Programs & Services

Farm & Ranch Museum to host first Fiber Fiesta

June 10th, 2019

Come enjoy seeing and learning about the beautiful creations that are produced locally by fiber artists on June 22 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

Also make plans to attend the Health & Fitness Expo, which also will be at the Museum on the same day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the Fiber Fiesta (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Health Expo, and all of the regular Museum offerings on this day are free.

Fiber Fiesta demonstrations for this first-annual event include spinning, knitting, felting, quilting, Colcha embroidery, tatting, bobbin lacing, several types of weaving, and contemporary coiled basketry. Tye Lightfoot of the USDA Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research Lab will do cotton ginning demos with mini gins.

Local fiber groups will have informational booths and demonstrations. Some of the organizations include the Mesilla Valley Weavers Guild, the Las Cruces Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Lin Bentley Keeling, and CK Fiber Arts Studio.

The documentary video, "Colcha Circle: A Stitch in Northern New Mexico Culture," will be shown in the Museum’s theater as well as informational talks. The day also includes food trucks (Nacho Mommas and Fresh Made Food), and a craft activity for the children from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Health & Fitness Expo is sponsored by the Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Electronic Caregiver, and the Las Cruces Sun-News. The expo features informational booths and much more.

# # #

Fiber Fiesta

Lana Eckman, a volunteer at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, demonstrates weaving.

New Mexico CulturePass

Your ticket to New Mexico's exceptional Museums and Historic Sites.
From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs—our museums and monuments celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day.
More Info »

Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

Where do you belong?
The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

Get it on Google Play

Featured DCA Exhibitions

Working on the Railroad

Working on the Railroad pays tribute to the people who moved the rail industry throughout New Mexico. Using nearly
more »

Looking Back

How does a museum acquire its collections? Are they purchased or donated? Where is everything stored, and how are
more »

The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery

The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent
more »

Here, Now and Always

Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders,
more »