The guild usually meets on the first Tuesday or Saturday of each month from September through May.

Our meetings are held at the WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON THE CORNER OF ST. FRANCIS DR. AND MANHATTAN ST.

The Church is easy to find.  Look at their website homepage for a map of their location.


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History

The Guild was founded in the Spring of 1972 under the leadership of Noel Stewart as Las Tejedoras de Santa Fe y Los Alamos. Noel Stewart was the first president. The Guild is a volunteer association of members who dedicate their time and energy to the purpose of the Guild as stated in the by-laws: 

To promote high standards of craftsmanship in handweaving and fiberarts, to instruct its members in the  different methods of handweaving and related fiberarts, to stimulate cooperation and interchange of ideas among its members, and to encourage community interest in handweaving and related fiberarts.

To that end, the Guild assisted with the Rio Grande Weaving and Dyeing Workshop in 1976 and 1979 at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. This led to the publication of the book, Spanish  Textile Tradition of New Mexico and Colorado, copyright 1979, by Museum of New Mexico Press.

In the 1980s, the Guild held yearly juried shows at the Fuller Lodge Art Center Gallery & Museum, Los  Alamos, New Mexico.  In the 1990s and on going, a show and sale has been held annually at the Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico.  Members have displayed their work at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, the annual Rag Rug Festival in Santa Fe, and with the Art Through the Loom guild.  Members have been exhibitors and presenters at both the Intermountain Weaver’s  Conference (IWC) and Convergence,  co-authored books on fiber arts, and had their work appear in various fiber arts books and Handwoven magazine.

The artistry and craftsmanship of Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts  Guild  members has been on exhibit at the Santa Fe County Fair, the Los Alamos County Fair, the New Mexico State Fair, and the Sunport in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Several members have received the prestigious Handweaver’s Guild of America (HGA) Award.  The workplaces of various members have been 
a stop on the Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour and the Eldorado Studio Tour, in addition to those on the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail.

The guild changed its name to Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild on November 2, 1999.  This change recognizes that the Guild’s members live throughout North Central New Mexico, not just in Santa Fe and Los Alamos.  It also reflects that the membership includes many fiber mediums, not just weaving which  had been the Guild’s traditional focus when started.  Today, members celebrate the fiber arts as they knit, crochet, spin, dye, embroider, quilt, bead, do fabric collage, simply enjoy fiber art and of course, weave.  

When the guild began it had approximately 20 members and has grown steadily over the years.  For the past decade, membership has been between 80-100 members in any given year.

We have a very active tapestry study group that meets regularly. Several of the tapestry group members have participated in the American Tapestry Alliance Small Format Show at Convergence and exhibit at Karen Wray’s Fine Arts Gallery in Los Alamos and the Fuller Lodge Art Center Gallery & Museum, Los Alamos.  Tapestry group members range from beginners to advanced weavers.

The Guild maintains a Library of fiber arts books, magazines and videos which are available to its members.  Originally all the materials were brought to each meeting by the Librarian. In 2011, the collection was permanently housed at the meeting site.

The newsletters in the Guild archives go back to 1979. The Guild continues to offer educational programs, field trips, and workshops from September to May, with a summer hiatus.



Our guild prepared a list of Santa Fe Shops and Galleries showing Textiles, Fiber Art, and Yarn that was distributed to Convergence 2010 attendees.  We are also making the list available at our website.  The list is in PDF format and contains an interesting mix of fiber related places to visit in Santa Fe.

View Santa Fe Shops and Galleries showing Textiles, Fiber Art, and Yarn



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