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Chimayo Weaving - with Lisa Trujillo
The workshop is primarily an introduction to the fundamental techniques of shuttle and tapestry weaving that are necessary to weave in the Chimayo style, our local New Mexican weaving tradition. The workshop also introduces concepts underlying the logic of Chimayo designing. This local New Mexican weaving style is traditionally done on Rio Grande walking looms, which will be pre-warped for this class. Baby wolfs looms will be available for students who require a seated loom. Please let us know at the time of registration.
Materials students should provide: Warps are made from J&H Clasgens 2/12 wool warp or an equivalent wool warp. The warp should be 10 to 20 inches wide, set at 8 EPI, and provide at least a yard of weavable warp. Students can expect to finish either one or two pieces during the workshop, depending on how challenging their weaving choices are relative to their current experience/comfort level. You will need to provide your weft yarn. The weft yarns that can be used are anything that will cover an 8 EPI wool warp. Chimayo weavers use J&H Clasgens 4 ply, a 4/13 at 1445 yards per pound. Any yarn that in knitting terms is a “worsted weight” yarn should work. This can be purchased at EVFAC. Bring a lunch or plan to visit local restaurant.
Lisa Trujillo’s work has received numerous awards at Spanish Market and other venues and is part of collections around the world. She married into the Trujillo family and is a part of its eight generations of weavers in the historic Rio Grande style of Northern New Mexico. Lisa is a master weaver and teacher.
This class requires a minimum of two students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.
This class is currently full. Call EVFAC at (505)-747-3577 to be put on a waiting list.