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Sheep at the Heritage Farm.

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Join us at the Heritage Farm to celebrate the connections between plants, animals and people!

When

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Feb 22, 2014
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Description

Watch artisans at work, learn about natural dyes made from plants and follow the process used to turn Navajo Churro sheep wool into sweaters and blankets.

Meet the Navajo Churro sheep that live at the Heritage Farm and learn about how this heritage breed is being preserved. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many fiber arts, including spinning, dyeing, quilting, rug hooking and more.

Schedule of Events

Fiber artist demonstrations and discovery stations will take place around the Heritage Farm throughout the event from 10 a.m - 2 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. - noon - Music from Cactus Tractor ("Folk acoustic hipster-family pop")
  • 11 a.m. - Las Arañas dyeing demonstration
  • Noon - Las Arañas drop spindle class
  • Noon - 2 p.m. - Music from Wildewood (American folk rock)
  • 1 p.m. - Navajo-Churro sheep presentation and Q&A with Don Bixby, former director of the American Livestock Breeds Conservatory

Demonstrators

Thank you to our amazing fiber artists!

Price

Included with admission.