HoonArts Fair Trade and Nob Hill Fabrics are delighted to host Zhanyl Sharshembieva, one of the renowned members of Seven Sisters of Kyrgyzstan, for a special Master Felting Class in Albuquerque. Join us to learn the magical wet-felting techniques that make the stunning Seven Sisters scarves and wraps one of today’s most sought-after products from the heart of the modern Silk Road in Central Asia. The Seven Sisters products, which capture the spirit of the Kyrgyz people through the traditional “ala-kiyis” felting techniques and the historic Kyrgyz patterns containing sacred meanings, have garnered numerous UNESCO awards and are a perennial favorite at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.
Zhanyl will bring all the materials needed for you to make your own felted silk scarf, 58” long X 18” wide, along with the stories behind the processes and patterns. Plan on a full day of interaction with this Master Artist! To maximize the learning experience, the class is only open for ten participants.
WHEN: July 6, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Reception (Open to All): 5:00-6:00 pm
WHERE: Nob Hill Fabrics
4401 Cutler Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
COST: $100 (includes all materials)
Lunch not included. Bring your own sack lunch for a short lunch break.
To register, click here and add the class to your cart.
OBSERVATIONS & SHOPPING: Non-participants may stop in and observe throughout the day, but bring your own folding chair, in case the audience fills up! At the end of the day, there will be a reception for Zhanyl with light refreshments. And you can shop the HoonArts collection of Seven Sisters products all day. Cash and credit cards accepted.