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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!
Special interest groups
Swatch Swap Group
August 17 7:00pm : Via Zoom. 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)
August 3 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 Nancy Wohlenberg 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
Meets the second Tuesday of each month 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 email Annie MacHale for an invite and check before driving out.
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 for more info.
Knit Wits has been suspended until we can meet in person again.
Westside Monday Knitting & Spinners Group
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
June 19 7:00pm : Via Zoom
We will be discussing Chapter 2 and what we thought, learned and made us curious. 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 ::
June 26, 2021 11:00am-2:00pm
See newsletter for details
If you feel comfortable and want to see some of your friends, Las Arañas is hosting a June Retreat! Details and location are in the June newsletter.
2021 Las Arañas Schedule
June 26 11:00am-2:00pm : June Retreat. See newsletter for details.
June 30 : 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.
June 1-30, 2021 : Fantasy Fiber display at the Albuquerque Sunport.
June 12, 2021 1:00pm-3:00pm : "Native Dye Plants of New Mexico" at Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Map
Sep 4-5, 2021 : The Heart of New Mexico Fiber and Art Gathering. Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM. Map
Sep 9-19, 2021 : Sheep to Shawl at the New Mexico State Fair.
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.
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