A Tale Well Spun: 17th Century Salinas Pueblo Mission Spinning with Katy Lente
Join Katy Lente for a unique day-long workshop on spindle spinning that is rooted in historical fiber arts practices of the Southwest. Katy, a National Park Service Interpretive Park Ranger, will instruct students in beginning spinning and give a richly researched presentation on the progression of fiber use and spinning at the Salinas Pueblos at the time of Spanish contact. Katy will help students to understand the elements of identity that were practiced by the Chupadera/Tompiro and Tiwa peoples of the time.
Each student will leave the workshop with the product of their spinning; a sample of Navajo-Churro fiber to continue their spinning efforts at home; a ceramic whorl drop spindle, thoughtfully crafted to honor the spinners of the Salinas Valley and painted with figures similar to those of the Chupadera Black-on-White pottery of the Humanas at Gran Quivira; a hand-illustrated instruction guide for drop spindle spinning; and material for the Salinas Monuments in Eastern Central New Mexico.
Date & Time
Sunday, May 31st from 9 am to 4 pm (with a one-hour lunch break)
In addition to the workshop registration fee, a material fee of $30.00 is payable to the instructor at the start of the workshop.
About the Instructor
Katy Lente is the editor in chief for Enchantment Fiber Magazine and a seasonal National Park Service employee. She keeps her own flock of 30 Rambouillet ewes. She resides on the Isleta Reservation with her husband Amadore. Katy is an avid drop spindle spinner, shears and processes her own fiber, and loves horses, too.