Spanglishfabrics

Guatemalan Fabrics and more

Georgia, United States · 2203 Sales

Spanglishfabrics

Guatemalan Fabrics and more

Georgia, United States 2203 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(628)

Announcement   I sell Guatemalan fabrics because I love them. The colors and textures inspire me and bring a little bit of Guatemala into my home. I hope that you enjoy the colors as much as I do and decide to try incorporating some of them into your next project. All the fabrics are 100% cotton and are hand woven in Guatemala.
Be sure to check out other fun stuff I do with Spanglish Fabrics on facebook. My page is simply Spanglish Fabrics!

Be sure and check out my Facebook page - Spanglish Fabrics. I post pictures from my trips to Guatemala as well as pictures of things that customers and I have made with Guatemalan fabric. You can also find Spanglish Fabrics on Pinterest and Instagram.

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 13, 2016

I sell Guatemalan fabrics because I love them. The colors and textures inspire me and bring a little bit of Guatemala into my home. I hope that you enjoy the colors as much as I do and decide to try incorporating some of them into your next project. All the fabrics are 100% cotton and are hand woven in Guatemala.
Be sure to check out other fun stuff I do with Spanglish Fabrics on facebook. My page is simply Spanglish Fabrics!

Be sure and check out my Facebook page - Spanglish Fabrics. I post pictures from my trips to Guatemala as well as pictures of things that customers and I have made with Guatemalan fabric. You can also find Spanglish Fabrics on Pinterest and Instagram.

Debbie Maclin

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Debbie Maclin

Guatemalan Fabric Purple Stripes -Acrylic
US$5.00
Chiapas Handwoven Cream and Army GreenTextile
US$26.00
Chiapas Handwoven Ruby Red and Cream Textile
US$26.00
Chiapas Handwoven Cream and Fuchsia Textile
US$26.00
Chiapas Handwoven Gold and Periwinkle Textile
US$26.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Pico de Gallo Red
US$18.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Passionate Purple
US$18.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Amber Wave
US$18.00
Guatemalan Ikat in White and Blue Blitz
US$18.00
Blue and White Corte Guatemalan Fabric One
US$14.00
Blue and White Ikat Guatemalan Corte Three
US$14.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric Black and White
US$18.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Rabinal Red
US$16.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Juicy Fruit Stripe
US$18.00
Guatemalan Fabric in Blue Stripes
US$20.00
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(628)
Maria Shacreaw

Maria Shacreaw on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased more since I love this fabric so much. Great seller! Nice product, shipped promptly! Thanks!

gracielet13

gracielet13 on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is wonderful unique fabric! It is gauzy and beautiful, and has an interesting feel, a little like starch, that Debbie tells me comes from treating the thread with ground corn for tortillas prior to weaving the fabric. I can't wait to use this to make a top (hopefully reminiscent of a huipil) as well as a scarf/shawl, a pretty beach coverup, etc. Debbie is incredibly helpful and can answer any questions that you have about her fabrics. This shop is a treasure!!

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Updates

Great vintage huipil. So soft!

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Guatemalan Huipil in Soft Purple
US$38.00
Bench cover made by one of my fantastic customers. Just beautiful.

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Ikat Fabric White with Black Design
US$24.00
Canning tomatoes. Like the apron? You can make your own with great Guatemalan fabric.

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About

Gorgeous Hand Woven Fabric

I've been addicted to Guatemalan fabric since 1981. That's the year I arrived in Guatemala as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was amazed at the colors and the weaving. I saved every penny I could from my living allowance to buy guipiles and corte. I came back to the States with an incredible supply.

One of the things I always wanted to do was give back to Guatemala. I realized that my experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer had transformed my life. I met my husband there and became a Spanish teacher because of the language I learned in Guatemala. So, I combined my love of fabric with that goal and started buying fabric to sell.

I do not buy wholesale. There is not a warehouse where I load up a truck. I go door to door and buy from cooperatives and small time weavers. I don't make a huge profit. I hope I break even. All the money I make goes to pay for the trips and to pay for more fabric. I love knowing that a weaver now has a little money to help with daily expenses because I bought 10 or 20 yards of fabric or a couple of pieces of jade.

I hope this gives some insight into why I am not able to sell wholesale. When you buy from me, you are really helping an artisian in Guatemala.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016
Hola, thanks for shopping at Spanglish Fabrics. I hope you love the colors and textures of Guatemala as much as I do. These fabrics make great additions to your quilting fabric collection. Use them to add color and a bit of ethnicity to any room with throw pillows or table runners. Or do what I do with a lot of my Guate fabric - just enjoy looking at it!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All payments are through PayPal or through Etsy. Please pay promptly so I can send you your fabric promptly.
Shipping
Shipping is done within three days. If something happens that I can't ship during that time frame, I will let you know when you order. I usually ship priority or first class mail.

I do ship internationally. Please contact me and let me know what you'd like and I'll give you a shipping price. I've had great luck with international orders doing them this way.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are 100% guarenteed. If for any reason you are not pleased with the fabric you may return it within 10 days for a complete refund, minus the shipping fee. Once I receive the item, I will refund your payment. I recommend returning the item using priority mail so that you will have a tracking number.

Fabric bought during a sale or special offer is not returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
All the fabrics on this site are 100% cotton hand-dyed and hand-woven in Guatemala. The regular fabric is 36 inches wide. The fabric is not cut until you buy it. When you order multiple yards, you'll receive your fabric in a continuous piece.

Since these fabrics are hand woven there might be slight imperfections. These are characteristics that make the fabric stand out from machine made fabrics.

The corte pieces are different widths. The width of each one is in the description.

Fabrics should be prewashed before sewing with them. Edges of the fabric should be zigzagged to prevent fraying. Fabrics should be washed with like colors in the washing machine on the gently cycle with a warm wash. In order to ensure that colors don’t run, add 1 teaspoon of the fixative, Retayne, for every yard of fabric. Remove fabric from the machine right after the final spin cycle. Dry in the dryer until damp dry using the coolest temperature. Fabric should then be hung up to finish drying.

Retayne can be ordered on-line from any number of sites such as Joanne’s or Amazon.