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NAVAJO WEAVING (Beginning & Intermediate) with Lynda Teller Pete
“Our two Navajo holy people, Spider Woman and Spider Man gave weaving to the Navajo. Spider Man constructed the first loom, composed of sunshine, lightning, and rain; and Spider Woman taught the people how to weave on it."
Students will learn to weave the traditional "Navajo Way" on a pre-warped, (6.5” wide X 8.5” high) upright Navajo loom. Participants will receive individualized instruction to accommodate both beginning and more experienced Navajo weavers who wish to refine their skills. Lynda teaches this heritage, drawn from seven generations of Navajo weaving.
Materials provided:the use of the loom, tabletop attachment, clamps, male and female dowels, preparation of warp and selvage cords weaving tools during the scheduled class time or may be purchased.
Materials students should provide: worsted weight wool, 1 ply, preferably from the Brown Sheep wool company. Choose a combination of light and dark wool for best visual effects. There will be a selection of wool in 2 oz skeins at $5.00 each, 4 oz skeins for $10.00 each. Sharing wool is encouraged in class. . Bring lunch or plan on visiting local restaurants.
**The looms and attachments and weaving tools are also available for purchase. Warping kits, variety of metal turnbuckles, metal rods and clamps are available for purchase as well. Custom looms can be made in a variety of woods and finishes. Looms that can be disassembled for traveling may also be ordered.
Lynda Teller Pete is a fifth-generation weaver. Raised near Two Grey Hills on the Navajo Reservation, she began weaving at age six, she has gone on to win many awards for her weaving, including Best of Classification for Textiles at the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market. Lynda is in demand throughout the country as a teacher of Navajo weaving. She is also known as an accomplished beadwork artist, winning many awards for this work as well.
This class requires a minimum of four students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.
Non-Member: $425 (Member $395)
Materials Fee: $22
Materials fee is paid at first class meeting.