Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts presents Lisa Trujillo

Posted By Web Manager on September 21, 2017






Chimayo Weaving

Begun in the early years of the twentieth century, this style is basically two stripes and a center design. The stripes are clearly derived from the Rio Grande blanket, and the center design is an outgrowth of Saltillo tapestry techniques. Along with a uniform texture obtained by the use of commercial yarn from a standard source, the style was very distinctive. Sizes in the industry became standardized and over the years new products developed. What was still essentially a blanket-weight wool fabric was transformed into warm and durable clothing, purses, pillows, furniture mats, seat covers, couch throws, wall hangings, and on-of-a-kind tapestries. For more information go to:






Lisa Trujillo, award winning weaver. Lisa and her husband Irvin are the owners of Centinela Traditional Arts in Chimayo, New Mexico. Their weaving has received recognition through articles, awards, museums, galleries, and competitions. Their weaving is collected throughout the world, including the Smithsonian.

Lecture on November 1 at 11:00 during the guild meeting.

History of Chimayo Weaving

Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa

Non-Guild Members welcome. Redwood Guild Members are given preference for the workshop.

Three day workshop on November 2, 3, 4 from 9a – 4p:

Fundamentals of Chimayo Weaving Workshop

216 E. School St., Cotati, CA 94931 Copeland Room

Description: the workshop is primarily an introduction to the fundamental techniques of shuttle and tapestry weaving that are necessary to weave in the Chimayo style. The workshop also introduces concepts underlying the logic of Chimayo designing. Minimum 8 participants, Maximum 10. Requirements: portable floor loom or table loom with stable tension, 4 shafts already warped.

3 day workshop includes fee for Chimayo Weavers Guidebook:

Guild members: $215

Non-guild members: $225

Register: Online at

For more information contact, Jamie Blumenthal,