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New Day Trip for FEB..see bottom of page.
Weavers Review 2016
Yeah! Weaver's Review 2016 is here. It is Free to members. This is a great opportunity for members of Las Aranas to take advantage of the wonderful weavers in the group.
Weavers’ Review is a set of programs designed to “review” the process of weaving. The programs are NOT beginning weaving classes. We assume you have, at least once, wound a warp, threaded a loom and woven a piece. It may have been two months, two years, or twenty years ago. But you are aware of the basic process to set up a loom to weave. Also, these are demonstrations only, not hands on. They are “Reviews.”
All will be held on Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the home of Ruth Ronan, 7701 Spring Ave NE, Albuquerque, except the last one at Tina Martin’s.
There are only a few caveats:
1) Please call or email Ruth Ronan if you plan to attend so we can plan the set up. (268-0726, firstname.lastname@example.org)
2) You must be a Guild Member to attend (you can join when you come).
3) Attend as many sessions as you can. They will not be tied to one another and missing one will not cause problems. But attending all of them should give you more confidence to warp a loom and weave a project.
Feb. 6 Loom types & Planning a Weaving Project (Nancy B.)
Feb. 20 Winding Warps (Nancy B.)
Mar. 12 Warping Front to Back (Ruth R)
Mar. 26 Warping Back to Front (Cathlena B)
Apr. 9 Tie-up, weaving, reading a weaving pattern (Nancy B)
Apr. 23 Using Computer Programs for Weaving (Nancy B & Ruth R)
May 7 Warping a Sectional Beam & Using a computer drive loom (Tina M—at her house)
Please see the Newsletter for a Map to Ruth's House.
The next workshop the guild is hosting is Colcha Embroidery. Colcha embroidery is a traditional Spanish colonial art form. The Colcha Embroidery workshop will be held on February 25 from 1-4 and February 26 from 10-12 at Raymond Sanchez Community Ctr, please see the Workshop & Classes page for more information.
2nd Annual Interweave Yarn Fest will be held March 31 to April 3, 2016 in beautiful Loveland, Colorado. This year, Myra Chang Thompson, one of our weaving teacher members, will be teaching at the event.
She is offering classes in tapestry, transparency weaving and hand-manipulated laces. The Yarn Fest is located at EMBASSY SUITES LOVELAND—HOTEL, SPA & CONFERENCE CENTER 4705 Clydesdale PKWY LOVELAND, CO 80538. For more information go to www.interweaveyarnfest.com
:: Upcoming ::
Meeting - Feb 25, 2016
When: Thursday February 25, 6:30pm
Location: Raymond Sanchez Community Center
Topic: Spider's Market
A panel, made up of current guild members who routinely exhibit and sell their work, will discuss ways to help members prepare their wares for the Spider’s Market.
A variety of topics, intended to make the Spider’s Market sale a positive and profitable experience, will be offered. Special ideas will be discussed about hanging your items for display. Many helpful and positive ideas will be presented. If you want to be more productive at Spider’s Market, you do not want to miss this meeting.
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
February: Day Trip
When: Thursday, February 11
Where: El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
(Walking distance from the Santa Fe Railrunner Depot.) The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center has put together a traveling exhibition that displays the creative artwork of 20+ Fiber Artists from six states, who have been inspired by a visit to the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Preserve. We will take the Railrunner up to Santa Fe, have lunch and then walk over to El Museo to see the exhibit. El Museo is open from 1-5 on Thursdays. If you have any questions about either trip, or would want to let me know that you would like to participate, please email Judi at email@example.com
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