Andean Knitting with Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez DVD

Join Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez in this video workshop and learn how to knit colorwork chullo hats, scalloped punta edgings, and other traditional knitting techniques from the Andean region. Plus, learn about the culture and history surrounding these knitted hats and bags from the highlands of Peru.
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Andean Knitting with Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez



Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez learned from one of the last traditional knitters in her village in the highlands of Peru. Since then the skills and styles of Andean knitting have been revived in Nilda’s community and throughout the world.


Join Nilda in a workshop that traces the traditions, techniques, and tools of knitting in the Andean Highlands. Focusing on the region’s beautiful and distinctive chullo hats, Nilda demonstrates Andean knitting step by step, including:

  • Three methods for creating the scalloped punta edging
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  • Tricks for managing three or more colors in stranded knitting
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  • How to work in the round from the inside of the piece

Nilda also talks with Interweave's founder, Linda Ligon, about the cultural significance of Andean knitting: what items are traditionally knitted and by whom, how patterns and variations indicate the origin of a knitted piece, and where chullos and other handknits are typically worn.



Learn the history and skills of Andean knitting with this video, then practice the techniques in your own knitting with the included PDF.

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Join host Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez and Interweave's founder Linda Ligon in this video workshop!


This workshop is available on DVD and as an instant video download.



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About Nilda:

Founder and director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC), Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez was born in Chinchero Village near Cusco, Peru. She began spinning wool and alpaca at age six, and was weaving her first patterns by age seven. She is the author of Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands (Interweave, 2007) and Textile Traditions of Chinchero: A Living Heritage (Thrums, 2012). Through the CTTC, Nilda works with Peruvian weavers to preserve their textile heritage and to create a world market for their textiles and a new economy for their communities.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 13KN23
Product Type DVD
Runtime 98 Minutes
ISBN 13 9781620334348
Author/Designer Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez
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