Monday, May 8, 2017

New Mexico Fiber Crawl

New Mexico offers a wealthy textile tradition that is steeped in its diverse culture and enriched by its extensive history. To honor, promote and showcase the creative work produced by fiber artists across New Mexico the EspaƱola Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC) is launching its first annual
New Mexico Fiber Crawl, taking place May 13-14, over Mother’s Day weekend,
and beginning with Friday night Kick-off Parties on May 12.

This free event takes you on a tour of cultural centers, stores, museums, farms and the studios of local Fiber Artists from Albuquerque and the East Mountains in the south to Taos in the north.

I'm very excited that my home studio will be one of the stops on the tour!!!  I'll be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM.   Mine will be one of two studios in our small town of Edgewood. Robin Pascal will also be on the tour. 

During the two-day event participants will be given a free Fiber Crawl Passport and a map with a list of artists and sites along the trail. There are four regions that cluster activities within geographical areas, allowing participants to “tour the Crawl and join in the community events while sight-see our beautiful Northern New Mexico along the way” April Jouse, EVFAC Director of Operations suggests.

I've invited some of my friends to share in the fun at my place.
Guest artists will include the following:

Judy Chapman will provide demonstrations on the art of Needle Felting. Judy has been felting for about 12 years and is an award winning Needle Felt Artist.( Saturday Only)

Liz Clow produces individually designed articles of clothing. There are up-cycled sweaters felted into vests, bags, and hand warmers. Hoodies, underwear, and Art T-shirts are stamped and painted with landscapes and fun words. There will be some newer styles and seconds at wholesale prices for this show only.                                                    LIz will be here both days. 

Becky Arnold spins yarn and sun dyes wool and silk fibers. Becky will be here (Saturday only) with her spinning wheel demonstration. 

Polly Freyman became inspired through her work at a historic farm where she volunteered.                       Fascinated by different qualities and textures of wool, she quickly acquired a used loom and sheep                           of seven different breeds. She has experimented with weaving, wet felting and creating wool collages.                    She enjoys sharing the versatility of this natural fiber.  Polly will be here both days. 

For more information visit the NM Fiber Crawl website at:

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