CraftED: Spinning Yarn the Andean Way with Francesca Carella Arfinengo



Spinning Yarn the Andean Way with Francesca Carella Arfinengo


Workshop Description:

Spinning yarn the Andean Way is a three session workshop focusing on transmitting yarn production techniques based in the Andean tradition.

In the three sessions, participants will learn how to prepare fleece using just their hands and spin beautiful yarn with a pushka. They will also learn how to ply their singles using the Andean bracelet method.

All workshop activities have been designed to be approachable and intended to guide participants in thediscovery of the subject at their own speed. Since minimal equipment and preparation is required to make yarn in this way, practicing this craft is possible and easy to incorporate in modern busy lifestyles.

Workshop participants should be over the age of six.


Workshop Runs: March 1, 8 and 15, 2020

1:00 – 3:00 pm


Registration: $150

  • Registration is non-refundable


Registration deadline: February 12, 2020


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Any Questions regarding this workshop?

Contact MCC Programme Coordinator, Katrina Craig at or (204) 615-3951.


Meet your Instructor

Francesca Carella Arfinengo is a settler person of colour. She is an emerging artist, arts administrator and workshop facilitator. Using mostly textiles, her art practice explores trans-culturalism, displacement and immigration.