Shimmering Colors: the Magic of Iridescence Workshop by Bobby Irwin Fri-Sat-Sun, April 26-28
The Magic of Iridescence Workshop
by Bobby Irwin
Dates Fri-Sat-Sun, April 26-28.
Fabrics that appear to change colors as the light and orientation change seem almost magical! Despite the restrictive “rules” you might have heard, these fabrics are easy to weave, and it doesn’t take gossamer silk or just plain weave to do it! Learn the many factors that influence the results: hue, value, luster, weave structure, and more. This is a Las Arañas workshop & the cost is $180 (plus $35 for non-members) plus any materials fee. A $25 deposit is required. Please fill in the registration form on the workshop page. More details listed there.
by Elizabeth Buckley
Values & Shading Techniques in Tapestry Workshop
Thur-Sun, May 2-5; 9:30-3:30
An in-depth look at the correlation between values and shading techniques, this workshop will explore how to create gradations using demi-duites (dots), weft-bundle blending, alternate line gradations, hatching & hachures.
In this workshop, students can expect to generate several designs, fine-tune one, make a cartoon and begin weaving a small study. Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques and know how to warp their loom. Questions or to register, contact Elizabeth to sign up at:
Knitting Classes by Robin Pascal
Sun., Apr. 28, May 5, 19 & 26 Beginning—1-3; Ongoing—3-5
Beginning Knitting is for the no experience, want-to-learn-knitter. Learn knit & purl stitches, several cast on methods, bind off, increase and decrease. Also includes types of yarn, knitting abbreviations & how to read yarn labels. 1st project is a fast, easy skinny scarf. Ongoing Knitting is for students who have the basics and want to learn more skills, how to read patterns, add more stitches. Patterns included are Triangle Shawl, Wash/Dish Cloth, Cable Headband, Hat on double-pointed needles, Poncho, Customized Pullover Sweater pattern & Toe-up Socks. The classes are at SW Craft Connection, 3107 Eubank Blvd NE #27, Scottsdale Shopping Center. Cost is $50 plus tax. Register at www.swcraft connection.net Contact Robin at 286-1783 or email@example.com with questions.
New Temari Egg Class
by Cathlena Burr
Fri, April 12; 1-4:30
This is a design that is appropriate for beginners and experienced. Cathlena will supply the wrapped eggs for everyone and will have all you need if this is your first time. For those who have taken classes before, please bring your needles, pins & threads. For everyone please bring small, sharp scissors & a small measuring tape. She will have metallics & many, many colors of threads to sell as well. A check for $43.15, made out toe Cathlena Burr can be mailed to 8132 Otero Ave. NE, ABQ 87109 to hold your place in class. There will be a $3 materials fee at Class to cover the cost of the wrapped egg. Carmel Ave. NE. Contact Cathlena at firstname.lastname@example.org or 264-7969
by Judy Chapman
Needle Felt a Decorative Easter Egg
April 5; 10:30—1:00+, $40. Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
Needle Felt a Decorative Easter Egg
April 12; 10:30—1:00+, $40. Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
Needle Felt A Rabbit Pin Cushion with Tape Measure
April 17; 10:30—1:30+, $75. Bring a lunch. If you do not complete the rabbit during the class, you will have the hardware and wool to take home and a 2nd class ($25) can be held (if you choose) to address any challenges you want help with. You should have some experience with Needle Felting.
Needle Felt a Colorful Gift Card
April 5; 10:30—1:30+, $40. Bring a lunch.
All classes are at Nob Hill Fabrics. All materials included. Call Judy at (540) 661-2748 to schedule.
The Yarn Store At Nob Hill
The Yarn Store at Nob Hill
presents Alexandra Davidoff
Vogue Knitting designer, in classes June 21, 22 &23. All classes at the store, call or come in to register and pay the class fee before April 20 to reserve your space.
June 21: 5-6 Free introductory talk with Alexandra Davidoff
June 22: 10-1 Cardona Cable Hat with Malabrigo Yarn, $60
June 22: 2-5 Noro Wrap $60
June 23: 10-5 I Am Dragon shawl with beads and special blocking technique $120
The Yarn Store at Nob Hill
120 Amherst Dr NE
Albuquerque NM 87106
:: Upcoming ::
When: April 25 2019 6:30 pm
Location: South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
What: Bobbie Irwin will present a program on Iridescence
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW. (See map below.) Bobbie Irwin will present a program on Iridescence. Bobbie’s fascination with weaving started in 1973 when a brief magazine article introduced her to inkle weaving. For years she happily worked on her own, using homemade equipment and with only a couple of classes, few books and no other weavers around for inspiration. It wasn’t until she joined a guild in 1982 that she really started learning. She thanks that guild for gently pushing her in new directions. Educated as geologist, she has always loved original research so when she started weaving, she began using the same skills to focus on textile topics. She loves to play “What If?” games, sometimes bending the rules to discover new approaches to traditional methods
2019 Las Arañas Schedule
Most meetings for Las Aranas through will be at the
Raymond Sanchez Community Center 9800 Fourth Street NW or at
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center.
Raymond Sanchez is located on the east side of Fourth Street a little ways north of the intersection with Alameda.
Raymond Sanchez community center
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Introduction to Spinning Class
by Becky Arnold
Saturdays, May 18 & 25; 2-5
In this class, students will learn to spin on a drop spindle and on a wheel. The class fee is $90 plus tax; the kit fee is $30 and includes a drop spindle and fiber. The class is at SW Craft Connection, 3107 Eubank Blvd NE #27, Scottsdale Shopping Center. Register at www.swcraftconnection.net/events/entro-tospinning-2-sessions.
Contact Becky at 249-3669 or email@example.com with questions
Spinning Classes by Margaret Trousdale
All workshops are at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW on Saturdays, 10-1. They are for Intermediate to Advanced Spinners. Limit of 12 participants. Bring your spinning wheel, 3 bobbins, skein winder & 6 ozs. of at least two different colors to the March 23 & April 27 workshops. It’s the same for the Pet Hair workshop, except needed are a spool of silk thread & at least 3 ozs. of animal hair if you have it, but not the 6 ozs. of other roving. Donation requested $30 for each workshop. Supplies available for a nominal fee. A stash table of wooly bits and “spices” with a drum carder will be available for creative impulses. Questions? ScienceTcher@gmail.com or (714) 721-7505.
Spinning Spiral, Flame & Gimp Yarns
April 27; 10-1
Do you already spin and know how to do two-ply, but would like some special techniques? This workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to create fancier yarns in a more determined fashion. This workshop will cover 3 kinds of double plied handspun yarns: Spiral Yarn, Flame Yarn & Gimp Yarn.
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