Produced by PieceWork
Join Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez in this video workshop and learn how to knit colorful chullo hats, scalloped punta edgings, and other traditional knitting techniques from Chinchero, a community in the Andes of Peru. Nilda also explains the culture and history surrounding these knitted hats and bags which form a part of the living textile culture of Chinchero.
Produced by Spin-off
Learn how to spin in the traditional Andean style, from Nilda Callañaupa Alveraz, weaver and spinner from the community of Chinchero in Cusco, Peru. Nilda shows the entire process, from preparing fiber to spinning with a pushka, or drop spindle traditional to the Andes.