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Traditional Textiles of the Andes Collection

Explore the unique culture of the Andes, as well as learn the skills and styles of Andean knitting and spinning in this one-of-a-kind Traditional Textiles of the Andes Collection!
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Traditional Textiles of the Andes Collection
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Traditional Textiles of the Andes Collection
 

This collection brings you the traditions, techniques, and tools of knitting and spinning in the Andean Highlands. Enjoy learning about this unique culture while you join Nilda Callañaupa Alveraz as she teaches you the skills and styles of Andean knitting and spinning.


 
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Andean Knitting with Nilda Callañaupa Alveraz

DVD


Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez learned from one of the last traditional knitters in her village in the highlands of Peru. Since then the skills and styles of Andean knitting have been revived in Nilda’s community and throughout the world.

Focusing on the region’s beautiful and distinctive chullo hats, Nilda demonstrates Andean knitting step by step, including:

  • Three methods for creating the scalloped
    punta edging
  • Tricks for managing three or more colors in
    stranded knitting
  • How to work in the round from the inside of
    the piece
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Andean Spinning  

Andean Spinning with Nilda Callañaupa Alveraz
DVD

In this spinning video, Nilda introduces us to the spinning techniques and traditions of the Andes, from fiber preparation to finishing.

You’ll learn about:

  • Traditional Andean drop spindles
  • Preparation of wool and alpaca fibers for spinning
  • The Andean double-drafting technique for both drop spinning and support spinning
  • Three ways to ply spindle-spun yarn
  • Yarn preparation for knitting and weaving
     
     
Faces of Tradition  

Faces of Tradition: Weaving Elders of the Andes
Book

 

In this revealing cultural study, dozens of ancient weavers and the landscapes that they occupy in the Cusco region of the Andes are vividly portrayed through personal stories and life experiences, bringing to life the decades of endurance, skill, fortitude, and natural pride honed from the time-honored traditions of the region and its people.

Intimate photographs capture each of the elders, some of whom had never seen a picture of themselves or even looked in a mirror, revealing the life, strength, character, and experience of these men and women.

     

Order the Traditional Textiles of the Andes Collection today!

 

SKU: T5501

Format: Kit

SKU: T5501

Format: Kit