Andean Weaving Lecture Tour with Abby Franquemont
Workshop Description: Are you curious about Andean weaving? Let Abby show you a selection of techniques and styles from the Cusco area of Peru! Learn how yarn is spun, dyed, and plied, then how warps are made and configured, and then how the weaving actually happens -- and lots of finished textiles, how they function, and why! You'll visit several weaving communities through videos and get an up close look at textiles in Abby's personal collection, with time for Q&A.
Experience Level: No experience needed
Students Should Have: No materials needed
Pay What You Can: $30, $50, or $70. This year’s workshop pricing is a three-tier PWYC, or Pay What You Can with options of $30, $50, and $70; we hope that those of you who can afford to pay more will do so, and that offering a lower tier makes Lambtown Festival Workshops more affordable and inclusive in this difficult year. *Please note: We will not disclose which tier any student chooses and all students will be treated equally by Lambtown Festival and our instructors.
This live workshop will be on Sunday, September 26th, starting at 12:30pm Pacific and ending by 3:30pm. The workshop recording will be available for students to re-watch at their convenience through the end of the year, with the opportunity to watch multiple times as you work through the techniques or simply soak up the expert advice. Students will get a chance to ask the instructor questions during the live webinar.
Registered students will receive a link to the webinar closer to the event date and a link to the recording afterward, and are asked to respect the instructor's work by not sharing their login credentials to allow friends to access the live workshop or video.
Instructor Bio: Abby Franquemont, author of Respect the Spindle, finally realized her lifelong dream of returning to live in Peru, where she grew up spinning, weaving, and doing outrageous yarn tricks just like all the other kids in town. Confined by the pandemic to an ancient compound in the Inca sector of the town of Ollantaytambo, she spends her time spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, writing, developing online content, writing bios she hopes are entertaining, and daydreaming about when we'll all get to do things together again in person.