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Arpillera Masterclass – Mother’s Day Edition

May 9 @ 10:00 - 12:30

Arpillera Masterclass - Mother’s Day Edition 2021

le dimanche 9 mai et le dimanche 16 mai, de 10h à 12h30 sur Zoom

Sunday, May 9th and Sunday May 16th from 10am to 12:30pm on Zoom

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À propos de cet événement

Is COVID keeping you and your mother apart? Join the textile mother-daughter duo, Eloïse Ptito and Carolina Echeverria, on a two-session online ARPILLERA workshop beginning on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021 and ending on May 16, 2021.

Drawing from their own Chilean roots, this masterclass will be dedicated to the “Arpillera” patch-working process. Translating into “burlap” in Spanish, the Arpillera is traditionally a brightly-coloured, landscape patchwork picture that was most commonly crafted as a means of secret protest during the 1970s military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Arpilleras were often made in workshops and secretly distributed abroad through human rights groups, all while participants processed their own personal traumas and injustices through the art of picture patchwork-making.

This workshop will encourage mothers, sons, and daughters to recycle their own personal and sacred materials together that can then be made into their own “Arpillera”. In this workshop, we will be processing the collective anxiety and grief universally felt during the complex year that was 2020 and create our own patchwork picture that will reflect this.

The workshop will begin with a brief presentation exploring the history of the “Arpillera” and how this traditional textile practice can be used to envision a better world or to simply process one’s current reality through the artistic up-cycling of one’s textile remnants. Very basic embroidery techniques will then be introduced to aid participants in creating their patchwork picture.

Registration fee for both Mother and Daughter/Son: $ 80.00

Optional Materials Kit to be sent either to the USA or Canada: $ 50.00 extra

Arpillera Masterclass - Mother’s Day Edition 2021
Arpillera Masterclass – Mother’s Day Edition 2021




Atelier d’art Métèque
Native Immigrant