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Yorkshire and Humberside
22 October 2021  -  23 October 2021

Arpilleras textile-making workshop


22-23 October, 2-5pm, Leeds University Union, LS2 9JZ

Join Tatiana Hernández-De Ceapóg for free textile-making workshops as part of Platforma 6

An enjoyable craft session for people of all ages with no experience necessary, inspired by the Chilean textile art form of creating ‘Arpilleras’. Children under the age of 16 are welcome but must have an adult with them.

Participants will be taught the practical skills needed to contribute to a large-scale ‘communal arpillera’ which will be displayed at the end of the workshops.

You are welcome to attend either or both sessions and/or the talks at 4pm each day. 

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The sessions are inspired by a new online exhibition commissioned or Platforma 6 from Conflict Textiles.

We will also hear from the local Chilean community about their knowledge of arpilleras and other Chilean art forms including murals such as the one created by refugees at Leeds University Union


Friday 22nd October

2-4pm Workshops

4-5pm: Conflict Textiles presentation of some arpilleras from their collection, plus Q&A

Saturday 23rd October

2-4pm: Workshops

4-5pm: “And there will be work for all” – The story of the creation and restoration of a Chilean mural at Leeds University Union