Intro to Navajo Weaving

About class

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.

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Intro to Navajo Weaving



Class Dates



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Sep 5th, 2019 - Sep 8th, 2019

Class Times

All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

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For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.

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Barbara Teller Ornelas & Lynda Teller Pete

Lynda Teller Pete and her sister Barbara Teller Ornelas are award-winning fifth-generation Navajo weavers. They are Tabaaha (Water Edge Clan) and born for the To’aheedliinii (Two Waters Flow Toge…

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