Emma, Rachel, Andi and I just returned from a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico—one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever visited! Our trip was hosted by Thread Caravan and Caitlin did an incredible job of filling up our days with a mixture of education and inspiration. We originally got interested in this trip because Rachel wanted to learn about weaving and dyeing from indigenous people, where the crafts originated and are still created today using traditional methods.
If you want to learn to weave, start here: Weaving for Beginners
Here are some photos from our classes and sights we saw …
We’re so grateful to have had a chance to travel together. We kept calling it Rachel’s “Eat, Pray, Love”… at least we did pretty well on the eating part of it. 🙂
I know many of you wanted us to write a travel guide, but to be honest we did not spend enough time in the city to properly do that. But if you do travel to Oaxaca, we recommend the Hierve el Agua (the mineral springs pools in photos above) and the botanical gardens. Also, we absolutely recommend a guided tour with Thread Caravan. You can book your own private group trip like we did or join a trip they already have planned if you just have one or two people who want to go.
Have you visited Oaxaca? If so, we’d love to hear your favorite experiences. We will definitely go back! xx – Elsie