Los Alamos Fiber Crawl Kicks Off Friday And Runs Through Sunday

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Join the Los Alamos Creative District for a special Fiber Arts discussion taking place during this year’s New Mexico Fiber Crawl. The Beauty of the In-between: Exploring Liminality through Crochet and Felt featuring Samuel Buelow will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Fuller Lodge Throne Room.

Liminal spaces are those that exist between concrete categories and are frequently marked by fluidity and disorder.  Throughout his work in crochet and felt, fiber artist Samuel Buelow explores the hazy, in-between spaces that make up his world. In the spirit of liminality, his talk will blend academic insights from anthropology and folklore studies with personal experience.  Buelow will discuss not only the conceptual themes of his work, breaking down binaries such as masculine and feminine or sleeping and waking, but also the tension between art and craft.

Samuel Buelow is an anthropologist and fiber arts fanatic.  While he works in a variety of techniques, he is primarily a crochet artist.  His work has been exhibited in Los Alamos and Albuquerque, and he occasionally teaches classes at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center and for fiber arts guilds in Northern New Mexico.  He is currently the Acting Executive Director of the Los Alamos Arts Council.

Los Alamos Fiber Crawl Schedule:

 Friday May 17

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  – Fuller Lodge Pajarito Room

Fiber Artists and Organizations are displaying and selling their work including:

  • Jo Ann Painter,  Quilting and fabric pieces
  • Lori Roberts, Crocheted dolls and small animals
  • Stephanie Hagelberg, Hand-dyed yarns and knitwear
  • Betsy Robin, Leather & fabric totes
  • Maria Jonsson, Handwoven denim rugs, crocheted seat covers and Marimekko runners
  • Vita Henderson, Knitted shawls and scarves
  • Susan Lime, Decorative and felted products
  • Zandra Hall, Weaving
  • Samuel Buelow, Knits, Temari, felted and crocheted creations

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Fiber Art Discussion at Fuller Lodge Throne Room featuring Samuel Buelow

 7 p.m. to 9 p.m – Kick Off Party at Close Knit Yarn Cooperative, 1247 Central Avenue

Join fiber artists at the Close Knit Yarn Cooperative for a joyful reception. Bring your friends and enjoy a light snack and beverage in the creative company of local fiber artists

Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  – Close Knit Yarn Cooperative, 1247 Central Avenue

Close-Knit Yarn Cooperative is a retail cooperative specializing in yarn, needles, hooks, and patterns for knitting and crochet. Their offerings range from larger companies (Universal Yarn and Cascade Yarn) to smaller, American-focused businesses like Brown Sheep and Mountain Colors to small, independent dyers such as Baah Yarn, Brew City Yarn, and Wooly Wonka (who is based in White Rock).

Valentina Devine Studio, 1222 Big Rock Loop

Hand-dyed and commercial yarns, one-of-a-kind knit and crocheted garments, published patterns and gift items such as crocheted flower pins and fiber arts ideas. Devine’s studio hours will be from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Restrooms and parking are available.

The three-day 2019 New Mexico Fiber Crawl, Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, celebrates New Mexico’s rich fiber arts heritage and the people who make wonderful fiber creations. The New Mexico Fiber Crawl is an opportunity to explore fiber studios and farms, experience fiber demonstrations, attend special gallery and museum events, win prizes, and visit fiber arts shops.

Whether you are a fiber enthusiast, a visitor, a friend or a collector, the 2019 New Mexico Fiber Crawl is a great way to discover and enjoy the world of fiber arts in Northern New Mexico. You’ll meet the weavers, knitters, spinners, felters, embroiderers and new media artists who are sharing their love of the fiber arts at this event. Plus, you’ll have a great time!

Visit http://www.nmfibercrawl.org/sites-and-events for all of the event and site listings!

About the Los Alamos Creative District:

The Los Alamos Creative District is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, projectY cowork Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park.