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Summer 2017 Arts Alive! WEAVING
June 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Presented by: Spanish Market Artist, Rita Padilla Haufmann
All Workshops are from 10 am – 2pm
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
Rita Padilla Haufmann is one of New Mexico’s pre-eminent weavers using traditional nuevomexicano techniques and materials. Raised in Tesuque, Haufmann had a full career as a teacher before teaching herself to spin, dye and weave. She uses only the wool of the churro sheep—sheep that were introduced to New Mexico by Spanish colonists and that are known for their hardiness and their fine fleece. She dyes the hand-spun wool with traditional dyes such as cota (oranges, rust), madder (corals), cochineal (red and magentas) and indigo (blues). Her designs are based on the traditional banded Rio Grande blankets used in colonial times but brought into the 21st century with subtle innovations in motif and palette. Her work is represented in museums across the country.
Arts Alive are FREE hands-on workshops for all ages!
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FROM 10AM – 2PM
Programs begin on the hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of six or more, please call to guarantee free admission to the museum.
(505) 982 – 2226 x109