On August 17th and 18th, Rose Dedman and her family instructed a third Weaving in Beauty Natural Dye Retreat in the use of some of the plants available in the Navajo homeland as dye materials. Rose opened her home and several members of her family participated over the course of three days, and there …Read More
As we were finishing our lunch break today, we noticed that one of the celebrated Navajo Code Talkers had entered the dining room. He was going to another one of the conference rooms, and we quickly realized that a camera had been set up for an interview. We were given permission to witness …Read More
We had a wonderful full day of weaving in Window Rock. Several of the participants are working on patterns incorporating a design element that we have dubbed the Window Rock Wave. You can see the wave pattern in the piece Liz Munk is working in on the picture at right. The …Read More
Today we began our second seminar for advanced weavers who use Navajo techniques. We’re in Window Rock at the Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital. This class is designed as a small (five student maximum class for weavers who are interested in extending their skills or researching aspects of Navajo technique. This year’s group …Read More
Earlier this week, Warren Stromberg sent me the question below as part of a longer post. I’ve followed it with my answer, but both of us hope that this question stimulates more comment, especially from the weavers out there.
“I am aware that authors ranging from Gladys Reichard to Kate Peck Kent have published comments …