving as it has evolved over centuries
  • Create your own small weaving from the yarns you’ve dyed
  • Stay in family studio guest rooms and enjoy shared family meals
  • Explore the pueblo during free time
  • Airport transfers or return to city at the end of your stay


$1750 USD

Please inquire if you are interested in a shorter 3-day workshop in natural dyes or weaving.

How to Apply:

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Other Programs:

Read more about additional programs that we offer:

Textile Study Retreat

Color Exploration


In-depth Color & Weaving