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24 February 2024 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm PST

Location: Stanley Park Pavilion

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Try your hand at the art of Ayacuchan embroidery in this special workshop with artist Valeria Valdeiglesias.  This traditional technique comes from Ayacucho, located in Perú. Andean textile traditions date back as early as 3000 BC and have huge cultural significance, as well as bold colours and outstanding beauty. This class will consist of understanding the stitches used for Ayacuchan embroidery and putting them to practice by embroidering one of their most used patterns: a highland flower. This design can then be turned into either a patch or a small coin purse.  


My name is Valeria and I am originally from Lima, Perú but been living in Vancouver for over 5 years. I’ve been embroidering since 2015 with an embroidery master from Ayacucho and learnt all my crafts thanks to her. I teach Peruvian Embroidery as well as Ayacuchan Telar (a way of knitting without using two sticks) I am passionate about art, animals, nature and I am inspired by my surroundings. 


  Accessibility notes: This program is located in our office on the second floor of the Stanley Park Pavilion, which is currently only accessible by stairs. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email Julia at publiced@stanleyparkecology.ca       

This program will be held at the SPES office in the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion on the second floor (located between the Stanley Park Rose Garden and the Bus Loop).  (1) (2) (3) (4) 

 Terms and Conditions 

(1) Registration required – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED.  Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay!

(2) Weather dependent - Please check your email 12 hours before the program date and time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain, or extreme heat.   

(3) Program Availability – Program full or you cannot attend this day or time? Sign up here to be notified when the program runs in the future.  

(4) Cancellation policy – We refund cancellations due to illness to keep everyone healthy, but the number of recent cancellations is impacting our capacity to run these programs. If you must cancel, please let us know if you need a refund or if you are able to help us offer affordable programs for the public by donating your registration fee. (This is one way we can all subsidize programs in this changing economic climate and ensure these programs are available on a sliding scale.)       


We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples. 

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