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Andean Simp'a Wallqa

  • B180531
  • Instructor: Bob Galivan
  • Class Type: General
  • Date: Fri. June 8
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $204.00
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The art of braiding in the Andes has existed for thousands of years. Braiding was mainly utilitarian, for slings and ties, but often decorative for headbands and decoration. This Kumihimo braid is an adaptation of an ancient Andean pattern of frets - “broken” diamonds. The name of the project translates to “braided necklace” in Quechua, the indigenous language of Peru. This piece is made using Habu’s viscose sizing yarn in contrasting colors for dramatic effect, and a large spiral clasp. The project can be done on the foam plate or marudai. Instructions will be provided for both.
Students will Learn:
Learn the art of Andean braiding on the square foam plate or the marudai, as they wish. The movements necessary to create Andean braids are different than those used in kumihimo (Japanese braiding). At the end of the class, students will understand Andean braiding techniques, and will be able to read Andean braiding patterns.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Scissors, tape measure. Optional Marudai, tama.
Materials in Kit:
Square foam braiding plate, choice of clasp, selection of fiber for braiding, comprehensive instructions.
One seat per person per class.
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