CraftED: Spinning Yarn the Andean Way with Francesca Carella Arfinengo – POSTPONED



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.

A portion of your workshop fee will be donated to the CTTC ( who works to preserve ancient textile techniques in the Andean regions of Peru.


Workshop Runs: June 6, 13, and 20, 2020

1:00 – 3:00 pm


Registration: $150

  • Registration is non-refundable


Registration deadline: May 13, 2020


Register Online:

Registration for this class has reached capacity. Please contact [email protected] for wait list options. Our apologies and thank you!


Any Questions regarding this workshop?

Contact MCC Programme Coordinator, Katrina Craig at [email protected] 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.