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join las arañas
Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild was formed in 1971 by a group of spinners and weavers in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. Its goal is to provide education and learning experiences for its members and increase awareness of and appreciation for fiber arts throughout New Mexico and beyond. Let us be one of your rituals of connection!
Special interest groups
Swatch Swap Group
The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm. We will be creating swatches in diversified plain weave. Contact Ruth Ronan if you are interested in joining this meeting.
Online Spinning Group
The Las Arañas Online Spinning Group will meet every first and third Saturday of the month at 10:00am. Zoom information will be sent out to the entire guild via email. Come connect, spin and learn. Contact Dana Dawson for more information.
Rigid Heddle Group
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00am via Zoom. Contact Myra Chang-Thompson or Shar Marquez for the information to join this meeting.
Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas (TALA)
Open Space Visitors Center (OSVC), 6500 Coors Blvd NW
The next meeting will be Wed., April 6, 2022 from 2-4:30 pm. Visit the Special Interest Groups page for more information.
Saturday Stitch Club
Meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:30am. All levels of fiber artists are welcome. Contact Sandra Baldonado for more info. For the time being, meetings will be held via Zoom.
East Mountain Craft Day
Meets the 2nd Wednesday in Edgewood. Please contact Annie MacHale for an invite and check before driving out.
Knit Wits has been suspended until we can meet in person again.
Westside Monday Knitting & Spinners Group
No knitting or spinning for the Monday Westside group until further notice. Contact Georgia Pearson for more information.
Exploring Multishaft Design Group
Contact Linda Young with any questions.
Using Natural Dyes
May 23-24, 9:00am-4:00pm
This workshop will be held at the South
Valley Multipurpose Senior Center. More infor-
mation will be available later this month.
For the non-knitter, want-to-learn person. Learn knit stitch, purl stitch, several cast-on methods, bind off, increase and decrease. Information includes types of yarn, abbreviations, and how to read labels. First project is a fast skinny scarf. Needles and practice yarn included.
Ongoing Knitting : Every Saturday and begin each month with four 2-hour sessions. $60.00
For students who have the basics and want to add to their skills. Included is how to read patterns; projects are Triangle Shawl, Wash/Dish Cloth, Cable Headband, Hat on double-pointed needles, Poncho, Customized Pullover Sweater & Toe-up Socks. Stu-dents may bring projects that need help.
Class size is limited. Information and registration at email@example.com.
All contact information can be found in the monthly newsletter.
:: Upcoming ::
April 28, 2022 7:00pm - at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center and via Zoom.
Robyn Spady will present a program on Great
Weave Structures for Color and Texture using Novelty Yarns.
2022 Las Arañas Schedule
The Las Arañas 50th Anniversary Luncheon & Fashion Show will be rescheduled at a time when the health concerns with this virus allow for safe group events.
April 14-16 : Fiber Arts Fiesta, Fiber Fantasies. Call for entries at http://www.abqfiberartscouncil.org
April 20-23 : Interweave Yarn Fest, Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel, Loveland, CO. More information.
Apr 28 7:00pm : Monthly Meeting.
May 6-7 : Colorado Weavers Day. Via Zoom. Website.
May 14-15 : Bernalillo Indian Arts Festival. Open air market in Bernalillo.
June 4-5 : Flag Wool & Fiber Festival. Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, Flagstaff, AZ. Full details can be found at www.flagwool.com/callforentries.
July 15-21 : Handweavers Guild of America - Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee. Website.
Sep 3-4 : Heart of NM Fiber & Art Gathering. Wildlife West Nature Park & Rescue Zoo, Edgewood, NM. More details.
Sep 8-18 : Sheep to Shawl. New Mexico State Fair.
Oct 1-2 : The Mountain & Valley Wool Festival aka Taos Wool Festival. Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, Santa Fe, NM. More information.
July 27-30, 2023 : Intermountain Weavers Conference (IWC). Utah State University USU) in Logan, Utah. Visit www.intermountainweavers.org for more information.
Meetings will continue to be held via Zoom until further notice.
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Our Guild Library Has Great Books
The Yarn Store At Nob Hill