I visited a really interesting show today. The Rag Rug Festival is an annual event here in Santa Fe. The event is underwritten by the New Mexico Women’s Foundation. The Festival is held in several locations in New Mexico and was established to help women sell their crafts and other artistic products.
The show featured a number of artists cooperatives in New Mexico and a sampling of their members. Among the participating groups is the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center in Espanola, where I am a member. I’m excited to be here in Santa Fe where I can finally participate in activities and classes with the group.
A large variety of skills and products were on display today: basketry, bead weaving, fiber weaving (beautiful shawls, coats, and other garments), jewelry, hand spun and dyed yarns, and much, much more.
I look forward to attending again next summer and hopefully to also participating as an artist.