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Nutmeg Spinners' Guild

  • St. John's Episcopal Church 679 Farmington Avenue West Hartford, CT, 06119 United States (map)

Peruvian Textiles

On June 1st our Guild president Terri Guerette will be leading us in a self-guided guild program about the weavers, textiles, and communities around the Sacred Valley of Peru. The program includes video, speaker notes, and a selection of textiles representing the wide variety of weaving structures and designs from the various communities, from intricate warp-faced pickup techniques to tapestry and scaffold-weaving, plus knitting, dyeing, braiding, and more.

I will also share what I learned in a workshop with Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez at SOAR 2012 and help those interested in learning to spin on an Andean spindle.

The materials fee will be $25 and includes an Andean spindle, alpaca fiber, and handouts. Anyone who does not wish to keep their spindle may return the spindle to Terri for a $15 refund.