Workshops in October - Profile Drafting &
Profile Drafting - A three day workshop on Profile Drafting with Joanne Tallarovic.
Joanne is a prolific weaver, writer and fabulous teacher. Drafts will be designed on computers using weaving software. Sample looms will also be available to weave some of the generated drafts.
Fiber Preparation - 2 day workshop with Sally Brandon, owner of Shepherd's Mill in Kansas.
Day 1 The class will explore different blends of fleece, work on a blending wheel that tests the idea of “the ultimate” blend from an alpaca perspective. The goal is that students find the blend preferences that meet their purposes.
Day 2: We will be blending for color and explore the possibilities. We will work with alpaca and merino blends to create 6 color wheels. Then choose a color blend to create an “intensity wheel”. The goal is that students will understand the interplay of “natural colors” with dyed colors and be inspired to look at adding color to yarn differently.
Fantastic Four Fiber Femmes present the First Fall Fiber Fabulous Show and Sooooooo Much More
Saturday, October 15, 10-4
6504 Sonrisa Place NE.
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Includes buttons, beads, jewelry, prints, stationary, handwoven, knitting, Temari and fancies! Presented by Bonnie Bower-Dennis, Cathlena Burr, Laurel Clarke and Ilene Edgein.
Annual Faith Craft Fair
Faith Lutheran Church
Saturday, October 22, 9-3
10,000 Spain Rd. NE
Ruth Ronan will have her weavings for sale.
High Desert Studio Tour
Saturday, November 5, 10-5
Lou Schuyler will be showing pottery and some fiber pieces—mostly knitted, sewn, quilted and woven items at her home at 12805 Northern Sky Ave. NE (near Academy and Tramway).
Molly Mooney will be selling hand woven shawls and ponchos, kumihimo bead woven necklaces and some home accents: pillows & table runners. She will be participating in these shows:
:: Upcoming ::
Meeting - OCT 27, 6:30pm
When: October 27 6:30 pm
Location: Raymond Sanchez Community Center
Topic: Sally Brandon, Shepherds Mill
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Thursday Evening October 27th at 6:30pm at the Raymond Sanchez Community Center at 9800 4th St. NW . The guest speaker will be Sally Brandon of Shepherd's Mill
She will speak about getting the best value for your dollar and making the decisions that need to be made in order to prepare fleeces and plan for processing them.
Sally Brandon and husband Jay own and operate The Shepherd’s Mill, Inc in Phillipsburg, KS. Sally’s fiber experience dates back to raising sheep in High School, creating and selling Wheat Weavings at craft shows as a teenager, and learning to knit (sort of) and crochet from her grandmothers. An International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) trip in the 80’s took Sally to Finland where she learned to weave. That became an obsession which has led to experimentation in all fiber arts, a passion for bobbin lace and weaving, and eventually to owning and operating The Shepherd’s Mill. Jay and Sally are proud to have created their business in their hometown where they are close to their parents and other family. Besides his time in the mill and being a Pastor in a small local congregation; Jay farms wheat, soybeans, corn and milo on family ground. Together the couple are raising their son, JJ, age 10 and daughter, Alex, age 8 to appreciate the history and value of American agriculture and small business.
ALL meetings for Las Aranas through 2016 will be at the
Raymond Sanchez Community Center 9800 Fourth Street NW
It is located on the east side of Fourth Street a little ways north of the intersection with Alameda.
Raymond Sanchez community center
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