A Wool Lover's Visit to New Mexico
November 2-10, 2020
$2000, not including airfare
with Suzie Briddsang
Introducing... a tour in Suzie and Amor's own home state! We are excited to host fiber enthusiasts of all kinds (and their friends & family) in the Land of Enchantment. This part of the United States has history, people and landscape unlike any other. Our food, festivals, architecture and arts have been impacted over generations by our Native American, Spanish colonial, Anglo and more recent immigrant communities. Life in New Mexico has a very special flavor! Come spend time with us as we explore around Albuquerque, north to Santa Fe, and then points beyond. Get to know our sunny skies and dramatic high desert. Spend time with local fiber artisans and "yarn farmers". Two nights in Albuquerque, the remainder in Santa Fe. This trip is limited to 12 participants, so jump on in!
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Cost of Trip Includes
Nine nights' lodging in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Breakfast each morning, plus either lunch or dinner on most days
Admission to all scheduled tour activities and events
Two fiber arts workshops, plus visits to local yarn stores, fiber farms and area artisans
Transportation during the tour plus return shuttle from Santa Fe to Albuquerque Sunport on final day
but does not include
Airfare to and from Albuquerque Sunport
Transportation to hotel on day of arrival
Soda, alcoholic drinks and personal items
Monday, November 2nd
Arrive in Albuquerque. Welcome to the Duke City! Our tour begins in the late afternoon with a welcome meeting and dinner together at our hotel.
Tuesday, November 3rd
Our morning starts with Knit & Listen: An Introduction to the History & People of New Mexico. Bring your projects, get comfy with a cup of coffee or tea and hear about how New Mexico came to be. Then we're off to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a true gem in Albuquerque's downtown. We'll also have a mini yarn crawl of fiber purveyors and growers.
Wednesday, November 4th
New Mexico's landscape and cityscape: bosques, llanos and plazas . We'll spend time in the landscape along the Rio Grande river and out on the prairie at Coronado National Monument. By the afternoon, we'll be north, getting to know the very heart of Santa Fe - its plaza.
Thursday, November 5th
A day immersed in Spanish colonial traditions and influence. We’ll enjoy a specially-hosted tour of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, drive north through the landscape of El Norte to visit the Santuario de Chimayo, Rancho de Chimayo, and traditional weaving studios of northern New Mexico. Additional favorite stops will be included depending on time and our group's interests.
Friday, November 6th
From dusty town to arts capital. Santa Fe is a haven for the arts and for artists. How did this happen and why? We'll get to know the vibrant local art scene with visits along Canyon Road, the New Mexico Fiber Arts Center and more.
Saturday, November 7th
Our day starts with a visit to the growers and makers at the Santa Fe Farmers Market. Then we’ll do some making of our own – with a workshop using natural dye materials.
Sunday, November 8th
A free day in Santa Fe! There’s so
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much to do and see here. Take the day to explore your own interests. We’ll have lots of ideas for you – or do some research ahead of time and plan your day prior to the tour. For those interested, we'll provide transportation up to nearby locals' favorite, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs.
Monday, November 9th
Our final day in New Mexico will have us out in the beautiful, high desert landscape, then involved in designing our own intarsia sweaters based on what we’ve seen and felt through the week. At our final dinner, we'll share designs, review the week's experiences and raise a glass together!
Tuesday, November 10th
Travelers return to the Albuquerque Sunport after a leisurely breakfast. Time to head home!