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Heritage Spinning and Weaving

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


Jun 27, 2020
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM


Casa San Ysidro
973 Old Church Road
Corrales, NM 87048


February 22, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, August 22, September 12, and October 24, 1:30–3 p.m.

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.

Heritage Spinning and Weaving 2020

Fiber Prep
This class features the origins and histories of fiber in Spanish Colonial New Mexico, fiber harvest, and preparation using Churro wool. Learn to wash, carding, and comb wool.               

Dyeing Purposes and Uses
This class features traditional methods and techniques using natural dyes. Guests will learn the use of traditional and local dye plants to replicate colors of time period practices used for dyeing wool. Learn to dyeing wool with natural colors.

This class features lessons on the products of colonial and territorial New Mexico that were fiber-made utilitarian items and trade item used in silver mines in Mexico. Learn to weave socks

This class features demonstrating portions of the winding and warping with table looms using wool yarn and traditional patterns for jerga and colcha. Practical includes: Weaving on different styles of looms

This class features information on the original base fabric for a colcha. Sabanilla – a loosely woven wool fabric with a 12 – 22 thread count. Learn to make colcha


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.


Aaron Gardner