Intro to Navajo Weaving
Join Barbara & Lynda on a journey of discovery. In this 4-day workshop students will be introduced to traditional Navajo style tapestry weaving. Their beginning weaving classes are structured to take three days for weaving and the 4th day will cover warping. Our goal is to have students finish their rugs in class. Students will begin weaving on pre-warped rugs, and weaving begins immediately. The pre-warped size is 6.5” wide by 8.5” high. They use Brown Sheep Co., one ply, and worsted weight wool in 2 oz. skeins for $5 each paid to the instructors. They will bring some sample designs, all the Navajo weaving tools needed for beginning and finishing. Classroom looms are on tables and adjustable, designed by Lynda’s mechanical engineer husband who is from a Navajo weaving family. Our nephew Terry Lee is our Navajo weaving toolmaker, he makes beautiful weaving tools and specialty tools. Loom and tools are available for use in class and available for purchase. At the end of class, the student keeps their woven rug and a printed booklet.