The Versatility of Hachures in Tapestry Workshop
by Elizabeth Buckley
Thur-Sun, Sept 26-29; 9:30-3:30
Hachures, as a technical category of repeated marks or patterns, can be simple or complex. Many medieval and gothic tapestries exemplify their use in the drape and folds of fabric, depictions of animals, and botanical details. Contemporary tapestry applications of hachures can range from creating transparency or the feel of ripples on water to graduating color blends, or shaping and shading forms for a sense of volume and 3- dimensions. In this workshop we will explore different types of hachures, their applications, and how to incorporate these 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. Questions or to register, contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth@elizabethbuckelytapestryartist.com or 243-3153
Eco Dye Class #2
by Myra Chang-Thompson & Carla Wackenheim
Sat. & Sun. August 3 & 4; 10-3
Eco-printing is a technique developed by Australian dyer India Flint, which involves bun-dling leaves, flowers & plant matter in cloth or felt and then steaming dyeing the bundles in a plant based dye vat. Using natural dyes & a non-toxic mordant, participants will create unique samples & other items. Cost is $200 for guild members & $235 for non-members. Materials fee is $25. Contact Myra Chang- Thompson at email@example.com with ques- tions or to sign-up.
Classes are held at the South Valley Multi- purpose Senior Center.
Needle Felting Classes
by Judy Chapman
Needle Felt a Bunny July 9; 10:30--1:00+, $60.
Bring a lunch.
Needle Felt a Nested Hen July 16; 10:30--1:30+, $40.
Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
Wet Felt a Cobweb or Nuno Scarf July 23; 10:30--2:30+, $85.
Bring a lunch. Note: This class requires upper body strength and endurance.
All classes are at Nob Hill Fabrics, 4401 cutler Ste C. All materials included. Call Judy at (540) 661-2748 to schedule.
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:: Upcoming ::
When: July 18, 2019 at 6:30pm
Location: South Valley Multipurpose room
What: Susan Jewel on ABCs of Beginning Spinning
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Thursday evening, July 18 at 6:30 at South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center 2008 Larrazolo Rd. (See map at bottom.) NOTE: this is a week earlier than usual because of the IWC Conference on our regular meeting date. Susan Jewell, a founding member of Southwest Regional Spinners Club, will be our speaker. The program is not solely for new spinners but a foundation for understanding the preparation of yarn fiber and successful first steps in understanding the creation of yarn. There will also be sign-ups for Sheep to Shawl at this meeting.
After retiring as a middle school art teacher, Susan opened My Place Jewell Store/Studio in Las Cruces. She teaches spin- ning, weaving, sewing, drum, dance and art classes in her stu-dio. She continued her love for fiber by taking levels 1-5 with the Olds College Master Spinning Program in Canada. She stated, “I love teaching beginning spinners and making sure they have a good base before getting on the wheel.”
2019 Las Arañas Schedule
July 18- Monthly Meeting: Sheep to Shawl Sign-up & The ABC’s of Beginning Spinning by Susan Jewell.
July 25-28 - Intermountain Weavers Conference (IWC): Fort Louis College, Durango, CO.
August 27 - Monthly Meeting: Sheep to Shawl Discussion & Sign-up.
Sept 3-16 - Sheep to Shawl: New Mexico State Fair.
Sept 21, 2019-Sept 2020 - Indian Summer At Ghost Ranch: Tapestry Exhibit including 9 Las Arañas & former Las Arañas members.
February 27-29, 2020- Spider’s Market: Albuquerque Garden Center.
May 20, 2020 - Las Arañas 50th Anniversary Dinner & Fashion Show
July, 24-30, 2020 - Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee.
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
The Yarn Store at Nob Hill
120 Amherst Dr NE
Albuquerque NM 87106