Turned Taqueté Weaving Workshop
by Cathlena Burr
Mon & Tue, May 20-21; 9:30-4:30
Taqueté is a weft-faced weave structure that in modern day weaving is primarily used for rug weaving. So why turn it? Turning this ancient structure allows us to create fabrics that can be used for so many more thing than just rugs: towels, scarves, etc. and gives us the exiting capability to create a myriad of designs out of blocks of color on four shafts! This will be a round robin using various patterns on 4 and 8 -shaft looms and in various fibers, to explore the possibilities. You will come to class with a pre-warped loom in an assigned pattern. We will also briefly cover what it means to design with blocks so that you can create your own originals. Classes are at Southwest Decoratives, 5711 Carmel Ave. NE. Cost is $129.45 + $7 materials fee. Contact Cathlena at 264-7969 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
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.
by Judy Chapman
Needle Felt a Cactus May 7; 10:30—1:00+, $65. Bring a lunch. Includes a ceramic pot.
Needle Felt an Owl May 10; 10:30—1:00+, $40. Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
Needle Felt a Cactus May 22; 10:30—1:00+, $65. Bring a lunch. Includes a ceramic pot. Needle Felt an Owl May 28; 10:30—1:00+, $40. Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
All classes are at Nob Hill Fabrics. All materials included. Call Judy at (540) 661-2748 to schedul
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:: Upcoming ::
When: May 28 2019 9:30 am
Location: South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
What: Elizabeth Buckley will present a talk,
"From Idea To Woven Form. Designs For Tapestry".
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Tuesday morning, May 28 at 9:30 at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW. (See map below) Elizabeth Buckley will present a PowerPoint program on her process of designing for tapestry, in this four-decade retrospective of her work. She will identify some of the principles of design that she utilizes, as well as show how one idea leads to another and how one tapestry becomes the springboard for the next one. Elizabeth Buckley is a second-generation tapestry artist and teacher of over 50 years, who’s work evolved from using techniques of the Mexican and Rio Grande traditions to those of French tapestry. She further honed her skills in Aubusson, France at the atelier of Gisèle Brivet. With her degree in art, Elizabeth brings to the classroom her deep grounding in design principles and color theory that specifically apply to tapestry Elizabeth Buckley’s tapestries have a lengthy exhibition history, including national and Canadian juried and invitational shows, as well as in museum exhibitions. In 2011, Elizabeth was awarded the American Tapestry Alliance Award for Excellence in Tapestry.
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
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