December Guild Meeting - Barbara Arlen "Color and Design"

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Westminster Presbyterian Church,  Santa Fe
 9:30AM - NOON

 Program by Barbara Arlen
"Color and Design" 

Barbara Arlen will speak on “Color and Design” at the December 8th meeting. This visual lecture about the use of color and design will change your entire outlook for your work in your personal and professional lives. 

Barbara’s 35 years of global color, product and textile consulting with fashion and home furnishing industries has allowed her to constantly expand her expertise. 

She has taught color and design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC; NYIT in NYC; EWHA Women’s University in Seoul and the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi and New Mumbai. Barbara has worked in the fashion and home furnishing areas of the Fashion industry with Kenmill Textiles, Calvin Klein Furniture, Richloom Fabrics, Dan River and Springs Industries. In the artisan sector with the Tata Trust, the Silk Export Promotion Council in India; Nathan Associates (USAID) in Morocco and other clients in Lima, Shanghai, and Rome. She recently taught color and design workshops at EVFAC.


November Meeting Tuesday the 6th

We are really lucky to have Susan Klebanoff who has done some amazing 3-dimensional work.  She hand dyes, as well as paints her threads.  Her pieces hang in many corporate offices as well as the Museum of Modern Art in Nagoya Japan, the Renwick, and the US Embassy in Russia.


Guild Meeting - Susan Klebanoff: “Creating Unique Tapestries”

Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 9:30AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe

Susan Klebanoff has been creating unique tapestries for over 30 years. Klebanoff, now a New Mexico resident, had a one-person exhibit in Chevy Chase, MD in 2011. Returning to the place where she grew up, she explained her process this way “I was inspired to create this unique form of tapestry when I was swimming one day and decided to create works of art that mimic the “ephemeral” feeling of being underwater”. She developed the unique weaving and multi-layered relief process over a period of time, beginning with simple square formats and a limited color palette. “I wanted to know what the colors were doing with space,” says Klebanoff, who begins her process by painting the yarn by hand. She experimented with getting rid of color altogether and using all white, a technique she said helped her realize she could “create imagery through the shadows.”As her process evolved, Klebanoff began producing more complex works that range anywhere from a couple of feet to many yards. With each piece, the background layer is solid, while three to four layers in front contain woven and sewn shapes that give the piece movement and form.

Her works are in private collections, embassies, and corporate headquarters, as well as museums around the world. Most recently, this year, she has lectured and exhibited in Bangkok Thailand, Seoul Korea, and Tokyo Japan. View more of her tapestries at www.susanklebanoff.com.


October Guild Meeting: Sheri Brautigam will present “Collecting Mexican Textiles”

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
9:30AM - NOON

“Collecting Mexican Textiles”
Sheri Brautigam will present “Collecting Mexican Textiles” - a program she did at Convergence this year.

Sheri has been a collector of textiles from Latin America since she was a university student in Mexico City in the 1960s. For 18 years she had a design studio creating textile products and taught design and marketing workshops in San Francisco, California. Currently she is documenting traditional in- digenous textiles in Mexico and supporting revival projects through ‘Living Textiles of Mexico’ her educational organization. She lives in Santa Fe and Oaxaca, Mexico.


Guild Potluck

Saturday, September 8th, 2012
at the home of Theresa Holmes

(reversing last year’s order)
Last names starting with A through J should bring a dessert
Last names starting with the letters K through Z
should bring an entrée or salad
The Hospitality Committee will provide drinks, ice, cups, paper plates, napkins and utensils.


Save the Date

Save the Date! 
Our Las T first meeting after summer will be held on Saturday September 8th. 
It's a potluck at the home of Theresa Holmes. 
More information to follow soon on Google Groups and also in the 
newsletter . . . 


Pics from Hallman Color workshop

The color workshop given by Ted Hallman was an intense two days of color projects.  As the pictures show, we all grew in our understanding of color effects.  The projects were excellent teaching tools and we came away with useful finished pieces (or mostly finished).  You can see the pictures online at https://picasaweb.google.com/LasTejedorasGuild/TedHallmanColorWorkshopMay2012?authkey=Gv1sRgCKb5gZC0gIz78QE


May Guild Meeting - Ted Hallman

Ted Hallman, Fiber Artist

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:30am
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe

Ted’s Hallman's higher education began at Tyler of Temple U in Philadelphia where he earned his B.F.A. and his B.S. in Ed. While there he was asked to teach their weaving courses for four years and was awarded the Pew Prize for summer study in France at the Fontainebleau Fine Arts School. He then earned his M.F.A. in both Painting and Textiles from Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. He went on to study at Wagner College in Bregenz, Austria , and at the Bundestextilschule, in Dornbirn, Austria where he studied industrial knitting. He finished his formal education by securing his Ph.D. in Ed Psych at UC Berkeley, CA.

Ted has pieces in many permanent museum collections to include: Museum of Applied Art, Helsinki, Finland; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada; Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.; Capitol Art Collection, State Capitol Rotunda, Santa Fe, NM; etc. He was Head of Textiles at the OCAD University, Toronto and the Moore College of Art, Philadelphia.

He has been Keynote Speaker at both the Seattle Convergence and at the World Craft Conference in Mexico. His work has appeared on the front covers of various magazines to include: the Saturday Evening Post, Interweave, and Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot. He has been a Juror for the Fulbright Scholarship Committee, the Albuquerque Museum, the Art Institute of Detroit, among others. He has taught workshops at Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Chicago Art Institute, University of Hawaii, Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, Taos Institute of Arts, etc. He has had solo exhibitions throughout the U.S., Canada, and Japan and been part of many group exhibitions around the world.


Craft in America

One of the new and upcoming episodes of the PBS "Craft in America" series will cover fiber artists. The episode title is "Threads" and it is scheduled for May 11.

"Threads explores the needle arts including weaving, storytelling through quilts and textiles that speak to the creativity of the human spirit."

You can checkout the KNME PBS schedule for times and channels.

May meeting

Just a reminder that our May guild meeting will be held on May 29th.


Las Tejedoras Guild online group

If you are not a member of the guild Google group, you may want to consider joining. The group is a way to communicate with members between meetings and over the summer. Plus, if you are having problems receiving the newsletter via email, a link to an online version is sent out to the google group each month a newsletter is published.

You can find information on joining the group on our website. Look at the section 'Las Tejedoras Guild Google Group' for a link to instructions on joining.

NOTE: You must be a member of our guild to join this group. It is NOT a public group.


April Guild Meeting

Tuesday, April 3

Woven Stories: Weaving Traditions of Northern New Mexico (a DVD)

Weaving in Northern New Mexico has joined three distinct cultures into a human tapestry with a common love of fiber and spirit of place. These traditions continue in the small communities of Mora, Taos, Tierra Amarilla, El Rito, Española, Truchas, and Chimayo, each one bringing a specific contribution to the art and practicality of fiber.

This film was produced by Andrea Heckman. Andrea has a PhD in Anthropology Art History from UNM. She is an author, an award-winning documentary producer, and owner of Andean Software (clothing and textiles from the Andes) in Taos. She has lived in New Mexico for 35 years. This film was shown for the first time at the Taos Wool Festival in 2011.

Meeting is 9:30 am - Noon
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe


March Guild Meeting - Speaker is Margy Norrish

Central Asia – Long Before the Silk Road Presented by Margy Norrish

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe

Most of us are familiar with the historic trade route called the Silk Road that existed for nearly 1000 years. Many have visited the trade cities of Bakara and Samarkand and Merv as they have become popular as tourist destinations. What most do not realize is that there existed a widely used trade route through Central Asia nearly 3,000 years BEFORE the so-called Silk Road. Three distinct cultures participated in this endeavor: Middle East nomadic pastoral groups, the highly civilized culture of China, and Mongol and barbarian hordes from the north. Each group made enormous contributions to textile history with their dress and costumes, from simple garments to the elaborately embroidered and surface embellished. In addition to a brief history of Central Asia and the geography of this vast land we will discuss each of these three groups to discover their textile techniques and traditions.

Margy Norrish has studied, researched, and appraised textiles for more than 20 years. A member of the Textile Society of America, Textile Museum, and former Friend of the Textile Department of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston she has attended numerous seminars and workshops in textile history and identification. Currently, Margy is researching and writing an introductory course in Textile History, from prehistoric to modern textiles.


Color Indulgence Workshop with Ted Hallman

This is a not to be missed opportunity to learn from this master weaver in a relaxed atmosphere with other beginner to advanced fiber aficionados.

For fiber persons there is nothing like studying our favorite subject, COLOR, in an experiential way. In this workshop, we are fortunate to have a source of yarns to “work with” so that we can carry out our color tests, ideas and theories in yarn. What a rare indulgence!

Besides which, you are welcome to bring in some lengths of your own yarns, adding to your own personal enjoyment. Some of the areas covered include: What are we wanting to express in our color choices when we make a piece—whether woven, knitted, crocheted, collaged? What are the possibilities? How do we choose the appropriate color? Together we will begin to explore these and other ideas with color sketches in yarn. We will question color rules and color theories and see if we can discern wherein lies the magic of color.

When: May 30-31, 2012, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe, NM
More Info: Full information can be found in the online flyer.


February Guild Meeting – Barbara Tyner

From Rainbirds to Rainbows:
Women Artists and Abstraction in the Southwest with an Emphasis on Weavers
Presented by Barbara Tyner

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Georgia O’Keeffe’s velvety abstractions of landscape, bones and stones signify art in New Mexico, but abstraction in the Southwest is nothing new. Indigenous women potters, painters and weavers have been working in abstract modalities – from stylization to abstract geometric patterning – for thousands of years. Maybe it’s the chile.

Barbara Tyner worked formerly as a southwest archeologist and journalist. She is currently an adjunct professor of art history in the School of Art and Design at Santa Fe Community College, and serves as the New Mexico Committee Ambassador to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is writing a book as well as curating an exhibition on three thousand years of New Mexico women artists.

Barbara is a Canadian-American art historian, writer, curator and film-maker. An acclaimed and exciting speaker, she lectures widely on her specialties – women’s art history and the arts of Native America. Her knack for storytelling and her playful approach to art history reflect her interest in making art and culture accessible to all and a normal part of daily life.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe