Advanced Randa Embroidery with Claribel / TBD (online)
//New offering by request! This advanced session assumes some previous knowledge of basic randa stitches.//
Claribel will be demonstrating two more advanced randa varieties in this one-hour session, and we will put together a PDF guide with close-up images and videos after the session.
This is a special one-hour embroidery class taught by our friend and master embroiderer Claribel. She has vast experience teaching different embroidery techniques in Guatemala, both to local communities and international visitors. We usually spend some time with her during our Textile Travels, too -- it's great fun to combine embroidery with her delicious cooking at her house (her family has a restaurant!).
"Randa" refers to a special embroidery technique that joins panels of handwoven textiles together decoratively. Guatemalan textiles are usually used to their fullest extent, meaning that weavings are not cut and are rather kept in the original woven panel shapes. Because backstrap weaving can only be as wide as the hips and physical strength allow, several panels must be combined to make one larger textile. This is when randa embroidery is used - for huipiles, cortes, tzutes, and other pieces of garments that require a larger piece of textile.
The class will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 12noon-1pm Guatemala time (CST) with Claribel as the teacher and Kakaw staff helping with translation and moderation.
An email with more details will be sent a few days before the class, including the Zoom meeting invitation. The PDF guide will be sent after the class, as we will be creating it specific to the content presented in this session by Claribel. The class will be recorded and shared privately, so participants will be able to go back and review the material at their leisure.
Maximum 10 participants.
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