Community News and Notices
Camille Segretto Service Project: This time of year we become inundated with appeals from worthy, and not-so-worthy!, causes. So much so that we tend to ignore nearly all of them. But this is one appeal I hope you'll answer. We are in need of more scarves, shawls, and/ or cowls for our chemo scarf collection. Our collection stands at 100 scarves and 2 hats at this time. We would love to have many more to give. With the weather turning cold and nippy we like to deliver the items to the UNM Cancer Center in early December, after the Holiday Party. Please consider weaving, knitting, or crocheting an item to help a chemo patient through a trying time. There are only two guidelines for the scarves/shawls/cowls: 1.) must be a soft, non-scratchy, no-itch fiber and 2.) prefer machine washable. No other limitations, so feel free to experiment! Free knitting and crochet patterns abound on the internet. One very good resource is www.ravelry.com. For more information please contact Maura Stone. Thank you.
Meetings & Notices
EVFAC’S 5th Annual Fall Fiber Fiesta: November 18-19, 10-5. At the Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Artists’ Reception, 5-8 on Nov. 17 ($10). This is the largest show in Santa Fe exclusively dedicated to handmade creations of New Mexico’s Fiber Artists. For details go to evfac.org.
Victoria Collins--The Wool Shed at Maple Winds Farm is holding its annual Christmas & Winter Open Barn & Fiber Sale Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10-2. Clean & carded fiber, raw fleece, wool & wool blend yarns. Light refreshments in the Studio & Open Barn. For more info, text (505) 2016127 or email@example.com.
Naomi Julian—Will be demonstrating tapestry weaving & spinning on November 18 at the Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Blvd. SE, as part of the Art Scrawl.
Old Time Christmas Sale at the Belen Harvey House Museum: November 11-18, Noon-5. Sponsored by Fiber to Finish Guild of Valencia County. Handmade gifts—food, yarn, jewelry, clothing & more.
1st Round Table Discussion for Fiber Flock Shepherds & Herdspeople and a Fleece Contest: December 2, 103:30 at the Bosque Farms Library Conference Room. For those wishing to improve their herdsmanship & flocktending, expand their knowledge of fiber and its desirability for spinners & weavers, and forge alliances within the ovine & camelid, spinning & weaving communities. Cost is $50 per participant. Proceeds benefit the Bosque Farms Library. Contact Katy Lente at firstname.lastname@example.org of 6594311.
Earth Now: A Fiber Show of Hope: November 6-29 at Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Blvd SE. Members Hilary Heyl and Naomi Julian are participants. Opening reception: Nov. 3 at 6 pm. Call 506-0820 for more info
The Mythology/Transparency Project: A tapestry exhibit on display at the Fuller Lodge Art Center Gallery, 2132 Center Ave., Los Alamos. The show is a collaborative effort by the High Desert Tapestry Alliance and the Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas. A tapestry artist will be demonstrating tapestry on Friday, Nov. 10 in the gallery. (Check the Fuller website at www.fullerlodgeartcenter.com/ for details.) Show ends Saturday, Nov. 11.
The 7th Annual Pueblo Fiber Arts Show and Sale: Nov. 11 from 9-4 at the Pueblo Indian Cultural Center in Albuquerque. This is the only show in the world devoted exclusively to one of the oldest Pueblo art forms. No Pueblo event is complete without traditional weavings, which lend color & life to traditional celebrations. Join nearly 2 dozen artists for this showcase of Pueblo weaving, embroidery, spinning, knitting, crochet, sewing & basketry.
Handcrafted Exhibition 2018: January 26-May 13, 2018 at The imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount, NC. Call for entries, deadline, Nov. 22, 2017. Entry fee is $25 for a max of 4 works. Acquisition Award—$1000; 1st place, $300; 2nd place, $200; 3rd place, $100. Prospectus available at http://imperialcentre.org/ arts-center/artist-opportunities or call (252) 972-1266 or email: email@example.com .
Fiber Synopsis & Graphics: go to http:// planetpenny.co.uk/2015/06/24/ clever-crafters-guide-to-wool-2/
Learn to make glass beads for your weaving and spinning projects. Aurora Borealis Glassworks LLC has wonderful classes on how make glass beads. These would be lovely for your next weaving project. They are taught by renowned artist Fran Hahn.
Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction: Second Friday of every month. Crownpoint NM. The Navajo Weavers Association has a rug auction monthly at Crownpoint New Mexico. Come and enjoy the lovely Navajo rugs.. they are great Tapestry Weavers. Prices start as low as 50$ and can go over 1000$.(bring a checkbook) There are also vendors selling jewelry, pottery and other handmade goods. It is a fun and festive environment. There are Navajo Tacos for sale that are tasty, filling, and inexpensive. Admittance to the Auction is FREE... making it inexpensive family fun. The doors open at 4pm...but the auction does not start until 7pm. This gives you time to preview rugs. It is only a 2 hour drive from Albuquerque. The web site is http://www.crownpointrugauction.com/
Southwest Regional Spinners Annual Retreats: These occur every year during the last weekend in July at Sacramento Methodist Assembly in Sacramento, NM. For info and Application forms contact Susan Jewell at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click the link. They are urging everyone to partner up with a roommate so they have enough lodgings for everyone.
3rd Annual Heart of NM Fiber Gathering: 2018 Labor Day weekend in Edgewood, NM. Please consider being either a vendor or a sponsor. More info can be found at www.heartofnmfibergathering.com or by contacting Gayle Bone at 384-2293 or gogobone59 @copper.net. Sponsorship is a great way to promote your weaving spinning, knitting blog! All proceeds after expenses go towards the Wildlife West Animal Park. This park rescues animals that cannot be returned to the wild.
Youth Fiber to Fabric Contest: at the Taos Wool Festival, First Weekend in October. For ages 9-17. First prize is a spinning wheel. Details at Taoswoolfestival.org—look under the tab Participate or contact Ellen Sibelius at email@example.com.
Local Fiber Businesses
The Wool Shed in Stanley NM, next to Edgewood: The Wool Shed is a New Mexico sheep farm. The Wool Shed offers hand spun and hand dyed yarns. It offers natural colored roving, art batts, and fleeces. Victoria is a Louet and Majacraft Dealer. She also has finished products including hats, socks, local honey and honey soap. Stop by when the shop is open on Most Mondays 10-4. Please call ahead 505-204-6127 Some items are available on her web site at http://www.thewoolshed.net Please visit the farm for the shearing day in February 11 we have great deals on wool!
The Natural Twist: This is a local cottage industry fiber mill run by guild member Ruth Baldwin. Ruth lovingly processes a variety of animal fiber into soft and delicious roving. They can process your fleeces or you can purchase natural or dyed roving from The Natural Twist. Please visit the website for more information.
High Plains Alpaca Ranch: Their products include ● Raw Alpaca Fleece by the ounce or pound—skirted and sorted. ● Unskirted Alpaca Fleece by the pound. ● Alpaca Fleece Ready to Use by the ounce—Skirted, Sorted and Bounced. ● Hand-crafted Alpaca Fiber Rolags. They are in Pueblo West, CO. contact them at highplainstradingpost.com or (719) 547-2455.