When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
May 24 & 25
Seniors and Teens: $6
Children Under 12: Free
El Rancho de las Golondrinas (The "Ranch of the Swallows") is a Spanish Colonial ranch and living history museum, with an extensive and vibrant "sheep to blanket" weaving program. At this special weekend event the Las Golondrinas weavers and other experts will share their knowledge and demonstrate their skills in the world of fiber arts.
At this event, visitors can enjoy demonstrations on:
* Shearing the museum's flock of churro sheep by hand
* Washing and dying wool with natural ingredients
* Carding and spinning using traditional techniques
* Weaving on beam and upright ("Navajo") looms
* New Mexican colcha embroidery
In addition, the event will feature:
* A fiber arts market featuring wool products, fiber arts supplies and hand-made clothing and art from local providers and artisans
* Demonstrations by renowned Navajo weaver Pearl Sunrise on Sunday
* Presentation and demonstrations on Native American Pueblo weaving techniques by Luis Garcia (Tiwa/Piro) on Saturday
* Hands-on crafts for kids and adults on weaving, felting, making your own drop spindle, and much more.
* All on a 200-acre ranch, with historical buildings, agricultural fields and costumed villagers, including a miller, blacksmith and bread-baker.
* Archery for kids both days!