NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP

BY PICHINKU

Join the Pichinku girls at their workshop in the Sacred Valley of Cusco for an unforgettable experience of culture and color!

Pichinku is a social enterprise that is committed to preserving the rich cultural and environmental heritage of the Andes. Each workshop directly benefits the preservation of artisanal techniques and the well-being of those that practice them. 

 

Our workshops are intimate experiences for small groups to learn about techniques that have been practiced for thousands of years in Peru. Roll up your sleeves to work hands-on with Peruvian fibers, locally collected dye plants, the traditional backstrap loom and drop spindle. 

 

We work with a medium quality wool yarn for our workshops that is suited for teaching/learning purposes. We can provide higher quality yarn (baby alpaca or merino wool) if desired by the client with two week’s notice before the workshop date and at an additional charge.

2 Hours Experience

Workshop includes 3 skeins of medium quality wool yarn (that clients will dye themselves and keep), materials to learn 3 naturally dyed colors, light snack and coffee / tea.

4 Hours Experience

Workshop includes short excursion to harvest chilca leaves along the nearby river, 5 skeins of medium quality wool yarn (that clients will dye themselves and keep), materials to learn 5 naturally dyed colors, light snack and coffee / tea.

8 Hours Experience

Workshop includes short excursion to harvest chilca leaves along the nearby river, 8 skeins of medium quality wool yarn (that clients will dye themselves and keep), materials to learn 8 naturally dyed colors, light snack and coffee / tea, mid afternoon break for lunch and refreshments.

 

SERVICES INCLUDED


Private transportation. Private guide All dye materials Wool yarn* (that clients will dye themselves and keep) Light snack and coffee/tea




SERVICES NOT INCLUDED


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