Posts by Mary Walker

The Saddest Day: Crownpoint Rug Auction in Jeopardy

Yesterday was one of the saddest days of my life.  The venerable Crownpoint Rug Auction was abruptly cancelled amid severe financial problems. Weavers have reported difficulties with returned checks for the last few months and this reached a crisis level in July as check cashing establishments throughout the area are refusing to accept any checks …

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Want to Have a Fun Fiber Sunday? Try a Mini Sheep is Life!

Ganado, AZ  It just doesn’t get better than a Sunday at a Sheep is Life event for Jennie Slick and me.  Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site hosted the event today and there were areas where people could learn about carding and spinning, vegetal dyeing and weaving.  Jay Begay, Beverly Allen, Ilene Naegle and Jennie …

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Want to Learn More About Traditional Navajo Wool Processing?

Of course you do!  Come to Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site on July 13!
Ganado, AZ  This coming Sunday, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site will hold a one day sheep, wool and weaving workshop.  Topics include hands-on shearing with manual scissors, carding, spinning, felting, loom warping and weaving.  The event kicks off at 7 …

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From Two Grey Hills to Ganado: A Two Faced Navajo Weaving by Gilbert Begay

Tempe, AZ  Gilbert Begay has just completed weaving a two-faced rug.  He started it about six months ago, encouraged and tutored by prolific two faced weavers Harriet and Virginia Snyder.  A two-faced Navajo rug is a very rare weaving today and documentation on the technique is sparse.  For those of you who are familiar with …

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