Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Albuquerque's Fiber Fiesta

I attended Fiber Fiesta in Albuquerque this year with my good friend, Shayne. The Fiesta is organized by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council. This is a juried show and exhibition with many vendors, held at EXPO New Mexico in the Manuel Lujan Complex. Two large convention-like spaces were filled with quilts, weaving, knit and crochet items, felted art and more. It was a feast for the eyes. We both were very inspired by many of the pieces. Here's a small sample of some of the art we saw:

"Elsie" quilt. I LOVE Elsie
Knit Hand-Warmers
The Felted World
Woven Wall Hangings
Woven Dish Towel, too pretty to use!
The obligatory New Mexico church Quilt
Hand-made leather shoes and sandals
Whimsical Critters

Felted Hats

Latvian Design Knit Mittens. Blue Ribbon Prize!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Crocheted Shawl. A very CREATIVE crochet artist!
There were so many vendors! Many booths offered hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn. I managed to restrain myself and only purchase one beautiful skein of Sandia fingering sock weight merino and nylon blend yarn from ZiaWoolz. This particular skein's colorway is called "Bee Keeper in Love," dyed by Dagmar, pictured below.
Dagmar from ZiaWoolz

I have other skeins in similar tones that I may combine into some fabulous project!
I am SO making a throw like this, using leftover sock yarn and the corner-to-corner stitch. Seen at the ZiaWoolz Booth

My L.A. friend, Shayne has lived in Albuquerque for ten years, so we ran into a few of her friends. It was a delightful afternoon of yarnyness and inspiration!

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At 6:03 PM PDT, Blogger mrdowntownla said...

Thank you for the tour of Fiber Fiesta. I just realized June Wayne's Tapestry archives are part of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. TK

At 9:07 PM PDT, Blogger Leah said...

Always worth traveling for a fiber festival. that one looks fisrt class


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