2018: A Sojourn in Peru, with Janine Bajus and Jim “Pecos” Petkiewicz, November 4-15, 2018

We’ll begin our sojourn in Arequipa, a beautiful colonial city at the foot of soaring mountains, where we’ll visit Mundo Alpaca, have a professional Peruvian cooking class, and see historical sights. Then we’ll fly to Cusco, which will be our home base for day trips to Chinchero for textile workshops with the indigenous artisans at the Centro de Textiles Traditionales de Cusco. The workshops will probably include include traditional dyeing, colorwork in the round from the inside (purled with the thumb and the yarn around the neck), and possibly basic band weaving. Afterwards we’ll travel onward to Ollantaytambo and Macchu Pichu. Finally, back to Cusco for several more days of exploration and discovery, before departure. Janine Bajus is a masterful knitwear designer and teacher specializing in colorwork, and author of a beautiful book, The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way. If you read through this Peru 2017 PDF and feel that we are a good fit for one another, then we’d love to have you join us. Email Pecos at peckos@me.com to see if there is still space and we’ll help you get registered and answer any questions you may have. We are so very grateful to be able to share this magnificent culture and people with others who value textiles and people and all that is good in life.