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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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special interest groups
Swatch Swap Group
At Ruth Ronan's house. Contact Ruth Ronan if you are interested in joining this meeting.
Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas (TALA)
Open Space Visitors Center (OSVC), 6500 Coors Blvd NW
Visit the Special Interest Groups page for more information.
Rigid Heddle Group
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30am via Zoom. Contact Myra Chang-Thompson or Shar Marquez for the information to join this meeting.
East Mountain Craft Day
Meets the 2nd Wednesday in Edgewood. Please contact Annie MacHale for an invite and check before driving out.
Saturday Stitch Club
Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:30am. All levels of fiber artists are welcome. Contact Sandra Baldonado for more info.
Knit Wits has been suspended until we can meet in person again.
Westside Monday Knitting & Spinners Group
Contact Georgia Pearson for more information.
Online Spinning Group
The Las Arañas Online Spinning Group will meet every 1st and 3rd 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.
Exploring Multishaft Design Group
Contact Linda Young with any questions.
All contact information can be found in the monthly newsletter.
:: Upcoming ::
October 28, 2021 7:00pm - via Zoom
The program will be "My Trip to new Zealand & Australia" by Joan Ruane.
2021 Las Arañas Schedule
Oct 23: Agri-Nature Center Event. Los Ranchos.
Thursday, Oct 28 7:00pm : Monthly meeting via Zoom.
Oct 31 : Deadline for the next issue of the guild newsletter.
Nov 19-20: New Mexico Make It With Wool contest. Albuquiu, NM.
Nov 22-23: Workshop: Discover the Creative in You by Mary Gavan.
Nov 23 7:00pm: Monthly Meeting. Mary Gavan. Via Zoom.
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.
Jan 19-22, 2022 CANCELLED : 10th Annual Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat. www.arizonafiberartsretreat.com
Mar 3-5, 2022 : Spider's Market. Albuquerque Garden Center. Map
April 12-16, 2022 : Fiber Arts Fiesta, Fiber Fantasies.
July 15-21, 2022 : Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee.
July 27-30, 2023 : Intermountain Weavers Conference (IWC). Utah State University USU) in Logan Utah. Visit www.intermountainweavers.org for more information.
RESCHEDULED : Interweave Yarn Fest. Loveland, CO Visit interweaveyarnfest.com for updated information.
Meetings will continue to be held via Zoom.
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Our Guild Library Has Great Books
The Yarn Store At Nob Hill