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Learn mexican embroidery with a textile designer.

Ciudad de México, Mexico

Experience hosted by Maite

3.5 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

I want you to fall in love with the artisan processes of our country. We will visit the Museum of Popular Art where you will find several samples of regional textiles. We will also see the exhibition of the rebozo where you will learn about the dyeing, embroidery and weaving techniques used to make these pieces. Later in the beautiful cafeteria of the Franz Mayer museum cloister, while we talk, we will make a textile craft using the embroidery technique of your choice that you can take home.
It includes a note with a detailed explanation of the different stitches and their description.
Other highlights
You do not need previous experience, I will give you all the materials to finish the activity during the workshop, but if for something you cannot finish the activity you can take the materials home with you.
I want you to fall in love with the artisan processes of our country. We will visit the Museum of Popular Art where you will find several samples of regional textiles. We will also see the exhibition of the rebozo where you will learn about the dyeing, embroidery and weaving techniques used to make these pieces. Later in the beautiful cafeteria of the Franz Mayer museum cloister, while we talk, we will make a textile craft using the embroidery te…

What's included

  • Drinks
    One drink
  • Tickets
    Museum entrance.
  • Equipment
    I'll give you all the materials to finish your craft. I will include a guid...

Meet your host, Maite

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 45 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Mexican and I studied Textile Design in the UIA, in the CdMx. For 7 years I worked in automotive textiles with the specialization in jacquard fabric. I grew up in a family where embroidery and weaving have been present. The textile wealth of our country has always attracted me and I have studied traditional techniques with artisans from Oaxaca, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Puebla, State of Mexico and in a self-taught way. In my constant investigation I realized how hard is to know about the process and the making of the mexican ethnic textiles, so I want to share this knnowledge and be abailable to every curious as me.
I am Mexican and I studied Textile Design in the UIA, in the CdMx. For 7 years I worked in automotive textiles with the specialization in jacquard fabric. I grew up in a family where embroidery and weaving have been present. The textile wealth of our country has always attracted me and I have studied traditional techniques with artisans from Oaxaca, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Puebla, State of Mexico and in a self-taught way. In my constant investigation I realized how hard is to know about the process an…
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Thu, 22 Apr
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Where you'll be

We will visit the exhibition in the museum, a unique sample of popular art; later in the open-air cafeteria of the cloister, we will share stitches, drinks and talk.
Vannesa
April 2021
Maite es muy profesional y muy puntual. Me enseñó y me explicó el Museo con el tema de bordado. La estructura de la experiencia es perfecta porque dq un panorama teórico para después tener la práctica. La cafetería donde se tiene em taller que es en el Museo Franz Meyer es increíble. Gracias Maite por tu tiempo.
Maite es muy profesional y muy puntual. Me enseñó y me explicó el Museo con el tema de bordado. La estructura de la experiencia es perfecta porque dq un panorama teórico para despu…
Tanya
November 2020
Maite is a very pleasant and knowledgeable person. I really enjoyed learning from her and at the end I took home a small and very cute embroidery I made under her guidance.
Karen
March 2020
This was my favorite experience in Mexico City! Maite is very knowledgeable about the fiber arts in general, and those in Mexico especially. We went to a folk art museum and she taught me so much about the textiles there. Then we went to a café, where she explained more about Mexican embroidery and its roots. Finally, she had me pick what style of embroidery I wanted to learn and she got me started. I wish I lived in CDMX so I could do this experience again. Highly recommend!!!
This was my favorite experience in Mexico City! Maite is very knowledgeable about the fiber arts in general, and those in Mexico especially. We went to a folk art museum and she ta…
Katia
February 2020
Maite was an excellent host and I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this experience. She is clearly knowledgeable and experienced in the subject and her passion for the work and the artisans that produce it is abundantly clear. I particularly enjoyed the weaving (heheh, see what I did there?) of history and politics and culture (both contemporary and historical) that she incorporated into the exhibition portion of the experience. I was inspired by the works of art, fascinated by what I learned about Mexico and it’s culture, and felt like I got to hang out with a (very knowledgeable) friend for a few hours. Ten out of ten!
Maite was an excellent host and I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this experience. She is clearly knowledgeable and experienced in the subject and her passion for the work…
Chelsea
February 2020
I really enjoyed this experience! Maite is very knowledgeable about Mexican textiles. It was also fun to learn to embroider while having a nice chat and learning more about Mexico. I'd definitely recommend this experience. Maite is lovely and even contacted me after with some more useful info she knew I would be interested in.
I really enjoyed this experience! Maite is very knowledgeable about Mexican textiles. It was also fun to learn to embroider while having a nice chat and learning more about Mexico.…
Pam
February 2020
This was an excellent experience, starting with the tour of the museum which featured all kinds of Mexican crafts, including an amazing and very comprehensive display of textiles from all over Mexico. Maite was very knowledgeable about all of the textile designs and the parts of Mexico they were from. I was the only participant and we had an enjoyable time at the restaurant doing the embroidery project while taking about our lives. Maite was also very helpful in providing information on other places to go to find Mexican handicrafts. I would highly recommend this experience for others interested in textiles and embroidery.
This was an excellent experience, starting with the tour of the museum which featured all kinds of Mexican crafts, including an amazing and very comprehensive display of textiles f…

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 11 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfort clothes, if you need glasses for reading, please take them.