Knitting with Nilda DVD edited


Andean Knitting with Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez
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.

Spinning with Nilda DVD 2


Andean Spinning with Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez
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.