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Colcha Embroidery Workshop – SOLD OUT
March 19 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm$85
Colcha Embroidery Workshop
Saturday, March 19 – SOLD OUT
9:30 am – 2:30 pm (with a break for lunch, please pack your own lunch!)
Members: $75, Non-Members: $85, includes embroidery supply kit ($10 value)
Learn the history of colcha embroidery and see some examples before beginning your own peahen project by learning the long and short colcha stitches. Your finished product will be large enough to make into a cushion or put in a frame (material size is 14″ x 14″). Enough yarn will be provided to complete the peahen and flower with stem. An instruction booklet, needle, and needle threader is included. Participants will also draw out a pattern to take home to work on.
Julia R. Gomez was first exposed to colcha embroidery by her mentor, Mónica Sosaya-Halford, in the 1970s. She later learned to weave at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, where master weaver, Beatrice Maestas Sandoval, instructed Julia on working with natural dyes and handspun yarn so as to employ many of the same methods that the Spanish settlers of northern New Mexico used in colonial times. Julia is among the few artists who spins Churro wool and weaves sabanilla backing cloth made during the colonial period in this far northern province of New Spain. Since retiring in 2002, following a 36-year career teaching home economics in the Santa Fe public schools, Julia has devoted herself to doing and teaching colcha embroidery.