Join us at Navajo Weaving Boot Camp
Looking for a three day intensive Navajo weaving class in a beautiful setting? I’m happy to announce that plans have been finalized for the eighth Navajo Weaving Boot Camp workshop at Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border. We’ll be weaving at the Utah State University Training Facility starting on Sunday afternoon, June 23rd and we’ll keep weaving as much as humanly possible until about noon on Wednesday, June 26th. The workshop is open to students of any skill level. If you don’t already have a loom, students will be provided with plans for building one or you can purchase one from the workshop organizers.
Tuition for the three day workshop is $410 and includes dormitory style sleeping accommodations, three delicious meals per day featuring large quantities of raspberry based foods, a digital copy of our textbook, use of weaving tools and the instructional support of master weaver Jennie Slick and her assistant Mary Walker (me). If you are a beginning weaver, you can purchase a Starter Kit with all of the yarn, warp and miscellaneous items that you’ll need for $45. Just add loom (we’ll give you various options for that). We start loom warping on Sunday afternoon and the looms are generally warped by the time that we go to bed. We weave our brains out on Monday and Tuesday from about 7 AM to 10 PM. We’re not kidding, but we won’t make you weave every minute. Since this is our eighth year, weaving as much as humanly possible for three days straight must be fun! On Wednesday, we weave up until about 10 AM and then pack up while making plans for next year.
The workshop is suitable for all experience levels and we don’t assume any prior weaving experience. We have had students as young as 10 years old and both male and female students are welcome.
The workshop site is on the shore of Bear Lake, a gorgeously blue natural lake on the border of Utah and Idaho. The site is about three hours by car from the Salt Lake City airport. The workshop is limited to 12 students and the class is now full. I’ve included a picture gallery from last year’s class below so that you can get a better idea of the setting and the class content. If you would like to be on the wait list for the class or are interested in next year’s class, you can contact me.
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See you at the lake!
Hagoshíí (so long for now)