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Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial

Fiber Arts

Bosque Redondo Memorial and NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces are partnering to offer a series of weaving classes: Las Aranas Spinners and Weavers Guild and Navajo Weaving Series with Marilou Schutlz.  The classes will begin in the fall of 2020 and run into the Spring of 2021.  The classes will be limited in number and it is imparative that particpants have internet connection and devices with camera and audio to use the Zoom platform.  Classes will be open to kids and adults. See the individual classes for details.

 

There are no fees for the classes and we will send most of all the supplies that you will need. There maybe some requirements to purchase items and if so, that will be included in the description.

 The list of classes currently:

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4-H Project with Las Arana's Spinners & Weavers Guild

How to weave coasters for the 4-H Project

limited to 4-H kids wanting to complete project and to 10 participants per class) - October 10th and 24th

Click here for the 4-H project.  Click here to sign up  All supplies included.

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Las Aranas Spinners & Weavers Guild

Weaving your own "swag bag"

By the end of the class, you will have a completed woven bag to adorn in any way you would like. This class is open to kids of any age. All supplies included.

Class schedule - TBD

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Las Aranas Spinners & Weavers Guild

Spinning on a Drop Spindle

Learning various ways to hand spin wool using a drop spindle. This class is open to anyone. All supplies included.

Class Schedule - TBD

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Las Aranas Spinners & Weavers Guild

Wall Hanging

Learn to weave a wall hanging. This class is open to anyone. All supplies included.

Class Schedule - TBD

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Classes with Marilou Schultz

Introduction to Navajo Weaving

This class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Dine weaving by creating and weaving a small rug on a traditional upright loom. This class will be a series of at least 7 classes. This class is more appropriate for older teens through adults and some small purchases needed. Otherwise most of the materials will be provided such as the loom, warp and wool yarn.

Flyer to be released soon. Class Schedule - Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2020. Click HERE for application.