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Secrets of spinning, weaving, and knitting in the Peruvian Highlands

Author: Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez; Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco (Peru)
Publisher: Loveland, Colorado : Thrums Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez has gathered artisans of all ages to share their knowledge, lore, and deep skills, highlighting many of the techniques used by craftspeople in the Andes. They reveal clever highland secrets for everything from skeining yarn and knitting in reverse to weaving tubular borders and embellishing fabric with complex stitches. For many of these techniques, they provide concise step-by-step  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez; Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco (Peru)
ISBN: 0998452351 9780998452357
OCLC Number: 975019972
Description: iv, 137 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Spinning. Starting to spin ; Other techniques ; Skeining ; Plying --
Weaving. Kh'ata plain weave ; Doble cara complementary warp ; Ley supplementary warp ; Watay resist dye ; Ticlla discontinuous warp ; Doubleweave ; Golon woven band --
Knitting. Chullo hat ; Scallop cast-on techniques ; Motifs ; Borders and finishing details ; Q'urpu bobble --
Finishing.;Awapa and Chichilla tubular borders ; Kumpay, Chukay, and Tikachay joins, seams, and embroidery ; Tassels, pom-poms, and Watana ; Waraqa sling braid.
Responsibility: Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez and the weavers of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.

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Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez provides an inspirational new view into the world of Andean textiles.  Read more...

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Summer 2018This book has the most beautiful and detailed photographs of techniques that I have ever seen in a volume of its kind. The pictures are magnificent and the number of color prints is Read more...

 
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