Archive for May 2011

Convergence Announcement and Rug of the Day: Reverse Color Study by Arlene Anderson

Tempe, AZ Last year, Jennie Slick and I were honored to teach at the Handweavers Guild of America Covergence 2010 in Albuquerque, NM, a first for both of us.  We were thrilled to see several students who had attended our classes in Window Rock and one of them, Arlene Anderson, stopped by with the completion …

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Weaving of the Day: Spiderwoman Shoulder Blanket by TahNibaa Naat’aanii (and Happy Birthday!)

Tempe, AZ  TahNibaa Naat’aanii of Table Mesa, NM exemplifies the finest qualities of Navajo tradition in her constant blending of innovation with heritage.  TahNibaa seeks a return to the times when Navajo textiles were used by Navajos as garments, before the introduction of machine made Pendleton patterns.  In the intricately and beautifully fringed blanket above, …

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Weaving of the Day: Saddle Cinches by Jay Begay Make Your Horse Look Good

Tempe, AZ Up until horse accoutrements like saddle blankets, cinches and bridles were commercially available, Navajo weavers produced these items themselves, skillfully winding their warp threads between the necessary hardware, using it at the end of the warp instead of a rod.  Cinches virtually disappeared until the late 20th century when weavers like Roy Kady …

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