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Farm and Ranch Museum hosts Fiber Extravaganza June 18


The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, will host Fiber Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, the museum said in a news release.

The event will include these demonstrations: natural dye, colcha embroidery, quilting, twining, sewing, weaving, triangle-loom weaving, embroidery, basket weaving and rigid-heddle weaving.

The High Canyon Weavers and Spinners Guild will be at the museum to offer demonstrations of wool carding, inkle-loom weaving and table-loom weaving.

Visitors can try their hand at table-loom weaving and there will be a limited number of tiny looms and yarn to distribute.

The museum’s weekly education program for children, All Aboard the Ag Wagon, will feature a fiber arts craft activity 10 a.m.-noon during the event, and food trucks will be on site.

Volunteers from throughout the area will provide demonstrations during the extravaganza, the museum said. The Bureau of Land Management will have a yucca bracelet-making activity and the New Mexico sheep industry-focused Oveja Project will have interns demonstrating wool spinning. Tye Lightfoot of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be in the museum’s theater to talk about cotton processes.

Booths at the Fiber Extravaganza will include The Las Cruces Knitting Guild, Njoy Beads, Threadbear, My Place Jewell, Weaving for Justice and the Doña Ana Arts Council.

Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 4-17.

For more information, call 575-522-4100. Visit www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.

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