On Sunday, March 20 from 1:30-3:30pm, learn traditional colcha embroidery at a stitch-in with Carla Gomez, former director of Tapetes de Lana in Mora. Families Make History workshops are held the third Sunday of every month. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. At the New Mexico Museum of History.
V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016
Weekend in Review
Baking, Celebrating, Crafting
This weekend took a startlingly domestic turn. Even I was caught off guard.
V.24 No.49 | 12/3/2015
A Stitch in Time
Colcha evolves as a craft while preserving New Mexican heritage
Colcha embroidery developed with the dense wool of early Spanish inhabitants' churro sheep, connecting art, history, memory and the natural world to create a complex, tactile chronicle.
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Folk Art, Punk Approach
Bridgette Bullock’s in-your-face embroidery livens up the walls at a local DIY venue.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Toast embroidery, Oreo cameos, condiment wallpaper and cereal samplers
Artist Judith G. Klausner works in a lot of nontraditional mediums, but none are as appetizing as her From Scratch series. Using only bread, thread and a little paper for structural support, Klausner combines embroidery with toast to produce some incredibly fine, painstakingly realistic mold, eggs or pats of butter. She stitches “BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY” directly onto Chex corn cereal to produce a kind of “meta sampler.” The white stuff in the middle of an Oreo sandwich cookie is the only material she needs to carve out a totally convincing cameo.
V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Changing the world, one artist at a time
Some of the guests at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market are unknowns from rural areas who will board planes for the very first time to reach New Mexico. Others are world-renowned rockstars in their field. The majority of these artisans come from developing countries, and their crafts are the only source of income for themselves and their families.