The NEW MEXICO Region of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) is here to support and promote professional fiber artists and teachers as well as quilters working to develop their fine art skills. New NM SAQA members, please contact Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak
NM Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates
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Upcoming classes being offered by Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Please visit their website at http://www.evfac.org/ for more information and to register.
We also have your handmade Valentine's Day gifts covered!
Join us in the weekends leading up to the 14th to create one-of-a-kind handmade pieces for the loved ones in your life.
CASTING HANDMADE PAPER VALENTINES with Perla Kopeloff Saturday, February 3 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM Member: $85, Non-member: $95 Materials Fee: $5 to the instructor Student Maximum: 8 Student Minimum: 3
Ready to make one of a kind Valentines? There’s nothing like the beautiful texture of handmade paper. In this class students will cast paper pulp with the instructor’s unique collection of vintage molds and relief objects. Participants will learn how to make and dye paper pulp, to enhance with surface embellishments and how to set up a small casting studio at home. The finished paper ornaments can be applied to cards, hung as wall decorations and given to your valentine sweethearts. This is a fun and creative workshop for anyone who wants to discover the wonderful possibilities of paper making. It’s appropriate for ages 10 and up and would be a sweet class for moms and kids to take together. Materials students must bring: Comfy clothes, a sac-lunch and some sponges.
Perla Kopeloff was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated as an Architect in Buenos Aires then travelled to Europe, where she lived for many years before coming to the USA. Her experience in design, color and texture drew her to the fiber arts, specifically weaving, felting and papermaking. Perla has researched the best papermaking sources of cotton, abaca and kozo based fibers. She is a craftsman of the world, creating work that reflects her deep curiosity and constant interpretation of ancient cultures and contemporary papermaking techniques. Her new work in felting using local alpaca and merino wool depicts a strong sense of primitiveness in its orientation, which draws from ancient cultures such as the Incas in Peru, the Masai in Africa or the Mongolian in China. She makes her home in Alamosa, CO and markets her wears in Santa Fe and Taos.
WET FELTED FLOWERS FOR VALENTINES DAY with Judy Chapman Saturday, February 10 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Member: $45, Non-Member: $55 Materials Fee: $25 to instructor Student Maximum: 10 Student Min: 5
Learn to wet felt while making a beautiful flower! This felting class is designed for beginners no previous felting experience is necessary. Students will learn the fundamentals of wet felting while making a valentines flower for the very special person. All materials will be provided to complete the project. This class is appropriate for people of all ages.
Judy Chapman is an award winning felt artists who began felting in 2005. She grew up in a creative household, inspired by her mother’s genius craftwork in yarn and sewing. When she discovered felting, all else fell away. For Judy, the process of transforming a pile of natural fiber into a sculpted form is magical and an art form she loves sharing.