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


Recorded Workshop Details: This workshop was recorded exclusively for Lambtown Festival. Students who registered before the festival were invited to attend a webinar with the instructor, in which the instructor answered live questions from students. The recorded workshop is available for purchase now through the end of the year. Students have the opportunity to watch each video multiple times as they work through the techniques or simply soak up the expert advice.


Buyers will receive links to download their Digital products in the Thank You page of the Checkout, along with an emailed link.


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.

Recorded Andean Weaving Lecture Tour workshop