Upcoming Events





Welcome to the World of Suzani

Are you looking for something unique in the world of textile arts that gets you up close and personal with artists from a unique culture? Would you like to create something special with your own hands?

Then our upcoming Live In-Person Suzani Embroidery Master Classes are perfect for you. 

In these suzani embroidery master classes, participants will learn about the history and meaning of the traditional Central Asian world of suzani embroidery from an award-winning master embroidery artist and teacher, Munira Akilova. As participants immerse themselves in the suzani world, they will each work on recreating for themselves one of the traditional suzani patterns from the region.

We will supply a pdf version of the suzani pattern and a related E-Book about Suzani Embroidery by email after you register. Participants will need to transfer the pattern to the base fabric of their choice. Participants will also need to supply their own embroidery thread, needles, and hoops. The pdf pattern will have color suggestions for traditional color palettes, but you may of course create your own color palette.

We're so delighted that Munira Akilova, designer and manager at Armughon Handicrafts and her own brand Munir, will be able to share her unique knowledge and experience with textile artists in New Mexico.

We're keeping the experience intimate by limiting it to 15 participants for each class. These classes are recommended for embroidery enthusiasts with at least an INTERMEDIATE LEVEL of skills. 

Join us for an in-person, live experience and embroidery master classes like no other. Be prepared to laugh and learn as you enter the unique world of suzani embroidery.



  • MONDAY, APRIL 25, 10:00 am-12:30 pm East Side: Twisted Stitches Needlepoint
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 10:00 am-12:30 pm The Valley: Stitchology


It's Finally Back!!!

The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta is the biggest fiber arts show in New Mexico and it's back, after three long years! HoonArts will be there, April 14-16, at the Manuel Lujan Complext, Expo New Mexico. For more information, click here. 


The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta is not to be missed if you are interested in fiber arts!


This biennial Event will showcase a wide variety of fiber art exhibits, classes, vendors, and special events as represented by the consortium of guilds that participate with the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council.


All artists, non-members and members of participating guilds of the council, working in fiber, have entered a wide variety of fiber related categories including crochet, dolls, embroidery, felting, hand knitting, machine knitting, lace, mixed media textile art, quilting, rug hooking, sewing, weaving and beads.


  • Exhibits in 15 unique categories
  • Educational exhibits
  • Hands-on classes
  • Vendors
  • Artist demonstrations
  • Featured artists
  • Special collections
  • Local guild displays


We can't wait for our favorite live "Show & Tell (and Touch)" experience in New Mexico. Put it on your calendar today.


Tajikistan: Come for the Adventure, Take Home the Art 

Are you an adventure travel junkie? Do you love those unique, off-the-beaten path experiences? Would you like an authentic taste of life, travel and art in the ‘Stans of Central Asia, the heart of the ancient Silk Road?

You are invited to join us for an evening with Munira Akilova of Tajikistan. HoonArts Fair Trade and Global Ties ABQ are delighted to welcome Munira to Albuquerque to share her unique experience and perspectives from the intersection of tourism, trekking, and art in Tajikistan. 

Munira Akilova of Khujand, Tajikistan, is a modern-day Silk Road “Renaissance woman.” After a first career as an economist and university teacher, she left academia behind to turn her beloved embroidery hobby into a business. Today, she runs her own handicraft and design business, Munir, and is the manager and designer for Armughon Handicrafts, one of the top artisan brands in Tajikistan. The winner of numerous national and international awards for her embroidery work, Munira is also a national and international consultant for artisan-based businesses, has led or advised numerous competitive grant-funded artisan and tourism projects in Tajikistan, and is highly sought after as a master teacher in
the traditional Tajik textile arts.

She has also distinguished herself as a tour guide, and recently completed the specialized “Silk Road Heritage Guide Training” through the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations. Munira
comes to us in New Mexico directly from her US State Department-sponsored tour of the US with the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program around the theme of “Adventure Tourism.”


  • WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • WHEREQ Station, 3225 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, 1309 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • COST:
  • Public Presentation: FREE
  • VIP Meet & Greet following the Public Presentation: $5 advance registration / $7 at the door
  • SHOPPINGHoonArts and Munira will have a selection of unique handmade fashion, home décor and gift items from Central Asia available for purchase at the event.