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Category Archives: The Craft of Art Knitting

February 9, 2014 The Art of Crochet

The story of our hand crochet Mirabelle Dress begins in Peru, with four talented women.  It takes the four women five days to make just one dress, and countless hours of experience perfecting every tiny stitch. One of the women … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 Artisan Knitters of the Andes

Countless hours and often a lifetime of experience go into the creation of our art knits. Only a handful of knitters in the world have the skill to transform the intricate and original designs we come up with into exquisite … Continue reading

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February 25, 2013 Ancient Textile Traditions of Chinchero

by guest blogger, Kezia Huseman Chinchero is a small village in Peru, located in the departamento (state) of Cusco but it is about 28 kilometers (17 miles) northwest of the city of Cusco.  The village gets quite a bit of … Continue reading

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February 14, 2013 Stitches in the Air

We love lace at Peruvian Connection. Nowadays, it evokes a slower, more romantic time, but when Queen Elizabeth I initially fell in love with lace, wearing it became a sign of great wealth and power for both men and women.  … Continue reading

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January 25, 2012 The Amano Collection

by PC’s designer / guest blogger On my last design trip to Lima, Peru I had the chance to visit the Amano Museum. I heard about the wonderful collection of textiles that were housed there, though nothing prepared me for … Continue reading

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