Weaving The Navajo Way

October 4th-6 hours(9:00-noon/1:00-4:00)

Classroom Location: SOMOS Rm. C, 108 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571

Have you always wanted to learn Navajo style weaving but were dismayed by the lengthy warping process, the tedious tensioning and the prospect of working on the ground? Then this class is for you! We will spend an hour warping a C. Cactus Flower loom and then devote the rest of the time to design techniques. Learn the entire process from beginning to end; warping, basic designs, the tools, tricks and trade of Navajo style weaving. You will have fun and leave the class with a work in progress plus ideas for many more!

Skill Level:Beginner

Students should be able to understand basic plain weave

Instructor Caroline Spurgeon

$10 materials fee, includes: Warp and weft for the first project plus the specialized supplies needed for such.

Students need to bring: Cactus Flower loom, weaving fork. If students do to own a loom they may borrow or buy one from the instructor. Traditional looms may be used with prior approval from the instructor.

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