January Guild Meeting - Lisa Trujillo

Saturday, January 7, 2012
9:30 am - Noon
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe

Lisa Trujillo
Award-winning tapestry artist, weaving in the Chimayo/Rio Grande tradition, will discuss her work

One week after graduating from the University of New Mexico with a degree in marketing, Lisa Rockwood married Irvin Trujillo and started her weaving career. Although Lisa had always been artistically inclined, she had never woven before meeting Irvin. She proved an apt pupil. She started by weaving small pieces and early on began challenging herself with more and more complex designs. She began dying yarn with natural dyes when she started weaving, and started spinning a couple of years later. As she continued to weave more complex pieces she would try weaving finer and larger pieces in the Saltillo style, using her own handspun and natural dyed yarns. Each of these projects took about a year to complete. Her other weavings allow her to pursue other ideas, and to work in other traditional styles.

Lisa's designs are generally within the guidelines of traditional Rio Grande weaving. While she has great respect for the Rio Grande Spanish tradition, she was not born into the culture and tradition. Therefore, she brings her own non-Hispanic background to her weaving. Since it is impossible to keep from expressing herself in her weaving, the results keep changing as time passes.

Lisa and Irv own and operate Centinela Traditional Arts in Chimayo, New Mexico. They both are award-winning artists whose work has been shown in, and collected by, museums across the United States, including the Smithsonian. If you haven't visited their studio you should go sometime. It's a lovely drive to Chimayo and Centinela Traditional Arts is an interesting place.


Guild Meeting - Holiday Potluck

Saturday, December 3, 2011

9:30 am Stash Sale Setup
10-12 Social Time, Sale and Potluck

Westminster Presbyterian Church
841 W. Manhattan Ave, Santa Fe

Stash Reduction Sale – Bring your extra yarns, books, tools and equipment, and handmade gifts to donate and sell for the benefit of the guild. Mark each item with the price you think is appropriate. We haven't done this in a long time, so we're sure that everyone has saved up lots of good stuff to donate!

Also for sale at bargain prices will be yarns from the estate of former member, Judy Moore. Silk City chenille, Henry's Attic wool, loopy wool skeins, skeins of beautiful, fine, orange and goldenrod wool, and more. Be sure to bring your checkbook, and bring your friends!

Potluck – Members and guests are asked to bring a food item to share. The guild will provide utensils, plates, beverages and tablecloths. Don't plan to reheat food in the kitchen, but you may bring a crockpot and plug it in if you wish.
• Members with last name beginning with A through G bring a salad or appetizer
• Members with last name beginning with H through R bring and entré
• Members with a last name beginning with S through Z bring a dessert


Guild Meeting - speaker is Lany Eila

SATURDAY, November 5, 2011
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Lany Eila will be speaking about her exquisite tapestry works using neutral colors and her discovery of the bones of tapestry through the reduction of color in search of form. Her works revolve from photo realism through to abstractions that deal with universal cycles of thoughts and events. Lany's tapestries are important because of their visual impact, precision as
well as content.

Her works have been included in American Tapestry Biennales numbers 6,7 and 8 as well as many other major juried tapestry exhibitions. Web site: www.lanyeila.com


Toadlena Trading Post Trip

The guild members who visited Toadlena Trading post all agree it was a trip well worth taking! The beautiful scenery and wonderful dose of culture was surpassed only by the gracious hospitality of our hosts Mark and Linda.

Many, many thanks to Phillenore for planning and coordinating the trip!

You may enjoy seeing the post through some of photos. The first ones have been uploaded onto our website and can be found in this Online Photo Album There will be more photos uploaded in the days to come so you may want to check back.

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October 3 - 9, 2011

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October 4 meeting

Remember our meeting speaker will be Joyce Begay-Foss and she will give a program on her new book “Spider Woman’s Gift”.  She gave this talk at MIAC this summer to a general audience.  Her concentration was on Navajo blankets.  9:30 social hour, 10:00 meeting and ca. 10:30 Tuesday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.


Enzmann-Forneris Workshop in October

Connie Enzmann-Forneris weaves beautiful rugs which I have admired for many years. She's also a very good teacher and for several years has been teaching classes at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center in the fall. This year I have signed up for her block weave/weft-faced wool rug class and I need some fellow students so that the class will be a go! It will be held October 7-9 (Fri-Sun) and the product will be a table runner. Her website is www.fiberdesigns.com. The EVFAC website for more information is www.evfac.org/classes.



bring your IWC projects

It occurred to me that rather than present a report on IWC, our members would much rather see samples from the classes people took.  So, if it is not too much to ask, could the people who attended IWC bring things they made in class, or things done later as a result of class?  I am willing to bring my failed samples…and hopefully Helen will bring the samples which worked from Barbara Herbster’s class.-Su

Dues Are Due

As a new guild year starts don't forget to pay your dues!


Guild Potluk Picnic

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
10:30 am
Home of Theresa Holmes

Thanks to the hospitality of Theresa Holmes, members will be able to start the guild season with our now traditional potluck picnic in a new setting. It will be a chance to socialize, take care of some business, meet new friends, greet old friends, and meet the llamas.

Potluck (reversing last year's order)
· Last names starting with A through L should bring an entree or salad
· Last names starting with the letters M through Z should bring a dessert

Look for directions in your Sept. newsletter.


It's been awhile, but I just spent an inspirational weekend at IWC, the InterMountain Weaver's Conference in Durango. Besides that the college is way up high, and the dorm overlooks the city, and looks across at the mountains it is just plain beautiful there. There were 170 attendees, and the class offerings were wonderful
Yoshiko Wada, whose class Nancy Ullman took, gave a very interesting talk on the trends in Japanese textiles, along with a fashion show on Friday night. Jason Collingwood was teaching a rug weaving class which at least one member of our guild took, Nadine Sanders was teaching Theo Moorman, and I think Alene took that, Helen Finney and I were in Barbara Herbster's differential shrinkage class, with a bunch of fun people, I saw Melodie and met her friend from Abiqui but I don't know what class they took. Evelyn and Joni might have been taking Rebecca's color blending class and Ann was either in Judy Dominic's mudcloth dying class, or the other manipulating fabric class. I looked in on Sharon Alderman's class and everyone was weaving clear crisp stripes right up to the end of Sunday.
The only disappointment was the food...and my car battery! But everyone should think seriously about attending the summer after next. If I can just figure out how, I will post pictures of my samples.-Su


Scarf Exchange update

The first guild scarf exchange will be held at the May meeting.

Previously the finished dimensions were defined as 6" wide by 60"
long. That has been revised to allow narrower scarves to qualify for the

Look for some pictures on the website after the meeting.


May Guild Meeting

Karen Selk - "Silk Vignettes of Asia"
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Unitarian Church, West Barcelona and Galisteo, Santa Fe
9:30 AM - Social hour
10:00 AM - Meeting
1 P.M.-Workshop

Karen Selk, internationally known silk expert and co-owner of Treenway Silks in British Columbia, will be our speaker on May 3, 2011. Karen has been a textile designer and artist since 1972. Her primary focus has been weaving and fusing felt with silk. As managing director of Treenway Silks, she designs and develops new yarns, fibers, kits, and color palettes. A former director of product development for WomanKind.com, she also organizes and leads textile and cultural tours to India, Bhutan, and Laos. Her topic is "Silk Vignettes of Asia."
The story encompasses an extravaganza of visual images, handcrafted cloth and revealing tales of silkworm rearing, yarn making, dyeing and timeless weaving techniques. You will gain insight into the cultural traditions and sustainable cottage industry development in villages scattered throughout Thailand, Laos, India, Burma, China, and Bhutan.

You can learn more about silk at www.treenwaysilks.com

In the afternoon, Las Tejedoras will host a Silk Fusion/Silk Felt workshop led by Karen. The workshop runs from 1-3:30 at the Unitarian Church in Santa Fe. Cost is $30 plus a $26 materials fee that is payable to Karen. The workshop appears to be full. Participants are asked to bring their lunch.


EVFAC Fundraiser

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center invites you to “Mingle at the Mansion”.

Friday, May 13, 2011
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Tickets: $25 per person
Tickets are available at Española Valley Fiber Arts Center,
325 Paseo de Onate, Española, NM 87532, 505-747-3577, info@evfac.org.

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Silk Fusion/Silk Felt Workshop

Workshop will be given by Karen Selk.
It will be held May 3 from 1-3:30 in Santa Fe.
Contact Pam Grob for more information


Fiber Show at La Tienda

The show runs through April 26. The reception is April 2 from 4-7 pm,
building A at La Tienda.

It is an exciting exhibit with the work of twenty-two fiber artists, including Las
Tejedoras weavers and several Santa Fe area artists.

For directions to the exhibit space visit the La Tienda in Eldorado website.

April Guild Meeting

Marjo Hebert - Feltmaker
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Unitarian Church, West Barcelona and Galisteo, Santa Fe
9:30 AM - Social hour
10:00 AM - Meeting

Our speaker for the April meeting is feltmaker/designer, Marjo Hebert. She will describe her career from free lance photographer to feltmaker/designer. Marjo incorporates fibers such as silks, rayons and cotton gauze in the layering technique known as nuno (the Japanese word for cloth) onto a substrate of merino. Her work is a masterful collaboration of color, embellishment and technique. We will have the opportunity to see and touch her fabulous shawls, scarves, hats, and collars. If you can't wait to see this feltmaker's art, go to www.feltwerks.com.


March 1 Guild Meeting

Leigh Alexander is our speaker for March, she moved to this area from South Carolina where she had a weaving studio in Charleston SC (1997- 2006). In this studio she made rugs, drapes and upholstery fabrics to order . Since coming here she has been selling weekly at the farmers’ market, which allows her to make one of a kind items. Her garments have been described as unique, having a retro feel, but up-to date, and "earthy". She herself says "all the clothing has been designed to fit a range of body shapes and sizes and I’ve figured out various oddball ways to do that. I’ve used a wide variety of materials from copper wire to plastic gimp to the usual wools, cottons, linens. I’ve also explored a wide variety of weaves".

She willl be showing slides of the various projects she’s been involved in in the past 10 years. And she adds "Most of my older rugs are summer & winter, drapes are various laces and most recently I’ve been exploring double weaves. I’ll bring a pile of fabric samples, too for you to feel and analyze. Most of what I do is 8-10 harness but I’ll bring a good selection of 4 harness weaves to maybe pique your imagination. I’ve also been working on Lisa and Irv Trujillos’ AVL and have just set up a 20 harness dobby at EVFAC."


February Guild Meeting - Polly Barton

Loosening the Knot: Contemporary Ikat
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Unitarian Church, West Barcelona and Galisteo, Santa Fe
9:30 AM - Social hour
10:00 AM - Meeting

We are extremely lucky to have Santa Fe artist Polly Barton as our February speaker. Polly has been weaving for 30 years, and is internationally known for her woven silk ikat paintings. During her 30 years of weaving silk ikat on Japanese kimono looms, Polly Barton has brought a modern, painterly approach to this ancient dyeing technique. Her lecture will illustrate how she has developed and adapted this tradition and how the ikat tradition has in turn pushed her to grow as an artist.

Polly Barton majored in Art History at Barnard. In 1981 she spent a year in Kameoka, Japan studying with master weaver, Tomohiko Inoue and learning to use the Japanese tsumugi silk kimono loom. Her website is pollybarton.com