Style thinking

I like to think that each piece I weave has its own set of rules to follow and its own set of challenges to overcome.  But the kinds of rules I set for the piece, and the kinds of challenges I’ll face, are related to the kind of weaving I’m working on.  So I thought…

Vallero

The Vallero is the first design within our tradition that actually develops here in Northern New Mexico. It’s named after the beautiful mountain town of El Valle, where there were a number of weavers who had the respected skill of being able to weave these distinctive textiles.  The oldest of these use commercial plied yarns,…

Sheep and Wool

The breed of sheep brought by the Spanish to New Mexico is called Navajo-Churro or Churro. It is a hardy breed, well suited to the extremes of our local climate and terrain. It is common for churro to bear twins, which would certainly be advantageous from the point of view of hungry sheep owners.  Its…

Spanish Market 2014

We have participated in Spanish Market for a very long time.  Irvin’s first Market was in 1976, and Lisa started in 1982.  It was under the two portals, at the Palace of the Governors and on the east side of the Plaza, on Old Santa Fe Trail.  There are only a handful of us who…