Spiders market is THIS MONTH! Get Ready Here.
The Las ArañAS Guild is golden! 2020 marks our 50th Anniversary!
by Judy Chapman
Needle Felt a Book Marker Tues, Feb 4; 10:30—12:00+, $40. Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
Needle Felt a Pendant Tues, Feb 18; 10:30—12:00+, $55. Bring a lunch. This is not a beginner class.
Needle Felt a Book Cover Tues, Feb 25; 10:30—12:00+, $45. (Hardback, blank page book included). Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
All classes are at Nob Hill Fabrics, 4401 Cutler Ste C. All materials included. Call Judy at (540) 661-2748 to schedule.
Felt Succulent Pot
by Celeste Gardner
Tuesday, Feb 18; 5-7 Join Celeste for a fun, hands-on spring event to make your very own felted succulent pot. The no-kill ever popular succulent felt version for your table or desk. We will be working with wool, rocks, terra-cotta pots, moss and hot glue. Cost is $20 & all supplies will be provided. You can bring your own 3” to 3.5” pot/container or a terracotta one will be provided.
The class is at Coldwater Creek at ABQ Uptown, 2240 Q Street, suite 10C. (Note: Coldwater will give each participant a $15 gift card towards any clothing purchase of $75 or more while at the event.) Only room for 6 participants—contact Celeste at 288-1150 or email@example.com to reserve your seat. Pay at the beginning of class with cash, check or credit card.
Double Weave Diversity Workshop
by Jennifer Moore
Mar 24; 1-4, Mar 25-26; 9-4, Mar 27; 9-noon.
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. Fill in the registration form in the newsletter and send it with your check for $25 to Melissa Holt. For more info, contact Dana Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Myra ChangThompson at email@example.com.
Winter/Spring Studio Workshops
by Elizabeth Buckley
Hachures in Contemporary Tapestry
March 5-8, 2020, 9:30-3:30
In this workshop, we will demystify design theory around why hachures work and logic behind how to create multiple effects through their use. From seamless blending, or the feel of ripples and reflections in water, to shaping and shading three-dimensional forms, and creating illusory space, hachures have many applications in contemporary tapestry. We will explore different types of hachures and how to incorporate them in tapestry design, be it representational, abstract, or somewhere in between. Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques and know how to warp their loom.
Weaving Water in Tapestry
April 30-May 3, 2020, 9:30-3:30
Weaving water in tapestry presents design and technical challenges in depicting the surface of water, the reflection, movement of ripples or waves, and what lies beneath the surface. In this workshop we will explore each of these components, and different ways to utilize tapestry techniques to create the feel of water, whether it be representational, abstract, or somewhere in between. Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques and know how to warp their loom. Questions or to register, contact Elizabeth at 243-3153 or Elizabeth@elizabethbuckelytapestryartist.com
Classes by Cathlena Burr
Warping Back to Front
Thur-Fri, Mar 5-6; 9:30-4
It's good to know more than one way to put on a warp. This method is particularly good for long warps and very densely sett warps. (It happens to be my preferred method.) I have hybridized many back to front methods to make it as efficient as possible. Plan a warp but do NOT pre -wind it. Some of my tricks happen on the warping board. $140.24.
What Can I Do With a Draft?
Wed-Fri, Apr 29-May 1; 9:30-4
Using Overshot as a medium, students will explore pattern structure and drafting. The goal is to be able to look at a draft and determine if the pattern is suitable to the materials, the desired finished product and how to expand, contract or otherwise customize the design. We will also consider ways to create original drafts. Using a variety of materials, students will weave samples of various overshot patterns, re-imagining the possibilities of an old weave structure. This is a “Next Step” class meant to give fairly new weavers the confidence and understanding of the correlation between threading, tie-ups and treadling: to look at any pattern and feel confident that they can weave it. We will be reviewing the basics of reading and writing drafts, on paper, and taking those exercises to the loom for concrete samples of the ideas explored. Students will warp a loom beforehand and come to class ready to weave. $226.54 plus $25 materials fee.
Classes are at SW Decoratives, 5711 Carmel NE. Contact Cathlena at 264-7969 or firstname.lastname@example.org
:: Upcoming ::
When: February 20,2020 6:30pm
Location: South Valley Senior Center
What: Reviewing the Las Arañas Library Collection
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Thursday evening, February 20. Please note that this is a week earlier than usual because of the Spiders’ Market on February 27. The Guild has a fantastic set of assets and one of them is our multimedia library collection. Under the direction Mary Ellen McMurtrie and her capable committee, guild members will be treated to an in-depth tour of the library. Mary Ellen will also explain the procedures for checking out and returning materials. The program includes dividing members into two groups. One group will tour the library with Mary Ellen while the other group will access the website and learn how to access the Guild Library Catalog. The on-line catalog offers members a complete listing of materials and, in some cases, where they can be located. Come and learn more about the wonderful resources that are available to you as a guild member. After the business meeting we will again have a Mini Workshop. The final half of the DVD a Fiber Artist’s Guide to Color with Laura Bryant will be shown as time permits. At the last meeting, members commented on the wealth of information and showed interest in the topic.
2020 Las Arañas Schedule
February 15, 2020 - Weavers’ Review: Loom types and Weaving Sources.
February 20, 2020 - Monthly Meeting: Reviewing the Las Arañas Library Collection by Mary Ellen McMurtrie at South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center. Note: this is the 3rd Thursday of the month. February 27,2020 - Spider’s Market: Set-up from 8 am till done
February 27,2020 - Spider’s Market: Check-in from 9-11.
February 27, 2020 - Spider’s Market: Gala Opening & Silent Auction from 5-7.
February 28-29,2020 - Spider’s Market: from 9-5 at Albuquerque Garden Center.
February 29,2020 - Spider’s Market: Take-down begins at 5.
February 29, 2020 - Spider’s Market: Check-out begins at 6—6:30
March 14, 2020 Weavers’ Review: Winding warps.
March 15, 2020 - Deadline: For Fashion Show Items for the May Luncheon.
March 24, 2020 - Monthly Meeting: Updates on the Double Weave Peruvian Project by Jennifer Moore at South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center.
March 24-27, 2020 - Double Weave Diversity Workshop: by Jennifer Moore.
May 2, 2020 - Las Arañas 50th Anniversary Luncheon & Fashion Show.
July 24-30, 2020 - Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee.
July 22-25, 2021- IWC Conference at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
Most meetings for Las Aranas through will be at the
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center.
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Intro to Stranded Knitting Classes
by Celeste Nossiter
Cozy Cowl Fri, Feb 7 & 14; 10-1 You will design a cowl, choosing your own colors & motifs. You will be instructed how to fit motifs and designs into your cowl. $50. Turkish Hat Fri, Mar 13 & 20 Learn to make a hat inspired by traditional Turkish motifs and colors. You will be guided in choosing designs. $50. Classes are at SW Craft Connection, 3107 Eubank Blvd. NE, Unit #27. You only need to know how to cast on and do the knit stitch. Go to https://www.swcraftconnection.net/calendar-view to sign up.
Our Guild Library Has Great Books
The Yarn Store At Nob Hill
The Yarn Store at Nob Hill
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