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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 email@example.com.
Special interest groups
Swatch Swap Group
August 17 7:00pm : At Ruth Ronan's house. We will be creating swatches in Deflected Doubleweave. Contact Ruth Ronan if you are interested in joining this meeting.
Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas (TALA)
Wednesday, August 4 2:00pm - 4:30pm : Open Space Visitors Center (OSVC), 6500 Coors Blvd NW
This is the first in-person meeting of our group since last February 2020. We are attempting to arrange a Zoom connection for our in-person meetings going forward at the OSVC, but do not know if we will be able to provide the connection for this meeting. If we are successful and have a Zoom connection for this meeting, we will ask Ruth to send it out to the membership in July before the meeting. 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
Saturday, August 14 10:30 am
We are now meeting in person! For those who still want to Zoom, a link will be sent out.
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
Mondays, July 12, July 19, August 2
Starting Monday, July 5, we will meet in-person on Mondays (except July 26). 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
Saturday, August 21 7:00pm : Via Zoom
Come join us. Our studies are guided by the book, Exploring Multishaft Design, by Bonnie Inouye.
Contact Linda Young with any questions.
All contact information can be found in the monthly newsletter.
:: Upcoming ::
July 29, 2021 6:30pm
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
The program will be about Sheep to Shawl (STS) at the New Mexico State Fair in September. We encourage everyone to come and bring your "Show and Tell" for the last 16 months.
We will be celebrating our 50th year at the State Fair (with no STS in 2020). Please read all the info on pages 5 & 6 and pages 30-37 in your membership book, and bring any questions you might have to the meeting.
2021 Las Arañas Schedule
Thursday, June 29 6:30pm : Monthly meeting at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center (2008 Larrazolo Rd.).
July 31 : Deadline for the next issue of the guild newsletter.
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.
Sep 4-5, 2021 : The Heart of New Mexico Fiber and Art Gathering. Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM. Map
Sep 7-8, 2021 : Set-up for Sheep to Shawl.
Sep 9-19, 2021 : Sheep to Shawl at the New Mexico State Fair.
Sep 20, 2021 : Take-down for Sheep to Shawl.
Jan 19-22, 2022 : 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.
In-person meetings of Las Arañas are at the
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center.
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Our Guild Library Has Great Books
The Yarn Store At Nob Hill