Learn to use traditional backstrap looms from Pre-Hispanic times, or a pedal loom, to create your own special pieces. There are over 50 different types of weaving in the Central Highlands, and our teachers can teach you many different designs.
SPINNING AND NATURAL DYES:
This course is a great compliment to the weaving course. Natural dyes have been used in our Valley for thousands of years. Visit us and explore the countryside with our local people, collecting plants and herbs to create your own special dyes.
Learn this traditional Andean craft from the experts, creating beautiful decorative and useful pieces. Journey to Cochas, the village of gourd carvers and visit the house of Delia, our own National Gourd Carving Champion.
Using materials of wire, ropes and beads, you will learn the traditional craft of Peruvian jewellery making to create your own special colourful pieces in Andean patterns. With the help of our patient and flexible teachers, you will learn skills that will last a lifetime.