The New Mexico Fiber Arts Trails are a collaboration between New Mexico Arts — the state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs — and a grassroots network of fiber artists, to engage visitors and support rural fiber arts enterprises and communities statewide. The Trails bring visitors to the source point, generating creative sector entrepreneurship and incomes, while creating an informed consumer base and cultivating a sustainable place-based economy.
Together, we invite you to discover the people, creative processes, landscapes, and enterprises that form the fabric of rural New Mexico.
North Central Loop Trail
To the north, back roads beckon, weaving along river valleys, winding through velvet mountains and red rock canyons sculpted
by time, crossing plains that stretch as far as the eye can see. The land speaks in textures. Sage, golden chamisa, violet asters, and
grasses cover the earth in a blanket of natural hues.
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Northwest Loop Trail
Some of New Mexico’s earliest history is written in fiber.
Across centuries, our dry climate has been kind, leaving yucca sandals, cotton blankets, and baskets to behold and ponder. All speak of deft fingers that gathered materials from the land and crafted things of beauty, for practical use, for ceremonial practice, for the joy of creation.
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Southern Loop Trail
Thread your way south along the Río Grande, accompanied on
its route by majestic cottonwood bosques and villages settled like
pearls on a string. The land opens into the Chihuahuan desert,
with sage giving way to creosote, mesquite, towering yucca sentinels,
stands of prickly pear, graceful ocotillo, and carpets of
wildflowers in the spring, a vibrant tapestry of random colors.
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As Governor of New Mexico, I invite you to travel our New Mexico Fiber Arts Trails. Our Arts Trails are designed to put our artists on the map and bring the market to them, and are part of our arts-based economic development and cultural tourism initiatives. You can learn about fiber arts from "sheep to shawl" as you visit artists' studios, galleries and cooperatives.
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Explore the interactive New Mexico Fiber Arts Trails Google Map to find out more about your favorite places and leave comments for others about your experiences along the way. explore the Google Map »