Santa Fe Rag Rug Art & Marketplace 2014

Rag Rugs by Woven Hearth

Rag Rugs by Woven Hearth

The New Mexico Women’s Foundation hosted the 2014 Santa Fe Rag Rug Art & Marketplace at Museum Hill on August 8-10. The amazing Gerry Cerf and her staff of volunteers put on this show. Many, many thanks to Gerry and all the folks from NMWF!

I assisted my mom (Sandy Voss of Cabin Textiles) last year with her booth, as I had just begun down the path of being a weaver full time. This year, we each got a booth and we were set up side by side, allowing us to share the loom that my mom brought. This year, certain animal products (such as leather, bone, wool, feathers, etc.) were encouraged to set up outside in the big tent. More artists (selling things like jewelry, wall art, clothing, etc.) were inside the atrium of the Museum of International Folk Art.

This show exceeded all my expectations. My mom and I were busy the entire time, barely having time to snag a bite to eat (more like nibbling throughout the day). We quite enjoyed the crowd, talking about our rugs, the loom, my knitting, and my mom’s crocheted hats. Also, several friends stopped by to say hi. My feet were quite sore by the end of the Rag Rug Fest, but I was too pleased with the success of the show to fuss over them.

What follows is a list of the artists I chatted with (and their contact info) and lots and lots of pictures. Enjoy!

Ann Lumaghi, annlumaghi@cybermesa.com, PO Box 644, Abiquiu, NM 87510, 505-685-4503, http://www.abiquiustudiotour.org/galleries/ann_lumaghi_contact.html

Duka Subedi, duka_aarpan@yahoo.com, 8409 Gutierrez Rd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87111, 505-948-6638, http://www.jackrabbitmarketplace.com/collections/ds

Tanka Chapagai, contact her through her daughter Duka Subedi

Carol Mills, Rags to Rugs, 575-534-4020, Silver City, NM, http://www.jackrabbitmarketplace.com/collections/cm

Wendy Capek, wendycapek@gmail.com, PO Box 465, Mora, NM 87732, 505-617-6850

Kei Tsuzuki & Molly Luethi, Kei & Molly Textiles, kei@keiandmolly.com, 505-554-7062, molly@keiandmolly.com, 505-554-9337, 5321 Acoma Rd. S. E., Albuquerque, NM 87108, http://www.keiandmolly.com/

Lisanne Cole, Tribal Soul Maps, giasound@yahoo.com, Santa Fe, NM, 575-770-7777, www.tribalsoulmaps.com

Mujeres de Adelante Cooperative, iribe@sfps.info, 505-819-9966, www.adelantesantafe.org

Carol Eggers, caroleggers45@gmail.com, Las Cruces, NM

Renee Brainard Gentz, rbgentz@gmail.com, 505-242-5703, www.rbgentz.com

Susan Young-Tweet, The Santa Fe Sewing Studio, wrapahat@aol.com, 505-913-9650, 1807 Second St. Suite 45-1, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Carmen Sena-Todd, For the Brand Ranch, forthebrand8@gmail.com, 575-571-9941, 6790-14 Camino Encanto, La Mesa, NM 88044, www.forthebrand.etsy.com

SW Women’s Fiber Arts Collective, information@fiberartscollective.org, 575-538-5733, PO Box 636, Silver City, NM 88062, www.fiberartscollective.org

TDLT Fiber Artists, TDLT@GauchoBlue.com, PO Box 114, Penasco, NM 87553, 575-758-1730, www.gauchoblue.com/TDLT.html

Julie Anderson, Costume Salon, julie@costumesalon.com, 505-989-7125, 903 W. Alameda #109, Santa Fe, NM 87501, www.costumesalon.com

Sandy Voss, Cabin Textiles, sandyvoss@cybermesa.com, 505-753-6395, PO Box 10, Abiquiu, NM 87510, www.cabintextiles.com

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC), info@evfac.org, 505-747-3577, 325 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, NM 87532, www.evfac.org

Kathy Konecki, Necessary Little Luxuries, info@necessarylittleluxuries.com, 505-989-7015, www.necessarylittleluxuries.com

 

This is me trying out an Entrelac piece by Carol Eggers.

This is me trying out an Entrelac piece by Carol Eggers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hat bands by Wendy Capek.

Bead work belts by Wendy Capek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rag rug by Carol Mills

Rag rug by Carol Mills

 

 

 

 

 

Rag rug by Carol Mills

Rag rug by Carol Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVFAC clothing rack.

EVFAC clothing rack.

 

 

 

 

 

EVFAC goodies!

EVFAC goodies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVFAC woven shawls.

EVFAC woven shawls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knitted gloves by Kathy Konecki.

Knitted gloves by Kathy Konecki.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy Konecki with her knitted decorative scarves

Kathy Konecki with her knitted decorative scarves

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorated burlap bags by Mujeres de Adelante Cooperative.

Decorated burlap bags by Mujeres de Adelante Cooperative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand-made soaps by Mujeres de Adelante Cooperative.

Hand-made soaps by Mujeres de Adelante Cooperative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weavings by Tanka Chapagai.

Weavings by Tanka Chapagai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tote bags by Duka Subedi.

Tote bags by Duka Subedi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue jeans weavings by TDLT.

Blue jeans weavings by TDLT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand towels by Kei & Molly Textiles.

Hand towels by Kei & Molly Textiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greeting cards by SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective.

Greeting cards by SW Women’s Fiber Arts Collective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilted notebook cover by SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective.

Quilted notebook cover by SW Women’s Fiber Arts Collective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little wallets by SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective.

Little wallets by SW Women’s Fiber Arts Collective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amethyst necklace by Carmen Sena-Todd.

Amethyst necklace by Carmen Sena-Todd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bracelets by Carmen Sena-Todd.

Bracelets by Carmen Sena-Todd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleece clothing by Susan Young-Tweet.

Fleece clothing by Susan Young-Tweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Towel rugs by Ann Lumaghi.

Towel rugs by Ann Lumaghi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skeins by Ann Lumaghi.

Skeins by Ann Lumaghi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birds, masks, cat pillow by Costume Salon.

Birds, masks, cat pillow by Costume Salon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wicked Witch feet by Costume Salon.

Wicked Witch feet by Costume Salon.

 

 

 

 

 

Julie of Costume Salon modeling her crazy cool hat.

Julie of Costume Salon modeling her crazy cool hat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative art by Lisanne Cole.

Decorative art by Lisanne Cole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative art by Lisanne Cole.

Decorative art by Lisanne Cole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hats crocheted from cotton selvedge, by Cabin Textiles.

Hats crocheted from cotton selvedge, by Cabin Textiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weavings and knitted items by Cabin Textils & Woven Hearth.

Weavings and knitted items by Cabin Textils & Woven Hearth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rag Rugs by Cabin Textiles & Woven Hearth.

Rag Rugs by Cabin Textiles & Woven Hearth.

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Voss teaching weaving.

Sandy Voss teaching weaving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knitted hats by Carol Eggers.

Knitted hats by Carol Eggers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow shawl by Carol Eggers.

Rainbow shawl by Carol Eggers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woven items by TDLT.

Woven items by Carol Eggers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knitted bag by TDLT.

Knitted bag by Carol Eggers.

 

 

 

 

 

Quilted wall art by Renee Brainard Gentz.

Quilted wall art by Renee Brainard Gentz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santas by Renee Brainard Gentz.

Santas by Renee Brainard Gentz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep your yarn balls in order with these bowls from TDLT.

Keep your yarn balls in order with these bowls from TDLT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the personal artist book for Wendy Capek. I really liked the snakeskin cover.

This is the personal artist book for Wendy Capek. I really liked the snakeskin cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Voss teaching kids how to weave.

Sandy Voss teaching kids how to weave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taos Wool Festival 2013

The ATTL Booth with people!

The ATTL Booth with people!

I know I am behind with my posts. Doing a complete career change is a little time consuming, but things are settling down and I find I have some time for sharing my silly pictures with folks.

So many baskets of skeins!

So many baskets of skeins!

Back in October 2013, I participated in the Taos Wool Festival with the Art Through The Loom guild. I have enjoyed the festival for years, but this was my first time participating as an artist. It was nice sharing a booth with a group of ladies, as that meant we could share booth time. The ATTL participators were Glenna Dean, Kathy Konecki (Necessary Little Luxuries), Nancy Woodworth, Suzanne Correira (Fire Ant Ranch), Sandy Voss (Cabin Textiles), Diane de Souza, and myself. This was great for everyone as it can be a kind of long weekend with set up Friday afternoon, and then all day Saturday and Sunday, with take down at 4 or 5 PM Sunday. I also had a cold, so I was all snivelly. And our booth was in the shade, so it was quite chilly for the entire weekend for us.

Woven and knitted clothing.

Woven and knitted clothing.

Yet, despite the sniffles and the cold, I still had a blast. Friday set up was probably the hardest part. We had to figure out how to put up two tents. Haha! I like to sit back and simply take direction, but we had a limited number of people who were familiar with the tents, and lots of people trying to help. Still, there was plenty of laughter throughout the process.

Skeins by various ATTL members.

Skeins by various ATTL members.

I was told that many people will come walk through on Saturday and buy larger items on Sunday. As I was selling rugs, I didn’t expect any sales Saturday, but one happened Saturday morning, and then again, and again. Sunday was good too. And Sunday I brought my man to help with take down. We showed up early to have time to walk around. Also, there is this amazing food booth that sells kibbeh in Greek yogurt and tortilla. So good! Us ladies at the booth also got him to model a button neck scarf thingy. Yeah, that’s a technical term.

Wool shag rugs by Cabin Textiles & Woven Hearth.

Wool shag rugs by Cabin Textiles & Woven Hearth.

And then there is the livestock. Yes, fuzzy-wuzzies are allowed at this event. People bring their bunnies, their sheep, their llamas, their alpacas. And sometimes they even put on demonstrations, showing how to shear the wee beasties. My man especially likes the llamas because they hum. And he hums back at them and they nearly always respond, some of them walking up to him. Though I don’t know if they see him as a kindred spirit or are contemplating spitting in his eye. Never can tell with a llama.

Here's a handsome llama.

Here’s a handsome llama.

This year, I purchased just one thing of goat milk soap. As I was changing careers from a stable office job to a weaver, I felt the need to conserve money. It was hard. Very hard. So many gorgeous things, left, right, and center. And people definitely encourage you to touch items, enjoy them. They know how to tempt! My mom purchased a new wooden shuttle from the folks she has been buying from for years, KCL Woods. It’s a gorgeous little piece.

This is my Farm Ninja outfit. Nifty face scarf thingy, huh?

This is my Farm Ninja outfit. Nifty face scarf thingy, huh?

And then we participated in the swap bin. Each year, the Taos Wool Festival organizers go around with a wagon full of items donated by the participants. You can swap for something of equal or lesser value. The wagon hit us late Sunday after I was all packed up and simply helping other ATTL members. My mom insisted I play so she donated a little rug and I got this nifty knitted thingy (a cowl?) made by Kathy Hartmeister. Well, you can see in my Farm Ninja photo that it fits over my head and is wide enough to cover my ears, nose, mouth, and neck. I really, really like it because, unlike a scarf, there are no ends to get tangled in the hay or inadvertently dunked in the water trough as I see to farm chores.

Here are some knitting kits for those who forgot their own knitting.

Here are some knitting kits for those who forgot their own knitting.

As I live near Ojo Caliente, I took the back road to Taos each day, which took me over the Taos Gorge. On Sunday, my man and I stopped to walk the bridge and take photos like tourists. Sunday I also wore my one and only knitted-by-me sweater. I got lots of compliments on it at the festival, which was nice. It is not something I would have worn to the office as I think many people would find it odd. I think I am going to really enjoy hanging out with artists.

This is my man modeling a neck collar for us ladies.

This is my man modeling a neck collar for us ladies.

This is me at the Taos Gorge in my knitted sweater.

This is me at the Taos Gorge in my knitted sweater.

My mom's new shuttle.

My mom’s new shuttle.

Little sheep!

Little sheep!

Taos Gorge, October 2013.

Taos Gorge, October 2013.

More skeins.

More skeins.

Alpacas!

Alpacas!

More skeins and roving at the ATTL booth.

More skeins and roving at the ATTL booth.

Some wool throws and a wool rug.

Some wool throws and a wool rug.

Skeins by various ATTL members.

Skeins by various ATTL members.

Shaggy llama.

Shaggy llama.

The ATTL Booth!

The ATTL Booth!

WELCOME!

Here we have a black & white sock rug and a shag rug.

Here we have a black & white sock rug and a shag rug.

Welcome to Woven Hearth, a place of weavings and other fiber arts. Woven Hearth is a husband and wife team who obviously didn’t have enough to do between day jobs, a small farm, and volunteer activities. Focusing on rag rugs, Woven Hearth provides practical, sturdy rugs from recycled materials.

Have a look around, enjoy yourself. Contact information for business inquiries or simple curiosity is under the ABOUT tab at the top.