Events

Friday, May 12

 

Humming Desert Alpacas, Albuquerque Thread

Tours of Humming Desert Alpacas farm and farm store will be available all day with light refreshments provided.


 

Las Tejadoras Fiber Art Guild at El Museo, Santa Fe Thread

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Opening Kick-Off Party Join us for this fun and free event to help kick off the Fiber Crawl.


 

 Vortexyarns, Taos Thread

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Fiber Art Opening View "Camisas" by Perla Kopeloff, a mixed media fiber artist, combining handmade paper, felt and encaustic.

  Artemisia, Taos Thread

1 PM – 4 PM

Trunk show and informal weaving discussions with Nancy Paap, Santa Fe weaving artist 

12 PM – 2 PM

Trunk show and informal knitting demonstrations with Carolyn Irving Hinske, Taos knitwear and artistic accessories 


 

   Saturday, May 13 

 

Tapestry Gallery, Albuquerque Thread

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tapestry Sonatas View fine art tapestry by master weaver Donna Loraine Contractor 

Perfect Buttons & Robin Pascal Fiber Artist, Albuquerque Thread

Demonstrations Are you interested in learning about fiber preparation and making cloth from scratch? Come visit us for demonstrations of hand painting yarn and roving, weaving and spinning all day.

Humming Desert Alpacas, Albuquerque Thread

11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

Yarn dyeing, crocheting and Alpacas! Join us for “Yarn Dyeing Simplified" with Rhonda Seybert.  Participants can either watch or join in and dye their own mini alpaca skein! Humming Desert Alpacas will also have "Easy Crochet Bowl" demos presented by Kimberly Washburn. Farm tours are given all day. Feed and interact with the alpacas that provide the fleece for our products!

Children's Activity Area Projects using raw alpaca fleece. Demonstrations on how to skirt an alpaca blanket in preparation for washing and carding. Two spinning wheels will be available to spinners who would like to spin roving from the Humming Desert Alpacas herd. Light refreshments provided.


 

DC Knits, Santa Fe Thread

Live Knitting: Join us for all day long live knitting!

Wide Sky Ranch, Santa Fe Thread

Learn all there is to know on Alpacas: Wide Sky Ranch will be taking guests for a tour of the alpaca ranch. Learn about the origins of alpacas, how we care for them daily, and how we monitor their health on our herd health days, compete is shows, the unique qualities of their fleece, and most of all, meet our herd out in the pastures.  Also we will be demonstrating our fleece picker and our electric carder. We will also have a table where they can color alpaca worksheets for children.

Skirting, Spinning, Washing: We will skirt a fleece blanket in preparation for processing an alpaca show. For spinners, this is an opportunity to learn why careful skirting yields improved fleece to spin. We will also show one of the correct ways to wash raw fleece and how to dry it.

Que Sera Alpacas, Santa Fe Thread

Fiber, Knitting, Crocheting, Weaving and Spinning Demonstrations: Stop by to experience all aspects of fiber including fashion techniques, cleaning, prepping the raw fiber for spinning, producing yarns using both spinning wheels and drop or lap spindles, knitting, crocheting, and weaving. You can also get to meet an alpaca up close and personal!

Las Tejadoras Fiber Art Guild at El Museo, Santa Fe Thread

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free Admission

Las T Demo

Don’t miss this must-see stop in Santa Fe. Enjoy the juried exhibit of works by talented fiber artists. Visit the Invitational Exhibit featuring works of fiber artists from throughout New Mexico. Shop and browse vendors’ booths selling a variety of handwoven, knitted, crocheted and other hand crafted items! Watch weaving, spinning, knitting, and felting demonstrations.

Studio 17, Santa Fe Thread

Card Weaving: Stop by forany time for demonstrations of card weaving on an inkle loom and an exploration of displays of dye plant matter and color samples.

Book Signings: Join author, Mary L. Grow, and illustrator, Jean-Marc Richel, will take place both Saturday and Sunday at STUDIO 17.  Don’t miss this fun event!

Chester Meets the Walker House Ghost

Chester, a cat who loves the comforts of home, suddenly finds himself destined to liberate a nasty ghost from the old Walker House inn. Join this heroic cat as he seeks advice from the raccoons of Bandit Treasure and searches through the magical underworld of Cornish lead mines. Written for children between the ages of 8 and 88, this story explores friendship, fear, trust, and coming of age.

 

Chester & The Mystery of the Tilted World

Chester, a cat destined to set things right when they go wrong, takes a remarkable journey to the land of the ancient pharaohs. Guided by the mysterious Scroll of the Rain, he and Jasper, his loyal brother, discover the secrets of the Great Pyramid. Join Chester as he meets the beautiful Sisters of Giza and summons the magical cobra, Naje Haje. This funny and tender story is written for children of all ages who seek wonder and adventure.


 

 Maggy Pavlou Studio, Española Thread

Free small Wool & Fabric Remnants: Suitable for small craft projects quantities limited, while supply lasts!


 

Tres Estrellas, Taos Thread

4:00 PM

Presentations on Saltillo Serape and Navajo textiles: Illustrations will be given by Chris Ferguson, the legendary Saltillo serape; its origins, context, and profound influence upon regional Hispanic and Navajo weaving traditions in 19th century New Mexico will be discussed. An outstanding selection of classic period Saltillo serapes, along with Saltillo influenced New Mexican "Rio Grande" blankets, and historical Navajo textiles will be present to illustrate the visual impact and enduring beauty that have become indelibly synonymous with the southwest. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

VortexYarns, Taos Thread

Trunk Show featuring Kim Perkins and her hand dyed Fusion Yarns collection. Meet the designer, offering great original pattern support.

Artemisia, Taos Thread

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Trunk Show with multiple artists represented at Artemisia including, Renata Zimmermann of Abiquiu, NM knitwear artist -  Preview new designs and meet the artist; Terri Wildermuth of Santa Fe, NM felt/silk artist; Barbara Ehrlich of Las Vegas, NM – meet the artist, preview new work and learn more about what inspires her original handwoven designs; Laura Quilligan of Taos, NM handpainted silk kimono’s and scarves; Linda St. Angelo of Rio Rancho, NM felt artist – preview new work and meet the artist


 

Sunday, May 14

 

Humming Desert Alpacas, Albuquerque Thread

11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

Yarn dyeing, crocheting and Alpacas! Join us for “Yarn Dyeing Simplified" with Rhonda Seybert.  Participants can either watch or join in and dye their own mini alpaca skein! Humming Desert Alpacas will also have "Easy Crochet Bowl" demos presented by Kimberly Washburn.

Tapestry Gallery, Albuquerque Thread

The End Product: Available for discussion of “The End Product” what to do with your creation besides enjoy it with Gallery Proprietor, Judith Colvin.

Perfect Buttons & Robin Pascal Fiber Artist, Albuquerque Thread

Demonstrations Are you interested in learning about fiber preparation and making cloth from scratch? Come visit us for demonstrations of hand painting yarn and roving, weaving and spinning all day.


 

Las Tejadoras Fiber Art Guild at El Museo, Santa Fe Thread

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free Admission

Las T Demo

Don’t miss this must-see stop in Santa Fe. Enjoy the juried exhibit of works by talented fiber artists. Visit the Invitational Exhibit featuring works of fiber artists from throughout New Mexico. Shop and browse vendors’ booths selling a variety of handwoven, knitted, crocheted and other hand crafted items! Watch weaving, spinning, knitting, and felting demonstrations.

DC Knits, Santa Fe Thread

Live Knitting: Join us for all day long live knitting!

Wide Sky Ranch, Santa Fe Thread

Learn all there is to know on Alpacas: Wide Sky Ranch will be taking guests for a tour of the alpaca ranch. Learn about the origins of alpacas, how we care for them daily, and how we monitor their health on our herd health days, compete is shows, the unique qualities of their fleece, and most of all, meet our herd out in the pastures.  Also we will be demonstrating our fleece picker and our electric carder. We will also have a table where they can color alpaca worksheets for children.

Live Needle Felting Demonstrations with artist Judy Chapman will demonstrate needle felting figures. Judy is well known as a talented artist and will have some of her works for sale.

Que Sera Alpacas, Santa Fe Thread

Fiber, Knitting, Crocheting, Weaving and Spinning Demonstrations: Stop by to experience all aspects of fiber including fashion techniques, cleaning, prepping the raw fiber for spinning, producing yarns using both spinning wheels and drop or lap spindles, knitting, crocheting, and weaving. You can also get to meet an alpaca up close and personal!

Studio 17, Santa Fe Thread

Card Weaving: Stop by forany time for demonstrations of card weaving on an inkle loom and an exploration of displays of dye plant matter and color samples.

Book Signings: Join author, Mary L. Grow, and illustrator, Jean-Marc Richel, will take place both Saturday and Sunday at STUDIO 17.  Don’t miss this fun event! 

Chester Meets the Walker House Ghost

Chester, a cat who loves the comforts of home, suddenly finds himself destined to liberate a nasty ghost from the old Walker House inn. Join this heroic cat as he seeks advice from the raccoons of Bandit Treasure and searches through the magical underworld of Cornish lead mines. Written for children between the ages of 8 and 88, this story explores friendship, fear, trust, and coming of age.

 

Chester & The Mystery of the Tilted World

Chester, a cat destined to set things right when they go wrong, takes a remarkable journey to the land of the ancient pharaohs. Guided by the mysterious Scroll of the Rain, he and Jasper, his loyal brother, discover the secrets of the Great Pyramid. Join Chester as he meets the beautiful Sisters of Giza and summons the magical cobra, Naje Haje. This funny and tender story is written for children of all ages who seek wonder and adventure.


 

 Maggy Pavlou Studio, Española Thread

Free small Wool & Fabric Remnants: Suitable for small craft projects quantities limited, while supply lasts! 


 

 Tres Estrellas, Taos Thread

4:00 PM

Informal presentation on Saltillo Serape, Navajo textiles and Illustrations will be given by Chris Ferguson, legendary Saltillo serape; origins, context, and its profound influence upon regional Hispanic and Navajo weaving traditions in 19th century New Mexico will be discussed. An outstanding selection of classic period Saltillo serapes, along with Saltillo influenced New Mexican "Rio Grande" blankets, and historical Navajo textiles will be present to illustrate the visual impact and enduring beauty that have become indelibly synonymous with the southwest. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Vortexyarns, Taos Thread

Trunk Show featuring Lisa Joyce and her handspun- hand dyed yarns and felt items. A Taos original!

Artemisia, Taos Thread

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Trunk Show and informal discussions with artists Terri Wildermuth of Santa Fe, NM felt/silk artist and Linda Anderle, Las Vegas, NM fiber jewelry artist