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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
May 5 7:00pm : Via Zoom. We will be creating Bateman swatches using Park Weave, Boulevard and/or Chevron threadings. Contact Ruth Ronan if you are interested in joining this meeting.
Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas (TALA)
April 6 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 or 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
Contact Linda Young with any questions.
:: Upcoming ::
When: May 25, 2021 7:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00pm.
Velma Kee Craig will present a program on contemporary Native American textiles.
Zoom information will be sent out by email a day or two before the meeting.
2021 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.
May 25 7:00pm : Monthly meeting. Via Zoom.
May 31 : 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.
Sep 4-5, 2021 : The Heart of New Mexico Fiber and Art Gathering. Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM.
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.
April 12-16, 2022 : Fiber Arts Fiesta, Fiber Fantasies.
CANCELLED Intermountain Weavers Conference (IWC) for 2021 has been cancelled. Visit www.intermountainweavers.org for more information about the 2023 IWC.
RESCHEDULED April, 2022 : Interweave Yarn Fest. Loveland, CO interweaveyarnfest.com
July 15-21, 2022 : Convergence: Knoxville, Tennessee.
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