New Mexico Fiber Crawl - May 18-20, 2018
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Inkle Weaving Classes
Color & Design Planning for Inkle Weaving
by Annie MacHale
Saturday, May 26, 10-Noon
We will look at hundreds of examples of plain weave patterns and discuss what makes a good design. We’ll discuss yarn choices and play with color. Learn how to weave a quick sample without setting up your loom. Graph paper and colored pencils will be provided to chart designs for plain weave. Fun for beginners and experienced inkle weaver alike! Cost is $30. Contact Annie at 681-3078, (831) 345- 1919 or IWeaveStraps@gmail.com to sign up
Setting Up & Weaving on an Inkle Loom
by Annie MacHale
Saturday, May 26, 1-4
This class is for beginners. Get help making your heddles and setting up your loom. Learn tricks for weaving and keeping those selvedges even! Cost is $40. Contact Annie at 681-3078, (831) 345- 1919 or IWeaveStraps@gmail.com to sign up
Spinning Class: Fiber Prep: Combing
by Becky Arnold
Date: May 4,2018
Location: James Dwyer Substation, 12700 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque
Description: Combing creates top, A fiber preparation with uniform, neatly aligned fibers. Use the top to spin smooth, strong, lustrous yarn. In class learn the technique of combing and experiment with several types of combs.
Fees: $95+$25 materials fee.
Student Supplies: Spinning Wheel in good working order.
Teacher: Becky Arnold - email@example.com or 505-249-3669
Registration: Send Name, Email, Phone Number, and a check for $120(includes tuition and materials fee) to:
P.O. Box 393
Cedar Crest, NM 87008
Chiengora—Spin & Use
Thursday, May 24, Noon—1:30
by Margaret Trousdale
Chiengora is spun pet hair which is often from dogs. Margaret includes the shed from her pet angora rabbits and those from collected wolf hair in this category because the fiber is often less than 3” in staple with little memory. Participants will have an opportunity to learn techniques involved in prepping & plying in two ways. They’ll get ideas about how to memorialize pet hair, including making medicine pouches. Resources will be available for sampling and for sale. Including Samoyed dog. Please bring your spinning wheel. Angora & Samoyed are for sale at the Nob Hill Yarn Store. A local resource for obtaining wolf hair will be offered at the workshop. Cost is $15 + $5 materials fee. Sign up at The Yarn Sore at Nob Hill at 717-1535.
Workshop on The Visual Heartbeat:
Creating Movement in Tapestry
by Elizabeth Buckley
May 3-6, 9:30-3:30
Rhythm is not only integral to the world of music and dance, but also to effective tapestry design. Repetition of motifs in layers helps to create the sense of visual movement as well as three-dimensions. The act of weaving in itself is filled with rhythmic gestures. In this workshop, we will explore different approaches to visual rhythm through the use of repetition, progressions, gradations, and contrast in shape, line, value and color. We will look at how use of the techniques themselves also can contribute to a sense of movement. These underlying principles behind rhythm will help you go beyond the flat background to creating a dynamic flow. For more information, or to register, email elizabeth@elizabethbuckleytapestryartist. com
Hand Manipulated Lace on the Rigid Heddle Loom
Dates & Times: May 1, 8, 15 from 1-4pm
Cost: $75 for 3 sessions.
Sign up and register at Yarn Store at Nob Hill 120 Amherst Dr NE
Description: In this class we will review direct warping with a peg, calculating warp and weft and complete a sampler project containing Leno, Spanish Lace, Brook's Bouquet and Danish Medallions. A special demonstration using linen as a weft on a cotton warp will be given. You must be able to warp your loom. Materials: scissors, measuring tape, blunt tapestry needle and note-taking materials along with your loom and peg. Materials fee: $5.00 includes references, handout and some materials
Instructor: Myra Chang Thompson, hand weaver, dyer, teacher, spinner is a Las Arañas Guild member. You can reach her at Mchangt@yahoo.com
Stick Weaving Workshop
Tuesday May 29, Noon—1:30
by Margaret Trousdale
This is ancient, easy & fun. You can choose to make a rug, seat cushion, trivet, purse or more, depending on your color inspirations and materials. Please bring those yarn balls, skeins & tangled messes to use up. A particular preference is for worsted & bulky weight. Homespun is GREAT! Commercial is fine too. Any donations for the collective stash table are gratefully accepted. Together, we’ll plan, choose colors, weave & make merry. Cost is $15 + $5 materials fee which includes weaving sticks, a blunt needle & choice of warp yarn.
Sign up at The Yarn Sore at Nob Hill at 717-1535.
:: Upcoming ::
Meeting - May 22, 2018 9:30 AM
When: May 22, 2018 9:30 am
Location: Raymond Sanchez.
What: Elizabeth Jenkins
A Peek at My Work
By Elizabeth Jenkins
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Tuesday morning, May 22 at 9:30 at Raymond Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th St. NW. (See map below.) Elizabeth Jenkins, a weaver and designer from Taos, will present a program on her work. Elizabeth became interested in weaving and textiles on her first trip to Oaxaca, Mexico and Guatemala in 1973. She started collecting textiles and realized how exciting handwoven fabric was. At age 25 she decided to become a production weaver. She moved to Taos in 1978, purchased a floor loom and has been weaving ever since. She still travels all over the world where there is a textile tradition and continues to make a living with handwoven fabrics. She sells her work at art shows in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.
Tailgate Sale & Ice Cream Social
May 12, 2018 3-5
Location: Georgia's House
This year’s Tailgate Sale and Ice Cream Social is Saturday, May 12 from 3-5 at Georgia and Ted Pearson’s house. Come with items you want to sell and money to purchase items at this annual sale. Georgia & Ted’s house is at 1417 W. Meadowlark Lane in Corrales. Directions: From Alameda just West of the Rio Grande, go North on Corrales Rd to W. Meadowlark Ln. Turn left (West). 1417 is on the Southside of the street. From Hwy 528 in Rio Rancho, turn East on Sara Rd and right on W. Meadowlark Ln.
June Retreat & Pot Luck Luncheon
Saturday, June 16, 11-3
Location: Georgia Pearson’s House
East Mountain Fiber Tour June 9 & 10, 2018
2018 Las Arañas Schedule
May 22 (a.m.) Elizabeth Jenkins "A Peek into My Work"
July (p.m.) New videos: Dyeing with Indigo with Elizabeth McTear OR How to Spin Yarn to Knit with Kate Larson
August 28 (a.m.) Carla Wackenheim and Myra Chang Thompson "I live to Dye!" 2 day workshop on Eco-Dyeing
October 25 Maggie Casey. Program to be determined
2 day workshop in "Spinning Silk."
November 8 (a.m.) Jennifer Moore "Textile Adventures in Peru" 2+ day workshop in "Double Rainbow in 4 and 8 shafts"
ALL meetings for Las Aranas through will be at the
Raymond Sanchez Community Center 9800 Fourth Street NW
It is located on the east side of Fourth Street a little ways north of the intersection with Alameda.
Raymond Sanchez community center
by Judy Chapman
Nuno Felt a Scarf w/Shibori Tech
May 3; 10:30—3, $89.
This class is at Wide Sky Ranch in El Dorado.
Make a Felted Wall Hanging
May 8 or 31; 10:30—1:30, $50.
Combines wet & needle felting.
Intro to Needle Felting
May 10 or 22; 10:30—12:30, $40.
Make a pin cushion or owl.
Needle Felt a Small Bear
May 15; 10:30—1:30, $75.
Kit includes instructions, foam pad, 2 needles & fiber. Needle felting experience preferred.
Make a Wet Felted Vessel
May 24 or 29; 10:30—1:30, $50.
Create a resist & wet felt a vessel.
All classes (unless noted) are at Nob Hill Fabrics. All materials are included. If you don’t see a class you want, call Judy. She can sometimes adjust what she is offering for a class. Class size is limited so call Judy at (540) 661- 2748 to schedule.
May 5, 2018 Colorful Play Day - Come and Dye!
Bring a clean, new t-shirt to dye or bring 1 yard of new and laundered cotton fabric and experiment with Shibori dyeing or skeins of cotton, linen, rayon or blends tied in 4 places to dye! Special projects can be accommodated.
Class tuition: $35 plus $5.00 for materials and chemicals from 10 to 4 p.m.
Contact Myra Chang Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and for further instructions and the class location.
Instructor: Myra Chang Thompson, hand weaver, dyer, teacher, spinner is a Las Arañas Guild member.
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