Art and Cultural Goings-On in Taos and Northern New Mexico

May 13 - 14, 2017

First Annual New Mexico Fiber Arts Crawl

Northeast New Mexico: Albuquerque to Taos, Two days, all day
First Annual New Mexico Fiber Arts Crawl

First Annual New Mexico Fiber Arts 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 Española 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 to Taos.

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-seeing our beautiful Northern New Mexico along the way.

Each site will offer discounts, demonstrations and events to draw in the curious and those who want to learn a skill or meet the artists.

Fiber Crawl 2017 has been generously supported by New Mexico Arts, Rio Arriba County, and private donors. The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC, the Center) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that cultivates and support multi-generational participation in local, traditional and contemporary Fiber Arts. Its three main areas of focus are to build expertise in the Fiber Arts for adults and youth through Education, to increase awareness and participation in the Fiber Arts and foster economic growth in the fiber arts community through collaborative efforts that respect heritage and promotes a Fiber Ecosystem - that grows, harvests, prepares and uses fibers creatively.

The Taos and High Road Threads

ARROYO SECO

Weaving Southwest
591 Hondo-Seco Rd.
Arroyo Seco, NM 87514

TOWN OF TAOS

Vortexyarns
218A Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571

Mooncat Fiber
120 B Bent Street
Taos, NM 87571

Artemisia
117 Bent Street
Suite B
Taos, NM 87571

Chocolate + Cashmere TAOS
130 Bent Street
TAOS, NM 87571

Tres Estrellas Design
208 Ranchitos Road
Unit A
Taos, NM 87571

HIGH ROAD TO TAOS

TDLT Fiber Artisans: Hub
14148 State Road 75
Penasco, NM 87553

Metier
202 Hwy 75
Dixon, NM 87527

Pictured: Weaving Southwest in Arroyo Seco and TDLT Fiber Artisans in Penasco.

Taos Thread Events

Saturday May 13
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

Metier, Taos Thread, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Demonstration of needle felting with Jennifer Goyette, if you've ever wanted to see some great needle felting join us here at Metier to observe this magnificent talent.

Metier, Taos Thread, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Weaving a Berry Basket with Irene Smith if you've ever wanted to weave an amazing Basket join us here at Metier to participate in this magnificent talent.

Sunday May 14
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

Metier, Taos Thread, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Demonstration of needle felting with Jennifer Goyette, if you've ever wanted to see some great needle felting join us here at Metier to observe this magnificent talent.

Metier, Taos Thread, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Weaving a Weed Basket with Irene Smith if you've ever wanted to weave an amazing Basket join us here at Metier to participate in this magnificent talent.

Call Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC) at 505-747-3577 or visit www.evfac.org
For more information about the New Mexico Fiber Crawl, visit www.NMFiberCrawl.org

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