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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
The next meeting will be Friday, November 11 at 1:30 pm. We will be creating swatches in "Ms" and "Os". Contact Ruth Ronan if you are interested in joining this meeting.
Online Spinning Group
The Las Arañas Online Spinning Group will meet every first and third Saturday of the month at 10:00am. Zoom information will be sent out to the entire guild via email. This is a working group so bring whatever you are working on and participate in the camaraderie of fiber friends.
Rigid Heddle Group
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00am via Zoom. Contact Myra Chang-Thompson or Shar Marquez for the information to join this meeting.
Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas (TALA)
Open Space Visitors Center (OSVC), 6500 Coors Blvd NW
The next meeting will be Wed., October 5, 2022 from 2-4:30 pm. We will be talking all things tapestry, so bring your questions, ideas, and work to show.
Saturday Stitch Club
Meets in-person the second Saturday of each month at 10:30am. All levels of fiber artists are welcome. Contact Sandra Baldonado for more info. For those who still want to Zoom, a link will be sent out.
Multishaft Design Group
The Multishaft Design Group meets quarterly on the third Thursday of the month. Our next meeting will be held on Zoom at 6:30 PM, Thursday, August 17, 2022. Group members are working their way through Bonnie Inouye's Exploring Multishaft Design book. Each participant is working at their own pace and shares their progress, insights, and issues at the
meeting. Reminder notices are sent to all group members a couple of weeks before the Zoom meeting.
Contact Linda Young with any questions.
Backstrap Weaving Group
A couple of Las Arañas members are interested in starting a Backstrap Weaving group. Nancy Brighid notes the following: I’ve a book we could use for the working group; “The Book of Looms” by Eric Broudy. It has quite a nice section on backstrap looms from all over the world. From what I read in the book and have seen pictured on-line, the backstrap can be fashioned for good back support for those of us with bad backs! Contact Nancy if interested.
East Mountain Craft Day
Meets the 2nd Wednesday in Edgewood. Please contact Annie MacHale for an invite and check before driving out.
Knit Wits has been suspended until we can meet in person again.
Westside Monday Knitting & Spinners Group
No knitting or spinning for the Monday Westside group until further notice. Contact Georgia Pearson for more information.
For the non-knitter, want-to-learn person. Learn knit stitch, purl stitch, several cast-on methods, bind off, increase and decrease. Information includes types of yarn, abbreviations, and how to read labels. First project is a fast skinny scarf. Needles and practice yarn included.
Ongoing Knitting : Every Saturday and begin each month with four 2-hour sessions. $60.00
For students who have the basics and want to add to their skills. Included is how to read patterns; projects are Triangle Shawl, Wash/Dish Cloth, Cable Headband, Hat on double-pointed needles, Poncho, Customized Pullover Sweater & Toe-up Socks. Stu-dents may bring projects that need help.
Class size is limited. Information and registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All contact information can be found in the monthly newsletter.
:: Upcoming ::
November 22, 2022 9:30am - South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center and via Zoom
From Cone to Clothing - one weaver’s
Journey by Dianne Totten
2022 Las Arañas Schedule
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.
November 22 9:30am : Monthly meeting at SVMSC and via Zoom. From Cone to Clothing - one weaver’s
Journey by Dianne Totten.
November 22, 2022-January 5, 2023 : Winter 2022 Art Exhibit. Presented by the Placitas Community Library. Submission Deadline: October 15. This is a fiber or textile show. Entries can be woven, embellished, appliqués, painted, beaded, etc. There is no limit to what a fiber artist can do with a bit of fiber. Visit the website for submission form and exhibit guidelines.
March 2-4, 2023 : Spiders' Market. Garden Center.
July 27-30, 2023 : Intermountain Weavers Conference (IWC). Utah State University USU) in Logan, Utah. Visit www.intermountainweavers.org for more information.
Meetings will be held both in-person and via Zoom.
South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Our Guild Library Has Great Books
The Yarn Store At Nob Hill