Dues are Due..Thank you for supporting Las Aranas!
by Elizabeth Buckley
Depth of Space in Tapestry Workshop
Thur-Sun, Feb. 28-Mar. 3; 9:30-3:30
Backgrounds can become more threedimensional through the use of depth in space, whether it be in a landscape or in creating illusory space. In this workshop we will explore the design principles behind the use of planes and layers, and how to incorporate these in tapestry design, be it representational, abstract or somewhere in between.
Values & Shading Techniques in Tapestry Workshop
Thur-Sun, May 2-5; 9:30-3:30
An in-depth look at the correlation between values and shading techniques, this workshop will explore how to create gradations using demi-duites (dots), weft-bundle blending, alternate line gradations, hatching & hachures.
In both workshops, students can expect to generate several designs, fine-tune one, make a cartoon and begin weaving a small study. Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques and know how to warp their loom. Questions or to register, contact Elizabeth to sign up at:
Classes by Cathlena Burr
Beginning 4-Shaft Weaving
Wed—Fri, March 27-29 AND Mon—Wed, April 1-3, 9:30-4:00 For absolute beginners and those wanting a review. I stress loving warping, good techniques and an excellent foundation to spring from for any kind of loom weaving. I supply all equipment, tools, materials. You will take a loom home over the weekend. Cost is $323.63 and $10 materials fee. NOTE: Both classes are at Southwest Decoratives, 5711 Carmel Ave. NE. Contact Cathlena at email@example.com or 264-7969 to sign up or with questions.
by Judy Chapman
Needle Felt a n Owl February 5; 10:30—1:00+, $40. Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
Needle Felt (no water) a Wall Hanging February 12; 10:30—1:30+, $50. Bring a lunch.
Needle Felt a Pin Cushion February 19; 10:30—1:30+, $40. Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
Needle Felt a Nested Hen February 26; 10:30—1:30+, $40. Bring a lunch. This is a good beginner class.
All classes are at Nob Hill Fabrics. All materials included. Call Judy at (540) 6612748 to schedule. NOTE: Weather in the East Mountains can be severe; if you schedule a class, please check your email the morning of the class in case the roads are not safe to drive. Judy will work with you to reschedule.
Spinning Classes by Margaret Trousdale
All workshops are at the South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW. They are for Intermediate to Advanced Spinners. Limit of 12 participants. Pre registration required. $50. Mail to: M. Trousdale, 4709 Sam Bratton NW, ABQ, NM 87114 Questions? ScienceTcher@gmail.com or (714) 721-7505. Margaret Trousdale began spinning with a Louet S17 spinning wheel. She took formal lessons at Denwar Studios in Costa Mesa, followed by a weekend at Camp Pluckfluff, taught by Lexi Boeger, author of Handspun. She took on the name, The Yarn Marm, and spent 4 years selling her yarns at Fairs, Fiber Fests and Etsy. She records her fiber adventures on https://theyarnmarm.blogspot.com/.
Spinning Spiral, Flame & Gimp Yarns
Sat, Feb. 9 or April 27; 10-1
Do you already spin and know how to do two-ply, but would like some special techniques? This workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to create fancier yarns in a more determined fashion. Based on Sarah Anderson’s The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs, pages 112-118 this workshop will cover 3 kinds of double plied handspun yarns: Spiral Yarn, Flame Yarn & Gimp Yarn. You need to bring your spinning wheel, 3 bobbins, a niddy noddy (skein winder, ball winder or nostepinne). You’ll also need six ounces of soft batting of any color combinations you like. A stash table of wooly bits & “spices” with a drum carder will be available for creative impulses. Materials fee $5 for materials from the stash table.
Spinning Cocoons, Knops & Beehive Yarns
Sat. March 23; 9-1
This workshop will cover 3 kinds of handspun techniques: Cocoons, Knops & Beehives. You need to bring your spinning wheel, 3 bobbins and a niddy noddy (or skein, ball winder or nostepinne). You’ll need 6 ounces of soft batting of any color combination you like with at least one contrasting shade. A stash table of wooly bits and “spices” with a drum carder will be available for creative impulses. Participants will leave with a minimum of 3 skeins. Materials fee $5 for materials from the stash table
:: Upcoming ::
When:February 21, 2019 6:30pm
Location: South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
What: My Experiences At Vavstuga Weaving School by Gudrun Mauter
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Thursday evening, February 21 at 6:30. The Raymond Sanchez Community Center cannot accommodate us that evening so we will be meeting at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW . Gudrun Mauter, last year's scholarship recipient, will share her tales of weaving at Våavstuga in northern Massachusetts. She will relate her busy schedule combined with visits with relatives. She wove many lovely items and will show them at the meeting. There is a richness of pattern and color in all of her work. Gudrun also was awarded a grant from Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council for her studies at Våavstuga.
2019 Las Arañas Schedule
Most meetings for Las Aranas through will be at the
Raymond Sanchez Community Center 9800 Fourth Street NW or at
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center.
Raymond Sanchez is located on the east side of Fourth Street a little ways north of the intersection with Alameda.
Raymond Sanchez community center
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Spinning Classes Cont...
Spinning Classes by Margaret Trousdale
Spinning Pet Hair Sat
April. 6; 10-1
Bring pet hair to this workshop where you can learn to spin animal hair. Pet hair will be supplied for those who don’t have any available and is Samoyed dog, angora rabbit and wolf hair. (Colors vary as to what’s on hand). When they’re spun, they bloom with a wonderful halo. Workshop participants may bring 3 ounces or more of pet fur and one spool of silk thread. Or they can purchase supplies for $20 from the instructor. You’ll learn 2 techniques and walk away with 2 skeins: Double plied & ripple-plied with silk. Bring your spinning wheel, 3 bobbins, snipping scissors and a niddy noddy.
All workshops are at the South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW. They are for Intermediate to Advanced Spinners. Limit of 12 participants. Pre registration required. $50. Mail to: M. Trousdale, 4709 Sam Bratton NW, ABQ, NM 87114 Questions? ScienceTcher@gmail.com or (714) 721-7505.
Our Guild Library Has Great Books - CAtalog