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Artisan crafts in Valparaiso

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Artisan crafts in Valparaiso

Crafts and artisan workshop in Valparaiso, sustainable tourism

Crafts in Valparaiso workshopVisit Valparaiso and take a step back in time at this creative workshop to rediscover Chile’s traditional pedal sewing.

Chile is a country deeply woven in tradition and history, and you can be part of rescuing one of Chile’s oldest textile traditions – pedal sewing – with this experience that scratches beneath the surface of artisan crafts.

Jump into a creative mode while in Chile’s cultural capital of Valparaiso with this hands-on workshop that looks at this history and cultural identity of this antique method and the ways the new generation is trying to bring it into a contemporary scene. Learn the technique, and then craft your own masterpiece with textile art designer Estefanía Ramones.

Includes:

  • 3 hour workshop with bi-lingual craftswoman
  • Take home your handcrafted and bespoke souvenir
  • Tea/Coffee with a typical Chilean sweet

Details:

  • Only available in Valparaiso
  • Consult for transport (additional cost)
  • 1 person bookings welcome too!
  • Mon-Fri, depending on availability
  • Minimum 48 hours notice

Price: $65USD per person

More questions? Visit our FAQs, check out our Ts&Cs, or send us your thoughts below!

Want to know a bit more about the technique?

“Ancestral yarn techniques with a manual spindle and loom were used by the indigenous Aymara and Mapuche tribes, and they are practices that continue today. The textiles used by the Aymaras and Mapuches were influenced by Spanish colonization, and today new raw materials such as wool are well incorporated, as well as more modern types of looms. These influences are very visible in the central area, in the fabrics of chamantos and blankets, and in Chilean cowboy attire in Patagonia.”

Estefanía Ramones

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Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes is a British journalist who has been living in the Southern Hemisphere for the last six years, has tried over 500 Malbecs, eaten over 600 Chilean oysters and still has a functioning liver and kidneys (as far as she knows).
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