Tinkuy 2017

  • 08 Nov 2017
  • 10:00 AM (UTC-05:00)
  • 11 Nov 2017
  • 8:00 PM (UTC-05:00)
  • Cusco, Peru

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • The Textile Lover Packet includes access to all Tinkuy 2017 events including keynote speakers, guest speakers, weaving demonstrations, textile organization presentations, and nightly activities. Hands-on workshops offered separately and not included in in Textile Lover package.

    The Student Rate is for full-time 2017 students ONLY. Students must provide student ID upon arrival at Tinkuy. If you register as a full-time student and aren't, you will pay the additional fee at Tinkuy registration.
  • The Textile Master Package includes access to all Tinkuy 2017 events including keynote speakers, guest speakers, weaving demonstrations, textile organization presentations, and nightly activities.

    The Textile Master Package includes three workshops which the participant selects from the five offered. Each workshop is one day of class time: two hours of instruction in the morning and two hours of instruction in the afternoon.

    The Student Rate is for full-time 2017 students ONLY. Students must provide student ID upon arrival at Tinkuy. If you register as a full-time student and aren't, you will pay the additional fee at Tinkuy registration.
  • The Textile Lover Packet includes access to all Tinkuy 2017 events including keynote speakers, guest speakers, weaving demonstrations, textile organization presentations, and nightly activities. Hands-on workshops offered separately and not included in in Textile Lover package.
  • The Textile Master Package includes access to all Tinkuy 2017 events including keynote speakers, guest speakers, weaving demonstrations, textile organization presentations, and nightly activities.

    The Textile Master Package includes three workshops which the participant selects from the five offered. Each workshop is one day of class time: two hours of instruction in the morning and two hours of instruction in the afternoon.

Choose one type of registration. If you register for the Textile Lover Package and want to sign up for hands-on workshops or the post-Tinkuy natural-dye workshop, you will select those during the registration process.


November 8-13, 2017 


Join Andean Textile Arts and the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) for an international gathering of indigenous textile artisans, textile enthusiasts, art historians, anthropologists, and many others to celebrate and share the wealth and diversity of our textile traditions. More than the sum of its workshops and demonstrations, Tinkuy is an experience that stays with you for a lifetime.


The Location

Cusco, Peru, is the capital of the ancient Inca Empire, the historic capital of Peru, and a World Heritage site. It is a gateway to Machu Picchu and other important archeological sites, and enjoys a dramatic setting at 11,200 feet in the Andes near the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River. A blending of ancient Inca stonework and Colonial architecture, important cultural museums, and a vibrant artisan culture make this a compelling destination for visitors. Tinkuy events will be held in the Cusco Convention Center in the heart of the old city.


The Program

Beginning with a festive parade of weavers up the Avenida Sol and a blessing by Q’eros shamans and Elders of the weaving communities, through four days of presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops, Tinkuy 2017 offers an unsurpassed experience in indigenous textiles of the Americas and beyond.

Complete with keynote speakers, artisan presentations and demonstrations, cultural performances, a fashion show, a movie night, and spinning competitions.To see the full schedule of events, go to Tinkuy2017.textilescusco.org. While a few speakers and program details are still being confirmed, you can see what is occurring each day before choosing a workshop--many of the con-current lectures are geared toward the indigenous artisans. 


The Registration Packages

The Textile Master Package

Includes access to all Tinkuy 2017 events including keynote speakers, guest speakers, weaving demonstrations, textile organization presentations, and nightly activities. The Textile Master Packet includes three workshops which the participant selects from the five offered below. DO NOT ADD YOUR WORKSHOP CHOICES at time of registration. After registration, you will contacted for your workshop choices. 


Register for the Textile Master Package

Fee USD $590


A Student Rate for 2017 full-time students with ID is offered for this package. USD $385


The Textile Lover Package

Includes access to all Tinkuy 2017 events including keynote speakers, guest speakers, weaving demonstrations, textile organization presentations, and nightly activities. Hands-on workshops offered separately and not included in the Textile Lover package. You will need to sign up for workshops. 


Register for the Textile Lover Package

Fee USD $410


A Student Rate for 2017 full-time students with ID is offered for this package. USD $265


Hands-On Workshops

All of the hands-on workshops are offered every day from Nov 9 – 11. Each workshop is a total of 4 hours of instruction: 10:30a-12:30p and 2:00p-4:00p. Register for one, two, or three workshops (one per day). All workshops have a class-size limit of 20 students. 

ALERT: If you register for Textile Master Package, you do not register for your workshop online! 

For the Textile Lover Package, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR  WORKSHOP(S) AT THE SAME TIME OF REGISTRATION FOR YOUR PACKAGE AS WORKSHOP SPACE IS LIMITED. After registering for  a Tinkuy package and choosing your workshop(s), you will be notified what day(s) your workshop will take place. 


Fee: USD $80 per workshop (no early bird fee and no student rate). 

Note: If you have registered for the Textile Master Package, three workshops are included in the package and you will be contacted after registration for your choices. 


1. Basic Backstrap Weaving

Instructors: Weavers from the community of Chinchero

Difficulty Level: Basic


Andean weavers have used backstrap looms since time immemorial, creating some of the most complex textiles in the world with advanced techniques. Of the hundreds of textile techniques invented and used in the Andes, complementary warp-faced weaving is perhaps the most widely used today. In this workshop you will learn the basics of weaving on a backstrap loom in the doble cara (complementary warp faced) technique. Like all beginning weavers, you will start weaving on jakima, narrow ribbons that teach the basic principles and mechanics of handling a backstrap loom. After weaving a jakima of J’ata, or plain weave, you will then move on to learning Tanka ch’uru, the first design nearly all young weavers learn. This workshop will teach you all the basic principles of the doble cara technique that you will need to weave larger pieces.


2. Advanced Backstrap Weaving

Instructors: Weavers from the community of Pitumarca

Difficulty Level: Advanced


For those already familiar with the backstrap loom, this workshop focuses on an advanced form of the doble cara (complimentary warp faced) technique that is known simply as three color designs. This workshop will teach you how to weave the design Chunchu in three colors in a chumpi, or belt. Chunchu are people of the Amazonian jungle, and figure prominently in many weaving designs as well as in traditional dances in the Cusco region. Students who sign up for this workshop ought to already be familiar with weaving on the backstrap loom and confident in their abilities to weave in the doble cara technique.


3. Chichilla Tubular Border Weaving

Instructors: Weavers from the community of Accha Alta and Chahuaytire

Difficulty level: Beginner


Although many of us are more familiar with the tubular border technique Ñawi awapa from Chinchero, weavers from the communities of Accha Alta and Chahuaytire maintain a sister technique known as Chichilla. As in ñawi awapa, this tubular border is also woven and sewn onto the edge of the textile at the same time. Unlike in ñawi awapa, however, chichilla makes use of multiple heddles to create the ‘eye’ design. In this workshop you will learn how to warp and set up the heddles for chichilla, which is the hardest part of the technique. After setting up your small loom, you will realize the advantage of using multiple heddles as weaving becomes incredibly easy.


4. Qhurpus Knitting

Instructors: Weavers from the community of Accha Alta

Difficulty level: Beginner


While knitting was introduced to the peoples of South America by the Spanish, since colonial times indigenous peoples have made the technique entirely their own as they invent new designs and variations. In Accha Alta weavers create unique chullo, or hats, using a technique known as qhurpus in Quechua and bolitas in Spanish. The names for this technique derive from the small, decorative bobbles that cover the outside of the hat. Traditionally adults made chullo in the qhurpu technique for children for good luck and protection. Before knitting, they tie thousands of the qhurpu bobbles into the knitting yarn. In this workshop you will learn how to tie the bobbles into the yarn before knitting, and then how to knit a small bag in the qhurpu technique.



5. Andean Spinning

Instructors: Weavers from the community of Sallac

Difficulty level: Beginner


Have you ever wondered how weavers use a simple drop spindle to produce the huge quantities of thread they need to create their beautiful textiles? How do they keep the spindle spinning, and what really are the mechanics behind it? Discover the answers to all of these questions and more as you learn to spin and ply yarn from alpaca fiber and then create skeins using a number of different techniques. While the concepts of spinning with a drop spindle are simple, it takes great skill, practice, and dedication to reliably produce beautiful, even thread.


Post-Tinkuy Natural Dye Workshop

Date: Sunday, Nov 12, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Place: Chinchero

Fee: USD $80 


Tinkuy 2017 offers one post-conference workshop which will teach the secrets of planet and animal dyes that have been used for thousands of years by the peoples of Peru. Participants will learn to dye eight colors while working with weavers from the Chinchero weaving association. All materials, lunch, and transportation to and from Chinchero are included in the cost of the workshop; space in the workshop is limited to 20 people. Registration for the Post-Tinkuy Natural Dye Workshop is separate from Tinkuy 2017 registration and is not included in any of the Tinkuy 2017 registration packets.


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