Peruvian Fiber Artist Qarla Quispe will be offering a Talk, Trunk Show, and Workshop on Block Printing on Fabric at the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, located at 325 Paseo De Onate, Española, on Tuesday, December 5th.
– Talk and Trunk Show 5:00 -7:00 PM, Free & open to the public.
– Workshop* 12:00-4:00 PM Members: $55 Non-Members: $65 Materials fee: $5 per T-Shirt
*Pre-registration is necessary for the workshop from 12-4pm. Please visit the ticket link above to register. The talk is free and does not need any registration.
Living in Lima but inspired by her roots, Qarla Quispe has devoted herself to promoting the “pollera”, or traditional full gathered skirt worn by highland Quechua women. Designing her own fabric with woodblock prints, line drawings, and ink paintings, she creates fashion polleras based on designs from Huancayo, Ayacucho, and many other local traditions. Her fledgling business, Warmichic (warmi is “woman” in Quechua) aims to create pride in rural indigenous heritage among the young women in Lima. Qarla will bring examples of her work and offer a talk about the inspiration for her work and the symbolism behind her chosen imagery.