Flight of the Pelican by Jerris Hogue, 43″x 44″, hand-spun wool on linen warp

Jerris hand spun all the wool for this piece… on a drop spindle! On more than one occasion I have offered to lend him my wheel, but he loves the process! 🙂

Jerris will be joining us for Lana, demonstrating Spinning on a Drop Spindle! He will also have several of his hand-spun tapestries on display so viewers can fully see the amount of work (and love) that goes into each piece.

You can see more of Jerris’ work here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Handwoven by Nikyle Begay

We are so excited that Nikyle will be joining us for Lana!

I have a feeling that watching him weave twill will be an inspiration in itself (I mean, just look at the weaving above)!

You can read the full description of his demo below.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa

Navajo Weaving

with Nikyle Begay

Nikyle is a Navajo weaver that learned from his grandmothers at the early age of 13. Since then, he has raised Navajo-Churro Sheep and has utilized their wool in his weavings. He will be sharing with you the fundamentals of Navajo weaving, as well as the twill counts used to weave Navajo saddle blankets. He will also answer questions regarding the weaving culture of the Navajo People.


Passage by Cornelia Theimer Gardella, 37“ x 34“, cotton warp, hand-dyed wool weft

Cornelia is going to be another one of our amazing demonstrators at Lana this year! Below is a bit about what she will be demoing.

You can click here and here to learn more about Cornelia and see more of her beautiful work!

Also, if you happen to be in Albuquerque, make sure to stop by Open Space Visitor Center Gallery to see Textile Journeys, an exhibition of works by Cornelia Theimer Gardella and Emelie Rygfelt Wilander. The show will be up through October 22, 2017.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa

Contemporary Tapestry Weaving
with Cornelia Theimer Gardella

As a contemporary textile artist, Cornelia will be demonstrating various tapestry techniques on an upright tapestry loom. She will talk about her art practice, the concepts her work is based on, and how she translates these concepts into woven designs. She will discuss all stages of tapestry weaving – from selecting materials, developing color concepts and dye formulas, to the finishing and presentation of her work.


Handwoven rug by Melinda Bateman, hand-spun Churro wool

So now we would like to continue introducing you to some of the amazing demonstrators that will be joining us for Lana: A Fiber Experience!

Melinda, who wove this beautiful piece from her hand-spun yarns, will be demonstrating Spinning on a Rio Grande Wheel!

Below is a bit more about Melinda.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa
“I love the shapes, forms, and colors that I find everyday in the natural world. From these I draw my inspiration for the designs that I use in my weavings. I also find inspiration in the traditional weavings of this region of the Southwest, the Navajo chief blankets in particular and the Hopi moki striping always strike some deep chord of resonance in me.

I have chosen to work as a weaver for multiple reasons. I like to have something practical, utilitarian and beautiful. Hence most of my work has been rugs. Wool has been the fiber of choice, either my own hand-spun yarns or machine spun hand-dyed yarn. Hand dyed yarns have a slight variation of color that gives them a warmth or liveliness that I don’t find in machine dyed yarns.  In dyeing language we call this streakiness, and the odd skeins that have just the right amount of this streakiness are the most treasured, and fun to weave with. I also love texture and the feel of materials.” – Melinda


Flash Flood Rio Santa Fe by Margaret Hermann, 26″ x 36″, hand-spun, natural dyed Churro wool

Well, this will be the last of Margaret’s pieces on the Daily Dose, at least for now. 🙂

If you haven’t already, you can click here to see the entire show!

RIVERS: A series of hand-spun, natural dyed Churro tapestries inspired by the rivers of the American Southwest will be up in our gallery through October 3rd

Then onto The Churro Club Exhibition !

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa

 


Dry River Bed by Margaret Hermann, 47″x 33″, hand-spun, natural dyed Churro wool

This beauty is a part of Margaret Hermann’s one-woman tapestry show, RIVERS: A series of hand-spun, natural dyed Churro tapestries inspired by the rivers of the American Southwest,

You can see the entire series by clicking here or by coming by our shop in Arroyo Seco! The show will hang through October 3rd.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


The Rift by Margaret Hermann, 36″x 53″, hand-spun, natural dyed Churro wool

Today’s Dose is a part of Margaret Hermann’s one-woman tapestry show, RIVERS: A series of hand-spun, natural dyed Churro tapestries inspired by the rivers of the American Southwest,

You can see the entire series by clicking here or by coming by our shop in Arroyo Seco! The show will hang through October 3rd.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Goosenecks After Gold King by Margaret Hermann, 34″ x 27″,
hand-spun, natural dyed Churro wool

This is the second of a two-part mini-series. You can click here to see the first in this series.

Margaret’s one-woman tapestry show, RIVERS: A series of hand-spun, natural dyed Churro tapestries inspired by the rivers of the American Southwest, is now up on our walls and live on our website.

The show will hang through October 3rd. If you happen to be in the Taos area during this time, stop by and see these beauties in person!

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Goosenecks, San Juan River, Utah by Margaret Hermann, 34″ x 27″,
hand-spun, natural dyed Churro wool

Margaret’s one-woman tapestry show, RIVERS: A series of hand-spun, natural dyed Churro tapestries inspired by the rivers of the American Southwest, is now up on our walls and live on our website.

Today’s Dose is the first of a two-part series, woven side by side on the loom. Keep an eye out for tomorrow’s Dose to see the second part of this mini-series!

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa

 


San Juan River, Utah by Margaret Hermann, 54″ x 47″, hand-spun, natural dyed Churro wool

Margaret’s show is now live! You can click here to see all of her beautiful work together!

But, if you are planning on coming to the reception tonight, Thursday, September 21st, 5-7PM, you may not want to click on that link… I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise of seeing all these pieces in person for the first time! 😉

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa