The Las AraÑAS Guild is golden! 2020 marks our 50th Anniversary!
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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!
Double Weave Diversity Workshop
with Jennifer Moore
June 19, 20 & 21 9:00am - 4:00pm
You can choose a warp for either a 4-shaft or 8-shaft sampler. Instructions and materials will be sent when you register. The 8-shaft sampler includes everything from the 4-shaft sampler plus a number of 2-block structures. Table or Floor looms are acceptable.
The workshop will be hold at the South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW.
This is a Las Arañas workshop and the fee is $180. Send your check for $25 to Melissa Holt at 1405 Cardenas Drive NE in Albuquerque, NM 87110 to hold your spot. Please include your name, address, phone and e-mail address with your check.
For more information, contact Dana Dawson at email@example.com or Myra ChangThompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special interest groups
Swatch Swap Group
June 9 6:30pm : The next meeting of the Swatch Swap Group will be a Zoom meeting. We will be creating swatches using Marian Subenitsky’s Code. Contact Ruth at email@example.com or 268-0726 if you are interested in joining the group.
June 3 2:00pm - 4:30pm : This will be a Zoom meeting. This is a joint meeting with the High Desert Tapestry Alliance members. You must contact Cindy Dworzak at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the information to attend.
We welcome anyone interested in tapestry at whatever level to attend. We will be talking about a project called Tempo that the joint group is working
on. Contact Mary Colton at 856-7484 or Nancy
Wohlenberg at email@example.com or 345-
Until further notice, Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas will meet through Zoom. The August meeting is Wednesday, August 5.
Rigid Heddle Group
June 23 10:30am : Zoom meeting. Contact Myra Chang-Thompson for the information to join this meeting or if you have questions or need help with a particular problem.
East Mountain Spinners
Meets the second Wednesday in Edgewood. Please email Annie MacHale for an invite and check before driving out.
Saturday Stitch Club
Meets the second Saturday of each month at the Corrales Community Library at 10:30am. Contact Sandra Baldonado at 899-0499 for more info.
:: Upcoming ::
When: June 18, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Updates on the Double Weave Peruvian Project with Jennifer Moore.
Jennifer holds an MFA in Fibers and specializes in exploring mathematical patterns and musical structures in doubleweave wall hangings. She has exhibited throughout the world, receiving numerous awards for her work, and has been featured in many weaving publications. Jennifer was invited to teach doubleweave to indigenous Quechua weavers in Peru in 2013, where they are once again excelling in this technique which had been discontinued after the Spanish conquest. She is the author of The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave, several double weave videos and numerous articles.
Zoom information will be sent out by email a day or two before the meeting.
2020 Las Arañas Schedule
All in-person Las Arañas activities are canceled for May!
May 16 : Casa San Ysidro Special Events. Online at cbaq.gov.
May 31 : Deadline for the June issue of the newsletter.
June 18 6:30pm : Monthly meeting. Updates on the Double Weave Peruvian Project will be presented via Zoom.
June 19-21 9:00am - 4:00pm : Double Weave Diversity Workshop with Jennifer Moore.
July 24-30 : Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee.
Aug 28-31 : Interweave Yarn Fest: Loveland, CO. (Note: rescheduled from the original April 28-May 3.)
December 5 : 50th Anniversary Holiday Luncheon & Speaker.
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 20-23, 2021 : 10th Annual Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat. Prescott Resort and Conference Center. www.arizonafiberartsreatrest.com
July 22-25, 2021 : IWC Conference at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
Most meetings for Las Arañas through will be at the
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center.
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Our Guild Library Has Great Books
The Yarn Store At Nob Hill