Winter Wool FestivalFebruary 21st, 2013 at 10:43 am by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs
Discover the roots of modern cloth by attending the Winter Wool Festival, Saturday February 23 at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden.
From 10 a.m.-2p.m. at the Heritage Farm exhibit, enjoy hands-on demonstrations of the fiber arts including spinning, dyeing, quilting, rug hooking, traditional colcha embroidery and much more.
“New Mexico’s fiber arts community is stronger than ever,” said Tallie Segel, Botanic Garden Education Coordinator. “Our state has a long history of fiber arts, from indigenous people using plant and animal fibers to weave shoes, rope and textiles, to colonialists who brought churro sheep from Spain in the 16th century. At the festival, guests will be able to see many examples of these New Mexican traditions.”
Winter Wool Festival is included with regular admission. For more information, call BioPark Education at 505-848-7180.