Join Aula and our artisan partners from Pichinku for an intimate experience of natural dyeing in the Sacred Valley of Cusco.


Nestled in the small town of Lamay and set against the dramatic peaks and fertile farmland of the valley, the Pichinku workshop is dedicated to creating plant dyes using materials and techniques practiced in the Cusco region for thousands of years.


You’ll spend the day with Pichinku’s all-female team of natural dye experts, learning from the masters about the local dye plants, foraging for your materials, processing them according to traditional local practices and creating a range of all-natural, vibrant dyes.


& inclusions:

Full duration of the workshop, including roundtrip transportation and lunch: Full day (approx. 7 hours)


Minimum occupancy: 2 guests


  • 3-4 hour natural dyeing workshop hosted by Pichinku

  • Weaving and spinning demonstration

  • All dye materials

  • 3 skeins of yarn to dye and take home with you (yarn is medium-quality wool yarn. Higher quality yarn, e.g. baby alpaca, merino wool, may be provided for an additional charge)

  • Mid-morning snack

  • To-go lunch

  • Bi-lingual guide

  • Private roundtrip transportation from Cusco*

*Please let us know if you require pick-up or drop-off at a location not in Cusco

The workshop will be lead by the Pichinku team of natural dye experts. Feel free to bring a couple small clothing items or fabric pieces to dye along with the yarn.


Open to all ages and all levels! Please let us know if you will be traveling with a child.


& cancellation:

Pricing varies depending on group size:

2 guests: $180 per person

3 guests: $160 per person

4 guests: $140 per person

5 guests: $120 per person

6+ guests: $115 per person

We request the full balance of the workshop be paid upon reservation, including a 30% non-refundable deposit. Please review our Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

All cancellations must be communicated to as soon as possible.

  • Cancellations made more than 1 week in advance of the reservation date will be refunded in full, excluding the 30% deposit and any banking or deposit fees

  • Cancellations made less than 1 week in advance of the reservation will be subject to a 15% charge of the total workshop cost

  • Cancellations made less than 3 days in advance of the reservation will not be eligible for reimbursement

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