Colonial Colcha Embroidery with Julia R. Gomez and Annette Gutierrez Turk
May 16; 4 hours of instruction (10 a.m.-noon) lunch break on your own and (1 p.m.-3 p.m.)
Cost: $40 plus a $10 materials fee payable to instructors
This class features Colcha embroidery using wool yarn on linen. You will learn the technique and its historical significance that is unique to colonial Spanish settlers in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The instructors are juried and award-winning artists in the Spanish Colonial Artist Society who exhibited nationally and won awards as far as China. Students will learn or hone their technique, leaving with the skill to finish the class project independently. The Colcha Handbook, published by the Albuquerque Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, will be included in the kit, as well as needle, imprinted fabric and yarn sufficient to complete the project. No hoops are utilized in colcha embroidery. Scissors will be available. Participants are asked only to bring their enthusiasm. To register, or for more information, please contact LuAnn Kilday at 575-522-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.