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Andean Spinning DVD

Andean Spinning DVD

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Learn how to spin in a whole new way with this spinning workshop video. Whether you are brand new to spinning or are a seasoned student, there is something engaging and appealing for everyone.

Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a native of Peru, has become known in her own country and throughout the world as a champion for traditional Andean textiles.

With the simplest of tools, Andean spinners create yarn for their exquisite knitted and woven textiles with awe-inspiring skill and speed.

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

As she demonstrates, Nilda talks with Interweave founder, ClothRoads partner Linda Ligon about the textile traditions, customs, and beliefs of her native Peru.

Celebrate this rich and living heritage by joining Nilda and Linda to spin and chat as Andean women have done for thousands of years.

You will love this video if:

  • You want to learn new spinning techniques steeped in ethnic tradition
  • You are curious about spinning traditions from around the world
  • You enjoy learning about different cultures through their textiles
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