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INTRODUCTION TO COLCHA EMBROIDERY with Glenna Dean
Colcha embroidery is unique to the 18th and 19th century Hispanic settlers of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. After nearly vanishing, the art form and its natural-dyed colors, Churro wool yarn, and simple shapes now have great appeal to stitchers interested in yarn-painting handwoven cloth without an embroidery hoop. Class will learn to stitch designs from prepared kits.
The colcha stitch is unlike other embroidery stitches so previous embroidery experience not necessary.
Materials Students should provide: a sense of humor and adventure
Glenna Dean is the former New Mexico State Archaeologist and has long combined her interest in experiencing past lifeways with research opportunities presented through her day job. Now retired, she spends most of her time natural-dyeing Churro yarns, commercial sock and sweater yarns, and silk fabric.
This class requires a minimum of 3 students for the class to run. 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.