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!
Special interest groups
Swatch Swap Group
February 2 7:00pm : Via Zoom. We will be creating lumpy, textured swatches. Contact Ruth at email@example.com or 268-0726 if you are interested in joining this meeting.
October 7 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 Mary Colton at 856-7484 or Nancy Wohlenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 345-0918 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
October 13 10:00am : Zoom meeting. Contact Myra Chang-Thompson or Shar Marquez for the information to join this meeting. The topic of this meeting will be ways to finish the ends of items woven on rigid heddle looms. You will see the completed Warp Clasped scarf finished from last time. The Rigid Heddle Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
East Mountain Craft Day
Meets the 2nd Wednesday in Edgewood. Please email Annie MacHale for an invite and check before driving out. Email email@example.com.
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 at Sandra@corraleslibrary.org for for more info.
Knit Wits has been suspended until we can meet in person again.
Westside Monday Knitting
Meets on Mondays at 1:30pm by Zoom for now. Contact Georgia Pearson at 401-2397 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend one of the Zoom meetings.
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 at email@example.com for more information.
Exploring Multishaft Design Group
This is a deadline free study group following the workbook written by Bonnie Inouye. A printable rewrite of the first several chapters can be downloaded at bonnieinouye.wordpress.com for about $25.00.
This will be a “study at your own pace” group. This book is a workshop that you take to your loom. If you are interested or want to ask questions about the group, email Linda Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
:: Upcoming ::
When: October 22, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is a Zoom meeting on Thursday evening, October 22 at 7:00pm. Join Sara Bixler as she discusses how color interacts in the warp and weft in weaving. She will talk about color relationships and more in this web seminar.
Sara Bixler is a resident weaving instructor at the Mannings Handweaving School in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. She holds her degrees in Art Education and Fine Arts from Edinboro University. Her wide-ranging knowledge and love of weaving are credited to her father, weaver and instructor Tom Knisely. Tom has encouraged her artistic ventures since early childhood. Sara’s personal passion is color; how it influences our world, all things that reside in it and how we identify with it.
Zoom information will be sent out by email a day or two before the meeting.
2020 Las Arañas Schedule
Las Arañas will not host or sponsor ANY in-person meetings until all restrictions have been lifted by the State of New Mexico. We will continue to explore ways to provide programs, education, and community virtually for our members.
October 22 7:00pm : Monthly meeting. Via Zoom.
July 24-30 : Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee has been postponed to 2022.
Aug 28-31 : Interweave Yarn Fest has been postponed to 2021.
December 5 TO BE RESCHEDULED: 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
June 3-5, 2021 : The 2021 Fiber Arts Fiesta, Fiber Fantasies. The decision to proceed with the Fiesta will be made in January.
July 22-25, 2021 : IWC Conference at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
July 15-21, 2022 : Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee. Rescheduled from July 24-30, 2020
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