We attended the first ever New Mexico Fiber Crawl kick off party and exhibition opening in Santa Fe hosted by Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild at El Museo de Cultural. I am one of 29 artists whose works are included in the juried exhibition. New Mexico is known for tapestry and rug weaving due to the strong Navajo (Diné) and Hispanic influence, so a lot of the other pieces are tapestries. My personal favorite from another artists is the double weave moon calendar; I like mixing art and science.
An email from my fiber guild about the fiber crawl:
“The New Mexico Fiber Crawl will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14 at local fiber artists’ studios, galleries, cultural centers, stores, farms, and museums in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Española, and Taos. It’s a great way to share our knowledge, talents and enthusiasm, and to celebrate and showcase the wide variety of fiber arts in New Mexico.
“There are 21 sites in the Santa Fe and Eldorado area. We hope you do the Fiber Crawl and visit all or some of the participating sites. Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild will be at El Museo Cultural in the Railyard District.
“To kick off the event, Las Tejedoras will host an Opening Party from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, May 12 at El Museo Cultural. The opening will feature the Invitational and Juried Exhibit with works by distinguished fiber artists across New Mexico.”