Art Through The Loom

Upcoming ATTL Events

  • Mountain and Valley Wool Festival is October 1st & 2nd, 2022. Please visit our booth.
  • ATTL members meeting is Tuesday, Feb 22 at 1:00 at Montezuma Lodge in Santa Fe
  • ATTL members meeting is Tuesday, March 1 at 1:00 at Montezuma Lodge in Santa Fe
  • Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta is April 14-16, 2022.

Natural Dye Kits

ATTL’s New Mexico Natural-Dye Kits are a part of our educational outreach program. Cultural knowledge about some of our plant dyes is centuries old. The Kits include everything you need to get started using wild dye-plants that are sustainably gathered, each in their season, by members of the ATTL Guild. The 1-oz skein of worsted-weight yarn in the kit is already mordanted with the natural fixative Alum. All you need is a pot NOT used for cooking food, a heat source, water to boil the dye plant, and time. Complete dyeing instructions are on the package label. Contact Glenna Dean, puchteca@windstream.net, if you have questions about ATTL Natural-Dye Kits. Dye kits are $15 plus flat-rate shipping of $4.50 regardless of the number of kits purchased.

Chamisa Dye Kit

Art Through The Loom

Art Through The Loom promotes weaving and fiber arts in Northern New Mexico. The ATTL members are fiber artists with a strong commitment to weaving and all fiber arts.

Art Through the Loom Guild members are a diverse community of fiber artists who come together from primarily northern New Mexico to access markets and learn from one another as textile professionals.

rag rugs

“In many primitive cultures weaving, spinning and dyeing constitute one of the major occupations, possibly second only to farming. In our technical society, because we are free from the need to pursue these crafts, the majority of us are not acquainted with the pleasure they give. Undoubtedly it is in man’s nature to be creative, and although few of us would trade our lives for the hardships of primitive man, we do find satisfaction in creating objects for our own use, or just things of beauty to have or to give to a friend.”

by Rachel Brown

Reprinted with permission from the Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing Book.