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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
May 5 7:00pm : Via Zoom. We will be creating Bateman swatches using Park Weave, Boulevard and/or Chevron threadings. Contact Ruth at email@example.com or 268-0726 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
March 9 10:30am : Zoom meeting. Contact Myra Chang-Thompson or Shar Marquez for the information to join this meeting. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 & Spinners Group
We are still in pandemic mode and hopefully, after we are all vaccinated, we can get together again.
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
We're taking a new look at this home workshop / study group. Because of Covid and an extremely loose approach in the past, we are thinking of a different format. Ruth will send out a Zoom announcement to the guild in the coming weeks. Come check it out, no commitment is required. Multishaft means ‘more than four.’ The workshop is done in your studio at your own speed. (That table top loom that is just sitting there, is ideal!) In fact the whole workshop can be done on a computer. No loom required. We're thinking of periodic Zoom meetings with a chapter one show and tell in June. It will be a chance to meet and talk about what we're doing. ‘More than Four’ beginners are welcome as well as those more practiced. It's a perfect chance to try out a weaving program.Stay tuned for the zoom invite.
:: Upcoming ::
When: March 23, 2021 7:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is a Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening, March 23 at 7:00pm.
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.
March 23 7:00pm : Monthly meeting. Via Zoom.
March 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.
Jan 19-22, 2022 : 10th Annual Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat. www.arizonafiberartsretreat.com
April 12-16, 2022 : Fiber Arts Fiesta, Fiber Fantasies.
July 22-25, 2021 : Intermountain Weavers Conference (IWC) at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. This is currently planned to be an IN PERSON conference. Visit www.intermountainweavers.org for more information and to register.
Oct 27-30, 2021 : 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