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!
Double Weave Diversity Workshop
with Jennifer Moore
June 19, 20 & 21 9:00am - 4:00pm
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. Send your check for $25 to Melissa Holt at 1405 Cardenas Drive NE in Albuquerque, NM 87110 to hold your spot. Please include your name, address, phone and e-mail address with your check.
For more information, contact Dana Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Myra ChangThompson at email@example.com.
Special interest groups
Swatch Swap Group
June 2 6:30pm : The next meeting of the Swatch Swap Group will be at Ruth Ronan’s home. Contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-0726 if you are interested in joining the group.
June 3 2:00pm - 4:30pm : Open Space Visitors Center (OVSC), 6500 Coors Blvd, NW. Visitors are always welcome. Contact Nancy Wohlenberg for more information and/or directions to the OVSC by email.
Rigid Heddle Group
Contact Myra Chang-Thompson for the date, time and place for the next Rigid Heddle Group meeting.
East Mountain Spinners
Meets the second Wednesday. Please email Annie MacHale for an invite.
Saturday Stitch Club
Meets the second Saturday of each month at the Corrales Community Library at 10:30am. Contact Sandra Baldonado at 899-0499 for more info.
:: Upcoming ::
When: May 26, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Featuring Cael Chappel, basket maker and fair trade merchant.
Cael Chappell’s basket making grows from his love of basketry. Seventeen years before weaving his first basket, Cael founded Baskets of Africa, a fair trade company committed to economic empowerment for basket weavers from over 15 countries. Traveling across Africa to meet weavers, Cael discovered that basketry is as diverse as it is universal. After years of commitment to the art of basketry, Cael wove his first basket in 2017. He is inspired by global weaving traditions to create his own unique baskets.
Zoom information will be sent out by email a day or two before the meeting.
2020 Las Arañas Schedule
All in-person Las Arañas activities are canceled for May!
May 16 : Casa San Ysidro Special Events. Online at cbaq.gov.
May 31 : Deadline for the June issue of the newsletter.
June 18 6:30pm : Monthly meeting. Updates on the Double Weave Peruvian Project will be presented at the South Valley Multipurpose Center.
June 19-21 9:00am - 4:00pm : Double Weave Diversity Workshop with Jennifer Moore.
July 24-30 : Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee.
Aug 28-31 : Interweave Yarn Fest: Loveland, CO. (Note: rescheduled from the original April 28-May 3.)
December 5 : 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
July 22-25, 2021 : IWC Conference at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
Most meetings for Las Arañas through 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