Master Classes with Seven Sisters Artists-Fall 2019

 REGISTER NOW! To register for two classes and save, call Rikki at 505-235-5046.




HoonArts Fair Trade is delighted to welcome back Zhanyl Sharshembieva, this time along with her oldest sister Farzana Sharshembieva,  two of the renowned members of Seven Sisters of Kyrgyzstan, for THREE Master Classes in New Mexico this fall. Join us to learn the magical wet-felting techniques that make the stunning Seven Sisters scarves and wraps one of today’s most sought-after products from the heart of the modern Silk Road in Central Asia. The Seven Sisters products, which capture the spirit of the Kyrgyz people through the traditional “ala-kiyis” felting techniques and the historic Kyrgyz patterns containing sacred meanings, have garnered numerous UNESCO awards and are a perennial favorite at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Zhanyl and Sharshembieva will also offer one master class on their new silk eco-printing that was a hit at the 2019 International Folk Art Market.

Zhanyl and Farzana will bring all the supplies needed for you to make your own felted or eco-printed silk scarf, 58” long X 18” wide, along with the stories behind the processes and patterns. The first two hours of each class will be a demonstration, from start to finish, of the entire process of crafting one of their beautiful felted silk or eco-printed scarves. After that, each participant will create their own unique and beautiful scarf, with guidance from Zhanyl and Farzana. You'll also learn a lot about Kyrgyz culture along the way. To maximize the learning experience, enrollment is limited in each class.

To view a video of snippets from the July 2019 Master Felting Class with Zhanyl, click here



(Enrollment Limit: 10)

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Santa Fe Waldorf School

26 Puesta Del Sol

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508           




(Enrollment Limit: 15)

Friday, November 1, 2019, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

The Quilt Works, Inc.

11117 Menaul Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112



(Enrollment Limit: 15)

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

The Quilt Works, Inc.

11117 Menaul Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112



One Class: $197

Two Classes: $357 (To take advantage of the 2-class discount, you must contact us at 505-235-5046, so that we don't inadvertently overfill a class)

Supplies for Each Class: $25.00


Lunch is included. We'll bring in a healthy lunch from a local restaurant.


To register for one class, click here. To register for two classes and save, call us at 505-235-5046.