Workshop Calendar

Knitting in Color with Diane de Souza / March 30, 2013

Knitting in Color with Diane de Souza / March 30, 2013

Knitting in Color with Diane de Souza / March 30, 2013 It’s still cold outside- so come get cozy at Española Valley Fiber Arts Center and expand your knitting repertoire with Knitting in Color! It can seem overwhelming at first, but Diane will walk you through the different styles of incorporating color into knitting including mosaic, Fair Isle, and intarsia. A portion of the class will be devoted to chart reading and development of individual designs. Students will walk away with a Fair Isle...

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INTENSE BUSINESS WEEKEND with Olimpia Newman @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 13-14, 2012

INTENSE BUSINESS WEEKEND with Olimpia Newman @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 13-14, 2012

Are you trying to start a fiber-related business? Or are you lost on where to go next with your current business endeavor? This intense weekend seminar will walk you through the process of identifying potential markets and customers for your products via analyzing current trends, and then show you how they can be integrated into your new product line. The class will focus on the development of a product portfolio that fits your business model and then Olimpia will teach you to address the...

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INTENSE BUSINESS WEEKEND with Olimpia Newman @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 13-14, 2012

INTENSE BUSINESS WEEKEND with Olimpia Newman @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 13-14, 2012

Are you trying to start a fiber-related business? Or are you lost on where to go next with your current business endeavor? This intense weekend seminar will walk you through the process of identifying potential markets and customers for your products via analyzing current trends, and then show you how they can be integrated into your new product line. The class will focus on the development of a product portfolio that fits your business model and then Olimpia will teach you to address the...

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PINEAPPLE BLOSSOM QUILT with Terry Meyer / September 22, 2012

PINEAPPLE BLOSSOM QUILT with Terry Meyer / September 22, 2012

Come make a scrap quilt with our resident and beloved head-quilter Terry Meyer! She’ll walk you through the process of piecing together this beautiful quilt and use her expertise to show you how to make it as easy as possible. Students are recommended to pre-cut some pieces for class- enough to put together a few blocks. This class will be for everyone from confidant beginner to the relaxed advanced. When:  September 22, 2012 Where: Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center / 325 Paseo de Onate...

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Around the State / Testimonial: New Mexico Silk Art Escapes with Sandy Hopper

Around the State / Testimonial: New Mexico Silk Art Escapes with Sandy Hopper

“Sandy is a wonderful teacher as well as a gracious host. I admire her skills as an artisan and found that she was willing to share her knowledge with me easily and readily. It was beneficial for me to learn her less-toxic methods of silk painting and I was able to sample a variety of techniques in her two day workshop. She combines the gift of ‘welcoming’ along with her silk painting skills to create a blend of education and enjoyment while visiting her scenic studio on Elephant Butte...

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Road trip from Santa Fe: Simply Silk Workshop / July 21-22, 2012

Road trip from Santa Fe: Simply Silk Workshop / July 21-22, 2012

Experience the joy of painting on silk. Watch the dyes flow and blend 509 creating breath taking colors and designs! This workshop is for anyone looking to explore the art of painting on silk. No previous art experience needed. All supplies are provided When: July 21-22, 2012 Where: Grasshopper Silk Studio 509 Bass Rd, Elephant Butte, NM Time: 9am to 3pm each day Cost: $250 STUDIO DISCOUNT: 20% off silk purchases during workshop Phone:575-740-4958 Website/Blog Address:...

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Artists on YouTube: Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center

Artists on YouTube: Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center

We offer a wide variety of fiber arts classes, workshops and other hands-on fiber experiences year round. We teach New Mexico traditions like Rio Grande weaving, Colcha embroidery, natural dyeing, as well as many other weaving classes, knitting, felting, basketry, quilting, silk painting and more. We schedule learning experiences for children on request. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can tell you about the artists, traditions and fiber arts techniques of our area. Many of our classes are...

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Embroidery / Start July 14th, 2012 ( 2 weekends)

Embroidery / Start July 14th, 2012 ( 2 weekends)

Embroidery is quick to learn, portable, and requires minimal supplies. Designs are easily available, or you can use your own artwork and make great gifts. We will cover all the tools, several pattern-transfer techniques, basic stitches, and tons of ideas for future projects. You will leave with a small project completed. Elizabeth Harris has been teaching and sewing for many years. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 14, 2 wks. Course #CR328 01/CRN 10641 Elizabeth Harris, Fee...

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BACKSTRAP WEAVING with Louie Garcia / April 28th & 29th, 2012

BACKSTRAP WEAVING with Louie Garcia / April 28th & 29th, 2012

Often dismissed as a simple loom, the backstrap loom should not be underestimated. As one of the oldest tools used by ancient cultures to produce a wide range of fabrics, the backstrap loom is one of, if not the, most versatile looms you will ever learn to use! Its storability and portability make it the ideal loom for those who want to weave but just do not have the room for a larger stationary loom. The possibilities are endless once you learn the basics of weaving on a backstrap loom. The...

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8 SHAFTS, ONE THREADING with Diane de Souza / April 14th, 2012

8 SHAFTS, ONE THREADING with Diane de Souza / April 14th, 2012

Have you always wanted to weave on a many shaft loom?  With the generous donation of the 16 shaft AVL to the center, you have that opportunity.  Not sure how to get started?  Then this class is the class for you.   We begin with 8 shafts and explore the options of a straight draw threading.  How many do you think there are?  The class will be a mix of lecture, design, and weaving on 8 shaft looms.  The lectures will hone your drafting/design skills.  The design portion will reinforce the...

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IKKANBARI with Chris Conrad / Saturday April 21st, 2012

IKKANBARI with Chris Conrad / Saturday April 21st, 2012

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center Ikkanbari is the traditional folk art of extending the life of worn out baskets by covering them with washi (paper) and kakishibu (persimmon dye).  We’ll learn about kakishibu, basic techniques for using kakishibu on washi and even a little katazome (paste resist stencil dyeing).  Much of the information and techniques are also applicable to other paper and textile arts. Bring your old baskets!    After a chance encounter with kakishibu at the Toji...

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BEADED LACE SHAWL with Bethe Orrell / April 7th & 21st, 2012

BEADED LACE SHAWL with Bethe Orrell / April 7th & 21st, 2012

Beads, beads and more beads!  In this class, we will introduce beads into knitted lace.  Once you know the methods, you will make a beaded lace triangle shawl.  If you know how to knit, but would like to learn lace techniques an pattern construction, this is the class.  This beading techniques loads beads onto individual stitches – no pre-strung beads.  Beads and lace are a stunning combination in knitting – once you learn this, you can add beads to all your lace knit patterns. Bethe is the...

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CREATIVE KNITTING with Valentina Devine / Saturday March 17, 2012

CREATIVE KNITTING with Valentina Devine / Saturday March 17, 2012

Shed your fears about fiber, texture and most of all … gauge. Join Valentina in this incredible class to learn her secrets of creative knitting, the emphasis will be on knitting without a pattern. Discover how to combine linear shapes such as rectangles, squares and strips, along with linear areas of color. Combine all that with textures and embellishments and Viola! Explore simple shaping ideas for sweaters, coats and shawls in this hands-on class and your will be well on your way to...

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COLCHA EMBROIDERY with Beatrice Sandoval / Saturday, April 7th, 2012

COLCHA EMBROIDERY with Beatrice Sandoval / Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Join us at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center to learn the basic colcha stitch and absorb the history of this uniquely New Mexican fiber art tradition from one of its master practitioners. Sabanilla labrada, or wool-on-wool colcha embroidery work, is distinct because it may be one of the few textiles developed in New Mexico during the Spanish colonial period. Yarns for class are supplied, and you can purchase colcha yarn and for a future project at EVFAC.  Making her home in Las Vegas, NM,...

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COLOR AND DESIGN FOR TAPESTRY WEAVERS with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / March 28th, 2012

COLOR AND DESIGN FOR TAPESTRY WEAVERS with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / March 28th, 2012

This course will help students put basic design and color principles into practice at the loom. Students will first work on a tapestry design for a small tapestry or a sampler for a larger tapestry which they will then weave during the class. Each day, students will also be given color and design exercises to complete on paper. The practical weaving part of the course will be tailored to each student’s previous knowledge and all necessary tapestry techniques will be covered. Students are...

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REP WEAVE PLACEMATS with Melodie Usher / Starts March 16th, 2012 (2 days)

REP WEAVE PLACEMATS with Melodie Usher / Starts March 16th, 2012 (2 days)

In this class you will learn all about rep weave; what it is, how to plan it and how to weave it.  To put your new knowledge to use, each student will plan and warp a loom to create a set of Rep Weave placemats.  A choice of patterns will be available for each student to individualize so that everyone will be able to create a project that is uniquely theirs.  The project will be planned and the weaving will be started in class but the student will finish the project on their own having learned...

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Color Mixing Package with Robin Pascal / DIY Santa Fe Art Month / Available March 3rd, 10th, & 17th 2012

Color Mixing Package with Robin Pascal / DIY Santa Fe Art Month / Available March 3rd, 10th, & 17th 2012

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Learn to spin with Liane Brown / DIY Santa Fe Art Month 2012 / Available weekends in March

Learn to spin with Liane Brown / DIY Santa Fe Art Month 2012 / Available weekends in March

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Microwave Dyeing Yarn and Roving Instruction with Robin Pascal / DIY Santa Fe Art Month / March 4th, 11th, & 18th 2012

Microwave Dyeing Yarn and Roving Instruction with Robin Pascal  / DIY Santa Fe Art Month / March 4th, 11th, & 18th 2012

  DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Nicky Epstein Knitting Weekend / Friday, March 30th / Meet and greet at Oodles Yarn & Bead Gallery

Nicky Epstein Knitting Weekend / Friday, March 30th / Meet and greet at Oodles Yarn & Bead Gallery

Friday, March 30th: Drop-by, meet and Greet at Oodles Yarn & Bead Gallery. All day ! Edgings and Embellishments: One of Nicky Epstein’s specialties! Learn many ideas and skills through Nicky’s methods that you will use repeatedly in your own knitting. Intarsia and Fair Isle: Nicky Epstein teaches how to read a knitting color chart, change colors in the same row, and how to mix, match, and combine colors like a pro! Reception, Book Signing, and Design Presentation: Meet Nicky...

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Evocative Knitting Workshop with Jane Thornley & Ricki Darbee / March 14th,15th, & 17th, 2012

Evocative Knitting Workshop with Jane Thornley & Ricki Darbee / March 14th,15th, & 17th, 2012

Explore knitting off grid with color and texture while learning how to make shawl pins from hammered metal. Santa Fe is rich with color and art, it’s a virtual community of creativity with museums, art galleries, fabulous shops, historic and spiritual sites plus wonderful yarn and bead shops.  If that’s not enough to entice you, the Santa Fe Bead Fest  rolls into town every March, unfurling aisle after aisle of beads and arty bobbles. Workshop is held in a lovely Santa Fean home...

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Santa Fe Artists on YouTube: Color Mixing with Robin Pascal

Santa Fe Artists on YouTube: Color Mixing with Robin Pascal

  Want to know how to make the colors you want for dyeing or painting?  Learn about the basic primary colors used to create any color in the spectrum.  Create a color wheel.  We will use liquid fabric dye and watercolor paper to create color wheels, mix bright colors, mix subdued colors.  We will learn about mixing colors with the eye, iridescence, which and how colors “vibrate” against each other, how light and dark affect the “look” of colors.  This will be a lot of experimenting and...

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Santa Fe Artists on YouTube: Spinning Wool with Liane Brown

Santa Fe Artists on YouTube: Spinning Wool with Liane Brown

This workshop will teach participants how to prepare and spin raw wool into warm, delightful and beautiful skeins of yarn, ready to knit or weave. History of handspinning and use of different fibers will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the history and use of Navajo-Churro wool, which was brought here by Don Juan de Onate in 1598. More on Spinning Wool with Liane Brown here [si-contact-form...

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Participate in the rich textile heritage of Northern New Mexico with a Color Mixing Package with Robin Pascal / March 2012


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Participate in the rich textile heritage of Northern New Mexico with a Color Mixing Package with Robin Pascal / March 2012

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Take a fiber class using Navajo-Churro wool ! Learn to Spin Package with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs in Santa Fe, New Mexico / March 2012

Take a fiber class using Navajo-Churro wool ! Learn to Spin Package with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs in Santa Fe, New Mexico / March 2012

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Try fiber art in New Mexico ! Microwave Dyeing Yarn and Roving Package with Robin Pascal / March 2012

Try fiber art in New Mexico ! Microwave Dyeing Yarn and Roving Package with Robin Pascal / March 2012

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas: Microwave Dyeing Yarn and Roving Package with Robin Pascal / March 2012

Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas: Microwave Dyeing Yarn and Roving Package with Robin Pascal / March 2012

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas : Color Mixing Package with Robin Pascal / March 2012

Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas : Color Mixing Package with Robin Pascal / March 2012

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas: Learn to Spin Package with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / March 2012

Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas: Learn to Spin Package with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / March 2012

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012.  Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest.  It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Miriam’s Well Santa Fe School of Weaving

Miriam’s Well Santa Fe School of Weaving

www.sfschoolofweaving.com The Santa Fe School of Weaving provides an oasis of creative energy in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. We offer a wide variety of classes in textile arts designed to nurture your creative being. Learn color, form and texture in a relaxing and inspiring environment. Our small class sizes guarantee that instructors are available to guide you on your creative path through the fiber arts. The classes are small, 2 -3 students. For new as well as students, who wish to...

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Perfect for fall weather. / Finding Order In Times of Chaos / a fiber workshop with Marguerite Wilson

Perfect for fall weather. / Finding Order In Times of Chaos / a fiber workshop with Marguerite Wilson

In it we will explore principles of Sacred Geometry using the square, the octagon, and the circle. Through primarily working with cloth, we will discover what it means to create order and harmony. This workshop is for anyone who can use a sewing machine or is willing to learn as well as for the already accomplished fiber artist wanting to try something new. Materials list will be provided upon registration. Workshops are ongoing, and will be either two days, three days, or five days. Please...

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Fiber Arts Classes – Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center

Fiber Arts Classes – Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center

We offer a wide variety of fiber arts classes, workshops and other hands-on fiber experiences year round. We teach New Mexico traditions like Rio Grande weaving, Colcha embroidery, natural dyeing, as well as many other weaving classes, knitting, felting, basketry, quilting, silk painting and more. We schedule learning experiences for children on request. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can tell you about the artists, traditions and fiber arts techniques of our area. Many of our classes are...

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Miriam’s Well Santa Fe School of Weaving

Miriam’s Well Santa Fe School of Weaving

The Santa Fe School Of Weaving-Miriam’s Well is an Oasis of Creativity in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, which offers instruction in weaving, spinning and knitting, and an incredible selection of yarns, tools and books for anyone interested in Fiber Arts and textiles. Nurture your creative being: Learn color, form and texture in a relaxing and inspiring environment. Our small class sizes guarantee that instructors are available to guide you on your creative path through the fiber arts....

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Microwave Dyeing Yarn and Roving Package with Robin Pascal

Microwave Dyeing Yarn and Roving Package with Robin Pascal

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012.  Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest.  It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Color Mixing Package with Robin Pascal

Color Mixing Package with Robin Pascal

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012.  Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest.  It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Learn to Spin Package with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs

Learn to Spin Package with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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