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!
Special interest groups
Swatch Swap Group
September 22 6:30pm : Via Zoom. We will be creating lace swatches. Contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-0726 if you are interested in joining this meeting.
October 7 7:00pm - 8:30pm : This will be a Zoom meeting. The Zoom link will be sent out a day or two before the meeting.
We welcome anyone interested in tapestry at whatever level to attend. Contact Mary Colton at 856-7484 or Nancy Wohlenberg at email@example.com or 345-0918 if you have any questions or would like to be added to our email list for announcements and reminders of our Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas (TALA) meetings.
Rigid Heddle Group
September 8 10:00am : Zoom meeting. Contact Myra Chang-Thompson or Shar Marquez for the information to join this meeting or if you have questions or need help with a particular problem. The topic of this meeting will be warping with a direct warping method using two colors in the warp that create a "clasped warp." The Rigid Heddle Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
East Mountain Craft Day
Meets the 2nd Wednesday in Edgewood. Please email Annie MacHale for an invite and check before driving out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Stitch Club
Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:30am on Zoom. All levels of fiber artists are welcome. Contact Sandra Baldonado at Sandra@corraleslibrary.org for for more info.
Knit Wits has been suspended until we can meet in person again.
Westside Monday Knitting
Meets on Mondays at 1:30pm by Zoom for now. Contact Georgia Pearson at 401-2397 or email@example.com if you wish to attend one of the Zoom meetings.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Exploring Multishaft Design Group
This is a study group following the workbook written by Bonnie Inouye. A printable rewrite of the first several chapters can be downloaded at bonnieinouye.wordpress.com for about $25.00.
This will be a “study at your own pace” group. This book is a workshop that you take to your loom. If you are interested or want to ask questions about the group, email Linda Young at email@example.com.
:: Upcoming ::
When: September 24, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is a Zoom meeting on Thursday evening, September 24 at 7:00pm. Inviting all Las Arañas members to Show your work and Tell us about it! To participate in the "Show and Tell," send a photo of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, September 22.
Zoom information will be sent out by email a day or two before the meeting.
2020 Las Arañas Schedule
Las Arañas will not host or sponsor ANY in-person meetings until all restrictions have been lifted by the State of New Mexico. We will continue to explore ways to provide programs, education, and community virtually for our members.
September 24 7:00pm : Monthly meeting. Via Zoom.
July 24-30 : Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee has been postponed to 2022.
Aug 28-31 : Interweave Yarn Fest has been postponed to 2021.
December 5 TO BE RESCHEDULED: 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
June 3-5, 2021 : The 2021 Fiber Arts Fiesta, Fiber Fantasies. The decision to proceed with the Fiesta will be made in January.
July 22-25, 2021 : IWC Conference at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
July 15-21, 2022 : Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee. Rescheduled from July 24-30, 2020
When in-person meetings of Las Arañas resume, they 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