Vendors

2021 Heart of New Mexico Fiber and Art Gathering

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  • Booth 1Naumann Angoras (Bonnie & Dale Naumann-Bandera, TX) Naumann Angoras is a six-generation angora producer that provides super fine kid dyed locks used mainly for needle and nuno felting as well as lock spinning. They also produce roving, batts, and yarns for the customers that love to spin or weave. Available in natural colored and white, they have whole fleeces, washed fleeces, and many other mohair items. New items this year include handmade 100% mohair rugs, placemats and table runners. All mohair used is farm raised on their farm. You can find them on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/Naumann-Angoras-643644925679882 or email: naumannangoras@hotmail.com
  • Booth 2Kylari’s Kritters (Kyle & Ariel Davis-Williams-Edgewood, NM)- It all started when we got our first 2 sheep from a neighbor in 2006. For several years we raised Shetland sheep for their versatile wool. In 2019 we discovered a local breed of sheep, the Debouillet. They are a breed of domestic sheep originating from Tatum, New Mexico. It was developed in the 1920s and specifically adapted to the arid ranges of the Southwestern U.S. The breed is a medium–size sheep with long, fine wool. Their calm dispositions is a welcome change. All kinds of fiber arts are available from Kylari’s Kritters. We have raw fleeces, roving, and yarn. We offer wool paintings, scarves, bags, pillows, woven rugs, “vegetarian” sheepskin rugs, dreadlocks, stuffies and more. We also have some of our Debouillet sheep with us at the Fiber Gathering! https://www.facebook.com/kylariskritters/ email: kylari76@yahoo.com
  • Booth 3Faery Crafts (Abby Richmond-Santa Cruz, NM) Bringing fantasy to life with amigurumi toys and faery accessories. The toys I make are unique and full of wonder. Like you’re taking a trip to faeryland! email: jazellesparrow@gmail.com
  • Booth 4Haromony Moon (Cliff & Kim Murdock-Los Lunas, NM) Haromony Moon raised shetland sheep and alpacas and have some yarn and roving left from them. We now raise dairy goats and make skin care products using their milk. Goat milk soap and handcream, CBD goat milk cream, crochet hats, scarfs, shawls, toys and horshoe art email: kvmurdock@msn.com
  • Booth 5Miss Alyssa Art (Alyssa Copeland-Sandia Park, NM)-Dinosaur art prints and stickers made from her original art work! Also premiering some of her farm animal paintings and painted cow skulls! email: 98copeland@gmail.com
  • Booth 6Faith Stone-(Moriarty, NM) with her colorful, fun detailed quilts, wall hangings, table runners, placemats, cases, baskets and more! Made by Faith start to finish on her home sewing machine, some are hand appliqued. Coiled baskets are small, with detailed designs made with crochet cotton, sisal twine core, some with bead details added. email: nmnanafay@hotmail.com
  • Booth 7Ms Fitz Farm, LLC (Candace Fitzsimons-Moriarty, NM)-Ms Fitz Farm is an alpaca farm located just outside Moriarty, NM. We currently raise, breed and sell Huacaya alpacas. We also have alpaca roving, yarn and one of a kind alpaca products. To check us out and keep up with all the happenings at the farm like our facebook page at MsFitzFarm and our other social media pages (Instagram and TikTok) @msfitzfarm and visit our website at www.msfitzfarm.com and of course, stop by our booth and pens at the Heart of New Mexico Fiber and Art Gathering and visit with a few of our alpacas and our valais sheep and get your hands on some of our fiber!  email: msfitzfarm@gmail.com
  • Booth 8Skyline Ranch Designs (Michele Powers-Hardy-Edgewood, NM) I primarily create with gourds, but I also create with other botanicals such as bark, seed pods, etc. In addition, I make miniatures with tiny beads. I will have Gourd Art, beadwork, miniature beaded art at the Gathering. email: hardyboys3@q.com
  • Booth 9Loom & Essence (Pam Lipper-Albuquerque, NM) handwoven fabric, accessories and hand-dyed yarn. email: spinnerlady@hotmail.com
  • Booth 10Westfarthing Farm (Bob & Sharry Bone)- Westfarthing Farm was established in the early 80’s raising and showing Morgan Horses. In 1995 we added sheep. Today we raise Shetland and Finn sheep for their wonderful wool. We cater to the fiber artist with heavily skirted fleeces, roving and some yarn. Our fleeces are covered year round to insure little vegetable matter. We also offer lambs for sale to fiber or pet homes. email-rchapin8391@yahoo.com
  • Booth 11Los Vigiles Living Traditions Fiber (Eugene & Rose Vigil-Chimayo, NM)-EUGENE & ROSE’S ARTIST STATEMENT EUGENE’S: Since I was born and raised in the Chimayo Valley, I have always had an interest for the traditions of the area. My goal is to preserve and promote all aspects of Hispanic weavings, from the most traditional to the contemporary. As my ancestors came to Chimayo Valley in the 1700’s they faced many different hardships and the only reason they survived the hardships is because they worked as a family unit. Without the family members working in unity, the job of the other one would not be completed. The same holds true today. Without my wife, Rose, my textiles could not be completed. She is the foundation of the traditional textiles I weave, by washing, carding, spinning and dyeing the wool. It is after her job is completed thus I can then begin to weave the textiles on a loom both of us have built together. The feel of the hand spun yarn is of a rustic land. The color from the plants which surrounds us in Northern New Mexico comes from local vegetation picked by our hands. We create the dye by extracting the natural pigmentation from the plants we gathered during our field trips. The design is of my culture, with simple stripes, twills, serrated diamonds, block design, hourglass, chispas, and seamed textiles. It is all of these elements that create a Rio Grande/Chimayo textile. As a weaver, I try to incorporate these elements into a contemporary flair. As a seventh generation weaver, I am proud to keep and pass on to future generations the Spanish tradition of weaving. ROSE’S: Little did I know my marriage to Eugene would lead to a love of Spanish traditional textiles, I began my study in 1989 with a course taught by Kristina Wilson and Rachel Brown at the Taos Institute of Art, and about a year later, started my Associates of Applied Science in Fiber Arts at Northern New Mexico Community College as a part- time student. I graduated in May 1995. In our work together, my husband and I are fulfilling a dream we both have had of keeping our traditions alive and passing our culture to our weaving community. We do this through our joint efforts in completing our weaving. I have always had a fascination with the structure of weaving, in which it takes many interlocking threads, all perfectly tensioned, to form a beautiful textile. I find this true in life itself, it takes everything working in union to form a finished product, be it a person or a thing. I feel our traditional work leads to our culture, and this helps us find our identity in society. By learning how our ancestors worked many years ago, we implement our work, keep their traditions alive, and become culture bearers. This, in turn, helps us understand our origins and ourselves. The early generations of weavers from Chimayo were mainly men. The women of the village cleaned, spun, and dyed the fiber. The men could not weave until the women had spun enough wool for them. This made the art of weaving a very close family affair. Eugene and I capture the sense of family working together in our work. This collaboration also supports our artistic strengths. Like our ancestors before us, the craft of weaving is ours from beginning to end. Website: www.losvigiles.online email: warpweave65@gmail.com
  • Booth 12Far Out Tie-Dye (Micayla Mobley-Moriarty, NM) Unique tie-dye apparel and tapestries hand tied and dyed. email: micaylasontag1@gmail.com
  • Booth 13The Wool Shed (Victoria Collins-Stanley, NM)-I raise, spin or weave, dye wool. Mohair and Angora Fiber. Clean ready to spin Wool Fiber for Spinners. Felters. Hand Spun Yarns, natural & colors **Victoria’s Shawls**. Dyes from NZ Other related surprise items www.thewoolshed.net email: woolshed@mablewindsfarm@gmail.com
  • Booth 14Lawerence & Dorothy Espinosa (La Joya, NM) Will be there with their handmade wood items-bences, step stools, recipe holders and homemade biscochitos! email: dorothylajoya@icloud.com
  • Booth 15Mora Valley Spinning Mill (Joseph Weathers-Mora, NM)- www.moravalleyspinningmill.com email: morawools@gmail.com
  • Booth 16Salinas National Monument (Mountainair, NM)-info booth. Learn about the locale, the history of fiber and find out about the presentation that weekend.
  • Booth 17Coral’s Wool (Coral Steurer-Clark-Ribera, NM) weaver, painter, spinner and yarn designer email: coralswool@gmail.com
  • Booth 17Tiwaspeak Wool and Lamb (Katy Lente-Peralta, NM) will have yarn and roving from my flock and USDA lamb meat from my flock. All New Mexico Wool! email: tiwaspeak@aol.com
  • Booth 182 B Ewe (Cody & Kim Burns-Monte Vista, CO) A farm and ranch located in Colorado’s beautiful San Luis Valley. We offer a variety of fine wools, as well as long wools and a unique blend of both. Our flock includes next to skin soft Merino, a lustrous and long Teeswater, the heritage breed Cotswold, Wenslydale, Gotland, CVM, our newest additions of Bluefaced Leicester sheep and several cross breeds. We are a SE2SE Shear ‘Em to Save ‘Em provider with the Livestock Conservancy as well as blessed to be able to graze our livestock on our own farm, and neighbors Organic farms. We enjoy working with the fiber from our animals, and have created a blend of some of them as roving, and yarns. We have natural colored products, including raw fleece, roving and yarn as well as a few dyed skeins. We love to share our passion, so if you have questions, or interest, please contact us. Turning sunlight into food and fiber is what 2 B Ewe is all about. www.2bewe.com email: 2bewes@gmail.com
  • Booth 19Elite Livestock 4-H Club (Edgewood, NM)-Baked goods and craft items made by members ages 5-19. email: elitelivestock4H@gmail.com
  • Booth 20Nicole Lesser (Cedar Crest, NM) Handbags, make up bags, bags in general and stuffed animals. email: nicolealanelesser@gmail.com
  • Booth 20Cabracita Fiber Farm (Donna Dixon-Edgewood, NM) Embroidered Tea towels, wine bottle gift bags and aprons. email: donnadixon1953@gmail.com
  • Booth 21The Oveja Project-info booth representing all shepp producers and fiber artisans in the state of NM. contact Katy Lente at tiwaspeak@aol.com

Demonstrations

-Sheep Shearing done by Kerry Mower with Hyer Wools.