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The Heart of NM Fiber and Art Gathering is held in conjunction with Wildlife West Nature Park’s Harvest Festival.

Come join us over Labor Day Weekend, 10:00-5:00 on Saturday and stay for the Live Music and Bird Show in the evening and Sunday, 10:00-4:00 at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, NM.

Always lots of Vendors selling everything from raw wool, roving and yarn (natural colors to dyed and hand painted) to finished fiber products-crocheted, knitted, woven and felted, hand crafted fiber tools and loom, dinosaur art, tin spanish art, goat milk soap, Amigurumi, knitting and crochet needles, handmade jewelry, resin keychains, acrylic and oil paintings, coffee mugs, tumblers, glass cutting boards, natural weavings, and lots more-all made by skilled artisans! You’ll have a chance to see live animals on both days-alpacas, llamas, debouillet sheep, F1 Valais Blacknose sheep, Shetland Sheep, Rambouillet sheep, Cashgora goats and more! Vendor details coming in the future here!

2022 Schedule of Events

Saturday 10:00am-5:00pmSunday 10:00am to 4:00pm
8:00am-9:00am Collection of Competition Items outside, near Wildlife West main office-See Rhonda

10:00am-5:00pm Shop the Vendors, check out the Blacksmith, visit the Wildlife West animals and enjoy food by the Knights of Columbus

10:00am-3:00pmLive Demos in the Gazebo-fiber prep, spinning,

10:00am-12:00pm Competition Judging in the Jo White Theater (Wool/Mohair/ Alpaca, Handspun Yarn and Garment and Home Accessories)


2:00ish Live Shearing Demonstrations!

12:00pm-5:00pm Workshops in the Jo White Theater (see workshop)


4:30-Wildlife West Family Music Festival-tickets purchased through Wildlife West

4:30- Live music by Watermelon Mountain Jug Band
6:00 pm Bird Show in the Falcon Theatre
7:00 pm Live music by Squash Blossom Boys

Food Trucks all Day
10:00am-4:00pm Shop the Vendors, check out the Blacksmith, visit the Wildlife West animals and enjoy food by the Knights of Columbus

10:00am-2:00pm-Live Demos in the Gazebo-fiber prep, needle felting, inkle weaving

12:00pm-2:00pm Workshops in the Jo White Theater (see workshop)


3:00 Raffle Drawing! No need to be present to win (stop by the info booth to get your tickets)



Monday Workshops
10:00am-4:00pm (see workshops)

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are more than just a Gathering….

Fiber is a sustainable and renewable resource.

Our purpose is to promote natural fibers and related industries by providing a marketplace for both fiber animal and other natural fibers/products and the products and equipment used in the industry. As well as other hand crafted arts and goods- ie pottery, jewelry nad woodworking.

We strive to educate and promote the Fiber Arts. Everything from Fiber animals, the uses of fibers and the enjoyment and benefit of finished products.

Join Us For

Live Demonstrations, Workshops, Raw Fiber/Wool, Handspun Yarn, Garment & Home Accessories Shows

Vendors please find more information and forms here

Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors!
  • The Yarn Store @ Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM (Cashmere Level)
  • Los Vigiles Living Traditions Fiber Studio & Supply, Chimayo, NM (Angora Rabbit Level Sponsorship)

Thank you to our 2022 Competition Judge-Joy Getha

COMPETITION JUDGE

Wool/Mohair/Alpaca Judge, Handspun Yarn Judge and Garment & Home Accessories Judge: Joy Getha: An award-winning fiber artist who lives in White Rock, New Mexico with her husband John and cat Chloe. She has garnered blue ribbons (and above) for her spinning, knitting, baking, and embroidery. She is “ProfessorJoy” on Ravelry, and loves to offer advice there on spinning and knitting. Joy learned to spin in 2000 and started teaching spinning in 2005. Joy loves to teach knitting, spinning, crochet and dyeing to beginners, including children. She is one of the owners of Close-Knit Yarn Co-operative in Los Alamos.

2022 Heart of NM Fiber and Art Gathering Competition Results

FLEECE SHOW

White Division
Fine: No Entries
Medium: No Entries
Heritage:
1st: West Farthing Farm
2nd: West Farthing Farm
Variegated Division
Fine: No Entries
Medium: No Entries
Heritage:
1st: West Farthing Farm (Color Champion)
2nd: West Farthing Farm
3rd: West Farthing Farm
Solid Color Division
Fine: No Entries
Medium: No Entries
Heritage:
1st: West Farthing Farm (Reserve Color)
2nd: West Farthing Farm
3rd: West Farthing Farm
Best in Show:

West Farthing Farm



HANDSPUN YARN SHOW

Novice Class

Alpaca, Natural or Dyed:

1st: Amy Allen
2nd: Amy Allen

Wool, Natural or Dyed Blend:

1st: Amy Allen
2nd: Amy Allen

Best in Show (Novice)

Amy Allen (Wool, Natural or Dye Blend)

Expert Class

Wool, Natural or dyed, multi ply:

1st: Cathleen Fry
2nd: Cathleen Fry
3rd: Victoria Collins

Alpaca, natural or dyed, multi/single:

1st: Susan Davis

Blends, natural or dyed, single/multi:

1st: Victoria Collins
2nd: Susan Davis
3rd: Susan Davis

Best in Show (Expert)

Cathleen Fry (Wool, Natural or Dyed)

HOME ACCESSORIES

Wall Art:

1st: Amy Allen (Weaving)

Rug:

1st: Ariel Williams (Peg Loom Rug)

Garments:

1st: Amy Allen (Woven Scarf)

Handbags:

1st: Julie Plougmann (Alice in Wonderland Handbag)

Best in Show:

Amy Allen (Wall Art)

How You Can Participate?

Be a vendor!

Come and shop from some amazing artists, farms and ranches

And/Or choose one of the options below!

Sponsorship

Become a Sponsor! We have many levels to choose from. You can find more information here.

Place an Ad in the 2022 Program

Interested in placing an ad in our 2021 Program? Get more information here.

Become a Volunteer

Enjoy sharing your time and want to help out? Please reach out to us at info@heartofnmfiberandartgathering.com to request more information.

We Look Forward To Seeing You Labor Day Weekend at Wildlife West in Edgewood, NM!

2022/2023 Gathering Organizing Team

Ariel Williams (Kylari’s Kritters) – Chairman, Park Layout, Fiber Animal Coordinator, Promotional Items, Workshop Coordinator

– TreasurerKathy Williams

Candace Fitzsimons (Enchanted Mill and Ranch) – Secretary/Data Manager, Park Layout

– Advertising/Promotional-Heart of NM Fiber & Art Gathering is Currently looking for a volunteer for our Treasurer position

Rhonda Seybert (Humming Desert Alpacas) & Rose Vigil (Los Vigiles Living Traditions Fiber Studio & Supply)-Show Coordinator

Julie Plougmann (TFG Soaps & Such)-Promotions and Park Set Up