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Heritage Spinning and Weaving

Learn about the methods and practices of traditional spinning and weaving at Casa San Ysidro

When

Oct 26, 2019
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Casa San Ysidro
973 Old Church Road
Corrales, NM 87048

Description

Learn about the methods and practices of traditional spinning and weaving. Taught by expert fiber artists working in traditional methods, these classes include lectures, hands-on activities, and short- and long-term weaving projects. Included with paid admission.

Heritage Spinning and Weaving  connects the past to the present through immersive experiences in the techniques and history of weaving by use of traditional technology. This program is open to the public with a cap of 15 per class. These classes utilize the talents and teaching methods of different local spinners and weavers to gain perspective on different methods and sets of knowledge.

Fiber artists: Emily Stovel, Myra Chang Thompson, and Carla Wackenheim

TOPICS

2/23/19
Fiber Prep – origins and histories of fiber in Spanish Colonial New Mexico, fiber harvest and preparation using Churro wool

3/23/19
Yarn Building – fiber-made utilitarian items, spinning on drop spindle

4/27/19
Spinning and Socks – Spinning wheel, traditional methods and techniques of using yarn in sock making (trade item used in silver mines in Mexico)

6/22/19
Weaving – demonstrating portions of the winding and warping with table looms using wool yarn and traditional patterns for jerga and colcha. The class will have looms in various stages of completed warping so folks can try their hand at it. Churro yarn to weave a traditional Jerga piece. Completing the circle for a Spanish Colonial textile.

7/27/19
Spinning – Spinning wheels

8/24/19
Weaving, part II – demonstrating portions of the winding and warping with table looms using wool yarn and traditional patterns for jerga and colcha

10/26/19
Weaving - The original base fabric for a colcha: sabanilla – a loosely woven wool fabric with a 12 – 22 thread count. This class will include spinning socks along with the jerga and sabanilla fabric.

Price

The class is included with paid admission. $4 - $6. Class size is limited. RSVP to Aaron Gardner at 505-898-3915 or [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Contact

Aaron Gardner
505-898-3915