Peru has many rich textile traditions, and Abby is here to share an overview of traditional textile practices in the Cusco region of Peru today. Learn about the setting and how that affects the textiles people make, which animals they raise for fiber, where people live, what spinning, dyeing, weaving, and knitting look like, and more! Not only will you see photos and video of Quechua communities, you’ll learn more about what people are doing to keep textile pursuits alive as their lives get more modern — both for personal and family use, and professionally.


Students will Learn: To appreciate the beautiful textiles of Peru


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.


This workshop was recorded exclusively for Lambtown festival. Students who registered before the festival were invited to attend a watch party with the instructor, in which the instructor answered live questions from students.  The recorded workshop and watch party videos are 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.

Textile Traditions of Peru - Recorded Workshop

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