2017 Annual Meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico June 8 – 11, 2017

Weavers in Chinantla, Mexico use gorgeous vivid colors. Photo credit Tia Stephanie Tours
Weavers in Chinantla, Mexico use gorgeous vivid colors. Photo credit Tia Stephanie Tours

WARP members will gather in Oaxaca, Mexico this June.  Oaxacan weavers and dyers create textiles that stand out for their beauty, richness of style, and gorgeous color.  Our time in Oaxaca will be spent learning about and from these artisans, their families and communities, their history and culture, and the variety of techniques they use to dye yarns and weave cloth.  We'll also discuss WARP's current work, and the organization's future as the board will present the latest developments in our strategic plan.

Two full days of programs are set for Friday June 9 and Saturday June 10, with excellent presentations and discussions, plus three of the best Mexican textile tour planners are offering WARP members exclusive access for fascinating pre- and post-meeting tours.  In addition, we're offering hands-on workshops and shorter guided walks in Oaxaca City on Sunday June 11. This gathering promises to be a culturally rich treat for us all!  All WARP Members are invited to join in!

Register for the Annual Meeting here!   Register!

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Travel Tips for 2017 Annual Conference - Updated!
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Safety in Oaxaca, Mexico
Good Reads for Oaxaca Travelers
Restaurants & Shopping in Oaxaca

Annual Meeting Details:
Only current WARP Members may register.
Dates:  June 8 - 11, 2017, arrive June 8, depart June 11.  WARP activities begin Friday June 9 during breakfast, and end Saturday evening June 10.  Sunday June 11 is play day.  Post-meeting tours depart Sunday, or sign-up for fun activities also offered.  Note the Business Meeting will be held during breakfast on Saturday, to begin by 8:05am!
Included:  Breakfasts Friday through Sunday, and lunches Friday and Saturday, transportation to program activities, and lodging Thursday June 8 through Saturday night June 10 at the Hostal de La Noria in Oaxaca City are all included.  Dinners are not, so plan to have dinner with other WARP members at any of several lovely nearby restaurants.   You are responsible for your own transportation to and from Oaxaca City.  If you choose to arrive earlier or stay extra days at the Hostal de la Noria, contact the hotel directly.  (Do let them know you're with WARP June 8 - 11.)
Costs:  $525 to $575, depending on your choice of accommodations at our hotel, with $100 to $150 added for Single Supplement. All pre- and post meeting activities are charged separately.
Program:  The tentative Program includes our meeting, plus presentations on Friday June 9, and demonstrations and visits to artisans' homes on Saturday July 10.  Times are subject to change, watch the website for last minute details.
In addition, both Tia Stephanie Tours and Traditions Mexico have planned special pre- and post-meeting tours, plus Oaxaca Cultural Navigator is offering 4 additional activities on Sunday June 11.  Scroll down to see more information about the tours, and where to sign up!


Join WARP member Stephanie Schneiderman of Tia Stephanie Tours for an unforgettable pre-meeting and/or post-meeting tour, as well as a separate 1-day natural dying workshop.  Please book your selection directly with Tia Stephanie ToursCheck Stephanie's website for the details, or call her at 1-734-769-7839.  Photo below: A Mexican weaver creates beautiful deep blue cloth on her backstrap loom.  Photo credit (c) Tia Stephanie Tours.
Backstrap Weaver, Chiantla, Mexico Photo courtesy of (c) Tia Stephanie Tours

Eric Mindling caught this beautiful woman in her Scarab Beetle Tree Huipil, for his book Oaxacan Stories in Cloth, (c) Eric Mindling.
Join WARP member Eric Mindling of Traditions Mexico for an extraordinary pre-meeting and/or post-meeting tour.  Please book your selection directly with Traditions Mexico.  Click the pre-meeting or post-meeting tour links for more details, or call cell phone 951 216 2670 (Oaxaca during October-March), or 541 646 0496 (U.S. during April to October.)  Photo above: This beautiful woman proudly models her Scarab Beetle Tree huipil in Eric Mindling's book, Oaxacan Stories in Cloth. (c) Eric Mindling.


Join Norma Schafer of Oaxaca Cultural Navigator or one of her partners to enjoy one of 4 1-day workshops or activities! These 4 activities will be booked for you with WARP when you register for the meeting. Photo below:  Rich deep colors made from cochineal, some overdyed with indigo, flavor this yarn in colors you can almost taste!  Photo credit (c) Norma Schafer, Oaxaca Cultural Navigator.
Norma Schafer, Yarn Natural Dye Workshop Day3 May 2016