Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tinkuy Peru 2010

The above picture is from Laverne Waddington's blog "Backstrap Weaving"

Can't let this month go by without mention these beautiful articles posted on the web regarding Tinkuy de Tejedores 2010 which is a conference celebrating traditional weaving and textiles. It's four days of weaving, spinning, knitting, singing, dancing, storytelling, and conferencing. Not just weavers from Peru, there are weavers from Guatemala, Bolivia, and all over the world.

Laverne posted a couple of articles on her blog.

You can read the articles at the following link. There's lots of pictures and there are two articles because of all the pictures.

Blogger/weaver Beth Smith and her daughter Maggie also attended the Tinkuy and posted an article on her blog "Three Sheeps to the Wind"

You can see the article at:

The event was organized by Centro de Textiles Tradicionales de Cusco (CTTC) or Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, dedicated to the preservation of local traditional fiber arts.

You can visit their website;

What a wonderful gathering it was. It's wonderful that these ladies took the time to share their trip with us so we can travel with them through their pictures and words.

Have a good day!

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