The objective of this course
After taking our course you will be able to make a purse by arpilleria, an andean technique that consists of portraying or creating a scene based on sewing or manually embroidering pieces of different fabrics and threads. Everyone can do it! That's what this course is all about - breaking down the steps of arpilleria. We hope this course can also be a break in your life, a time for you to discover and feel new materials, and enjoy a creative and fullfilling personal space.
Who is the teacher?
The Peruvian artisan Rosa Palomino teaches the course. She is a certified artisan by the Mincetur (Ministry of Commerce and Tourism of Perú). She has more than 30 years doing her craft and is frequently by the peruvian government and NGOs to teach this craft to aspiring artisans.
Where can I find the the materials?
In any craft store or amazon. Please get in contact with us if you need help finding the materials.
What will you be able to do with this course?
Learning this technique from the beginning guarantees that we will be able to work bigger projects later such as dresses or tablecloth. Remember that any learning requires a lot of patience and that we are all capable of learning what we propose.
If you've ever wanted to jump right into basket weaving with vegetable fibers, but didn't know how - this is the perfect course for you.
How does this course work?
This course is taught by a certified teacher. The course teaches step by step how to make the specific project of arpilleria. While it will be easier to follow along if you have some experience with sewing, it is not a requirement. If this course goes too quickly or seems too advanced for you, send us your questions. We are sure anyone is capable of finishing the project on their own, but we are happy to help.
Throughout this course, you will be working on your own arpilleria project. Each lesson is explained by a video.
Why should you enroll?
You should enroll if you want to quickly learn the basic building blocks of creating unique peruvian crafts. We are always available to help out - as if you were in a live course. So if you ever get stuck or need something explained, you will find an answer. By the way, Rosa, the instructor, has taught over hundreds of artisans in Perú and has years of experience in his craft.
Learning the techniques in this course means that you will not only be able to make the purse taught, you will be able to use the same technique to make dresses, carpets, and other decorative home objects.
We can't wait to see you in the course!
In what language is the course?
What moves the people working in Artesany is to bring to your home online courses from artisans all over the world. Some of them speak English but most don't. This course has audio in Spanish and subtitles in English. We believe the benefits of learning are far greater than the barriers of language, but we will be glad to help with any necessary translations.
Artisan Rosa Palomino, promoter and teacher of the Arpilleria in Peru, builder of identity and craft traditions in the towns of Pucallpa and Villa Maria del Triunfo in Lima.