Mayan Backstrap Weaving • July 23 – 26, 10 am – 4 pm • Lidia Amanda López de López

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Lidia Amanda López de López, Guest Teaching Artist

4 days • July 23 – 26, 2024

10 am – 4 pm, daily


Register by June 1, 2024 for the special EARLY BIRD rate: $730
Nonmembers: $815, Members: $740.50

Payment plans and scholarships available. For questions, reach out to Cristin McKnight Sethi:

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Join us in welcoming Doña Lidia López de López for a special 4-day workshop on backstrap brocade weaving in the Mayan tradition. Begin by learning the basics of plain weaving on a backstrap loom, using your body to create tension. As you gain confidence in working with a backstrap loom, learn techniques for brocade weaving, incorporating a range of designs and colorful yarns. Explore strategies for fraying, twisting, and macrame which add to the beauty of this weaving tradition. Students will have the option to learn how to warp the backstrap loom on their own. All levels welcome.

Class cost includes materials fee.

Info for out-of-town guests:

For our out of town guests, nearby accommodations are available with our partner hotel, Hampton Inn and Suites, University Ave. in Minneapolis.  For the special Textile Center rate and more info, visit our website here:

Instructor Bio:

Doña Lidia López de López is a renowned weaver and fiber artist who specializes in the ancestral brocade techniques of her hometown of San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Sacatepequez, Guatemala. Doña Lidia has exhibited her work in venues around the world including in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and the United States. She is a participant of the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe and is a recipient of the 2023 Weave a Real Peace grant. Through her teaching and creative practice, Doña Lidia honors and uplifts her weaving heritage by creating artworks and sharing her perspectives of the folklore and history of her community.

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Withdrawal Policy

If your notice of withdrawal is received by the early bird deadline for this workshop, you will receive a 50% refund of your workshop fee. Due to the scheduling nature of these classes and arrangements for instructors, no refunds are available after that. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center for any forfeited tuition. Please make this request in writing to

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