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Natural Dyeing and Weaving Experience in the Sacred Valley (Textile Workshop)

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From $119.00

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  • 1 day (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Lunch
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • All the materials to do the worshop are included, once we finish our activity you will be able to take home what ever you made
    • Coffee and/or Tea

      Meeting And Pickup

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      Start time

      08:00 AM

      Pickup details

      We pick up from all hotels in Cusco and sacred Valley, if you are at an AIRBNB please send us your exact location.

      What To Expect

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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      Best Textile experience ever!
      Mirjam_R, Dec 2022
      This workshop exceeded my expectation, it was everything I hoped for and then some! Anyone wanting an authentic Andean textile workshop should sign up. This isn’t the kind of workshop where there is someone showing you how they do this, in this workshop it is you actually collecting leaves, do the dying, learn to spin the yarn, and do the weaving (sometimes with a little help if needed, or wanted!). Edwin is a gem and so informative, with tremendous respect for preserving the Andean traditions and artisanship. I can’t wait to come back and bring some friends! Highly recommend this!
      Very Informative
      JeanAnn_W, Jul 2022
      Had a great day in Calca, learning about the natural, traditional ways to prepare yarn, collect plants, create dyes, dye yarn and finally weave. Note that the weaving part is REALLY challenging (in a good, educational way). It gives you a whole new perspective for the true art that these communities create. It is so valuable to society that they are maintaining their traditional ways. I feel privileged to have learned even a little bit. My only critique is that I wish that I knew that it was an hour+ drive from Cuzco. It would not have impacted my desire to take the class, it just would have been nice to know in advance. The driver arrived precisely on time and was very professional. So Edwin and his family did make it very easy. Oh, and lunch was delicious too!
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Hello dear Jean Thank you so much for your honest review, we are really happy to know you loved our experience. We are taking note your critique and we will keep working har to improve our service. hope to see you next time, best regards
      A very meaningful and unforgettable experience!
      Ashley_B, Jul 2022
      THIS IS THE BEST THING I DID IN CUSCO!!!! I was in Cusco for 5 days and this was by far the highlight. I saw all the 5 star reviews for this workshop so I was very excited for this day but I still didn’t know what to expect. Now after I have done the experience this was probably one of the top 5 best days of my life. Everything was seamless and beautifully curated. It was amazing to have an entire day where I didn’t have to make any logistical decisions or worry about food, transportation, etc. Edwin and his father led me through their deep cultural and historical weaving process as well as spent a lot of time educating me on their community. The way they curated everything made me feel comfortable and at ease. Sometimes I get really frustrated with big crowds and a lot of tourism so if you’re looking for an experience of a lifetime and want to get off the beaten path, I can not recommend this enough!!
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Hello Ashley, Thank you for your honest and nice words, my familly and i are really happy to know you enjoyed the traditional textile weaving experience in the sacred valley. We will keep working hard to provide great experiences and hope to see you soon for chicha or guinea pig experience. Best of lucks Edwin
      2 travelers found this review helpful
      We cannot recommend this...
      Lucy_F, Jun 2022
      We cannot recommend this experience highly enough. By far the best thing we did of our 3 weeks in Peru!! We were picked up from our hotel and driven to the location, Greeted with beautiful flower petals. Edwin (whose family are all master weavers) translated the entire day. We were guided through each step in an interactive and engaging way from spinning the yarn, to going out to pick the natural ingredients for dyeing the wool, the dyeing process, setting up the loom to the actual physical weaving. It was a fantastic day and we both came away with a new appreciation for the art. In between parts we were presented with a delicious lunch. The ladies who taught us were patient and lovely. We came away with bracelets we (with some help) had woven and wool we had naturally dyed. If you can, I would 1000% recommend to book this experience - you really won't regret it.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      good evening dear Lucy, Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a honor for us to share hour house and traditions with you. hope to see you next time for more once in a lifetime experiences
      Fantastic day, really worth it
      Niall_M, May 2022
      We had a wonderful day. It was a really hands on experience, spinning wool, foraging for natural dyes, preparing wool for dying, preparing dyes, dying wool, winding the wool into balls and weaving headbands. The entire time, we had excellent guidance and explanation. On top of this we had a delicious snack and lunch. At lunch everyone was very friendly and interested in us and where we come from. In the end we went home with two beautiful woven headbands, 4 balls of wool that we dyed ourselves and a few items from the shop. I would recommend this experience to anyone in the area, it was fantastic.
      A One of a Kind Experience
      Stephanie_G, Apr 2022
      What an amazing experience with the Pimentel family! From beginning to end we really enjoyed the cultural tour and spending the day learning the traditional weaving practice.
      Incredible Experience not to be missed!
      Alison_G, Sep 2021
      Wow, this was an incredibly special day and I am so grateful to Edwin & Ruth for sharing their home and culture with me! I loved every aspect of this from the warm welcome I received to walking in the forest and collecting leaves, the natural dyeing of the wool and finally learning how to use a back strap loom. I also was enamoured with the delicious food they prepared - pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, avocado, yucca - all from the yard! I can't recommend this highly enough, especially if you have an interest in textiles, this will be a day you will never forget!
      Response from Host, Sep 2021
      Hello dear Alison, Thank you so much for your kind words, We are really happy to know you enjoyed your experience with us in the sacred valley, we hope to see your friends here in the textile workshop soon. Best of wishes Edwin & Ruth
      Best Cultural Experience
      Carley_C, Jun 2021
      Absolute must do excursion if you want to experience traditional Peruvian culture! This tour is run by a local family with generations of experience weaving textiles. They made us feel so welcome and shared their home and culture with us. The weaving process does take place on the floor, so be prepared to sit for a few hours. The artisans showed us how to weave a bracelet and then took it home. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the native culture for a day.
      Response from Host, Jul 2021
      Hi Carley thank you for your kind words, we are very happy to know you loved this incredible experience, for us it was a honor to have you girl as our 1st visitors after the lock down. we really hope to see you soon. Best regrads
      Amazing experience
      Christina_D, Feb 2020
      This was the most amazing day. I feel so lucky to be welcomed into this family for the day and learn all about natural dyeing and weaving. It’s such a beautiful art form and so nice to learn about an important element to another culture’s history. 10/10 would recommend for an amazing day.
      Response from Host, May 2021
      Hello dear friend, thank you for your kind words, it was so nice to share our colture with someone who gives the real value to what we do, our family has been doing this for years and know we finally have the oportunity to share with other our activity. thanks again for visiting us. Best regards Edwin Pimentel


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