Purchase from a selection of different articles and designs. Please explore this small website to find out more about Arpillera and the project.
We, Chris and Nick, have wound down our UK based support talking about and selling items of Arpillera on behalf of the project under the auspices of the Anglican Church in Peru after 20 years. The Peruvian project is continuing, associated with the Church, but under the auspices of an NGO - FE Y ACCION CRISTIANA DE ESPERANZA (FEACE) - (FEACE - Faith and Christian Action of Hope).
If you would like to help to sell Arpillera and continue support in the UK, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with FEACE. We would love someone to take over from us.
There is so much to see in each piece that every time you look you
will see something different, encouraging you to look and wonder,
over and over again. It will also become a real talking point for
your visitors. The variety of texture in the materials use and their
colour is so typical of South America.
Your purchase will benefit some of the poorest people in Lima, the capital city of Peru. Our Church works with residents of the Shanty Towns who have no natural resources at their disposal and who live in the poorest of self-built accommodation.
The ladies are paid a good and fair price for their work in the projects run by the Church. In addition, through making a small “profit”, all of which is sent back to Peru, we are able to develop further groups, to help members of existing groups and their families who have health or other problems, and help even more of these poor people and their families to better their lives.
Please look at our background page for more information on the history of Arpillera in Peru and of the project and to view some photographs of the ladies at work and their environment. Our prices page will give you details of prices of individual items and an indication of postage costs. Our examples page shows you some photographs of the items which can be ordered.
Small panels - approximately 6" x 4" - ideal for mounting in picture frames; and a "kitchen tidy" - a decorated sleeve to hang on the wall and into the pocket of which you can save notes etc. (originally designed as a single oven mitt)
There's the new style Advent Tree, Cafetiere Cover, Star. See also our lines in woven figures (£3.75 or £14.00 for pack of 4) plus postage at cost. Follow the link to our Examples page.
We have stock !
Due to problems as a result of Covid-19, our stocks had not been
able to be replenished since 2020. However in mid-May 2022 we had a
large order shipped from Peru and in early October, we had a further
We normally hold some stock - variable throughout the year. Email us for up-to-date details. If we haven't got what you want, we will reserve items from the next delivery - you do not pay until you receive the item(s).
Download our Arpillera Leaflet
Peru continues to suffer badly from the Covid pandemic and in
particular the poorest parts of the country, both cities and remote
Please pray with us that the situation is eased as soon as possible.
Click to view a short YouTube video of the ladies at work.
Is in aid of the establishment of mission in Chiclayo. Please follow this link for information and further videos of our Church's work in Peru.
A group of musicians from the Shanty Towns who practice and play in the Anglican Church of Jesus of Nazareth have recorded a CD of typical Peruvian style music with an Anglican religious theme. We have a few copies of the CD available at £5 plus postage at cost. We can even provide you with a translation sheet to accompany the CD !
Our prices reflect the amounts paid to the ladies with a surcharge to cover carriage from Peru and a small profit (to return to the project). You may, of course, wish to make a small donation in addition to your payment for orders - all of which will go back to the project.
We've endeavoured to hold UK prices as best we can whilst increasing payments to the ladies and absorbing exchange rate deterioration. But we've had to apply some small increases.
This is an example of our Outdoor Display stall.
If your group would like Nick to come to show some photos of Peru, talk about the work of the Church in Peru and especially the Arpillera work in the Shanty Towns - and show a short film of the project at work - , please contact him (within reasonable traveling distance of Chesterfield please).
Our picture above shows a spectacular stole delivered to Bishop
Gregory Cameron, St. Asaph, Wales in late 2009.
Please see our Talks page for general details about talks.
"With my work I send you the peace of God. May it lighten your life
like the sun and moon brighten the day and the night."
"We dedicate our art with much love, caring, and a big strong hug for all. Even though you are far away, you are in our hearts."
"I hope this finds all of you who have given us work in good health. I hope you spend time with your families and that they are all in good health. Thank you for everything. May god bless. I will continue to work for my children."
"May your heart be filled with peace, love, and happiness. Thank you for your help. It helps me and my family. We have you in our hearts and prayers. May God bless you and your family."