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The Heart of NM Fiber and Art Gathering would like to thank all of the vendors and public who made it out to Wildlife West this past weekend. It was overall great weather, wonderful people and an all around fantastic time! If you made it out for the weekend and didn’t already complete a survey, we’d love for you to contact us with your thoughts regarding the fiber and art event! We appreciate everyone’s input! Again, we’re so thankful you took the time out of your schedule to spend a little of it with us!!!

Check out our current Raffle! See details and a list of items available here!

WELCOME

The Gathering is growing and getting better every year! 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, September 4th, 10:00-5:00 and stay for the Chuckwagon Dinner in the evening and September 5th, 10:00-4:00 at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, NM.

They’ll be lots of Vendors selling everything from raw wool, roving and yarn to finished fiber products, tie-dye, hand crafted woodwork, quilts, dinosaur art, gourd art, goat milk soap, Amigurumi toys, faery accessories and lots more-all made by skilled artisans! You’ll also have the chance to purchase some USDA lamb and see a sheep shearing demonstration on Saturday, live animals on both days-alpacas, debouillet sheep, F1 Valais Blacknose sheep and more! To see more vendor details visit their bios here!

2021 Schedule of Events

Saturday 10:00am-5:00pmSunday 10:00am to 4:00pm
10:00am-5:00pm Shop the Vendors, check out the Wood Carver, Blacksmith, visit the Wildlife West animals and enjoy food by the Knights of Columbus

11:00am-12:00pm Competitions in the Jo White Theater (Wool/Mohair/ Alpaca, Handspun Yarn and Garment and Home Accessories)


2:00pm Sheep Shearing Demonstration by Hyer Wool located near booth 7


12:00pm-2:30pm Workshops in the Jo White Theater (see workshop flyer for more info)


6:00 pm Bird Show in the Falcon Theatre


7:00 pm-Chuckwagon Dinner (tickets must be purchased through Wildlife West)


8:00 pm-Stage show featuring Watermelon Mountain Jug Band
10:00am-4:00pm Shop the Vendors, check out the Wood Carver, Blacksmith, visit the Wildlife West animals and enjoy food by the Knights of Columbus

10:00am-5:00pm Workshops in the Jo White Theater (see workshop flyer for more info)


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

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.

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 2021 Sponsors!
  • Naumann Angoras, Bandera, TX (Angora Rabbit Level Sponsorship)
  • Coral Steurer-Clark, Ribera, NM (Angora Rabbit Level Sponsorship)
  • Los Vigiles Living Traditions Fiber Studio & Supply, Chimayo, NM (Angora Rabbit Level Sponsorship)
  • Ellis Heustess & Marcia Salazar, Albuquerque, NM (Angora Rabbit Level Sponsorship)
  • Church Street Market, Edgewood, NM (Lamb Level Sponsorship)
  • Parkers Farm and Greenhouse, Edgewood, NM (Lamb Level Sponsorship)
  • Allen Quinn with Cibola Wireless for providing the wireless internet for us for the weekend

Thank you to our 2021 Competition Judges

Wool/Mohair/Alpaca-Judge: Katy Lente who is a lifetime resident of Central New Mexico. She graduated from UNM with a Bachelors in Anthropology, serves as a Park Interpreter for Salinas National Monument and is a shepherdess to 40 ewes. Her flock includes two endangered heritage breeds: Navajo-Churro and Karaqul, the balance of her flock are Rambouillet and Finnsheep.

Handspun Yarn-Judge: Robin Pascal -I have been knitting for over 50 years, and teaching for 20 years. I teach beginning knitting and then an ongoing class for students who want more challenges and to learn more techniques.I have an honors BFA from the University of Houston. I am a fiber artist: knitter, weaver, spinner, dyer and maker of one-of-a-kind dichroic glass buttons.I have judge knitting at the New Mexico State Fair, spinning at Fiber Arts Fiesta, won many ribbons for my knitting, weaving and spinning, won a Medallion at Taos Wool Festival for spinning.I moved to New Mexico in 2003, and live in the East Mountains, Edgewood.Robin Pascalrobin@perfectbuttons.com505-286-1783

Garment & Home Accessories-Judge: Barbara Berger

I am a self taught fiber artist of 35 years. My inspiration in my work
comes from the various cultural designs and nature.
I was an artist in resident here in NM and Wyoming for over
10 years. I worked with all ages of children, teens and adults.
I started the weaving program at NNM College.
My goal is to teach private weaving classes in my home studio.

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 2021 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!

Gathering Organizing Team

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

Bob Bone (Westfarthing Farm) – Treasurer

Candace Fitzsimons (Ms Fitz Farm) – Secretary/Data Manager, Park Layout, Workshop Coordinator

Sharry Bone (Westfarthing Farm) – Sponsorship Coordinator

Coral Steurer-Clark (Coral’s Wool) – Advertising/Promotional

Katy Lente (Tiwaspeak Wool & Lamb) – Promotional Items

Susan White – Festival Flyer, Competition Coordinator

Taylor Williams (Kylari’s Kritters) – Competition Coordinator Assistant

Kyle Williams (Kylari’s Kritters)– Park Layout

John Fitzsimons (Ms Fitz Farm) – Park Layout

Elite Livestock 4H – Event Volunteers