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Navajo Weaving Boot Camp at Lake Tahoe 2018

August 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Jennie Slick gets the warping started for two our students
Gloria Bgay, Jennie Slick,  and I are very pleased to be returning to do a Navajo Weaving Boot Camp at Camp Galilee in Glenbrook, NV (South Lake Tahoe area) from August 26-August 30, 2018.  This is our sixth class in this part of California and we’re really looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing the spectacular scenery. By popular demand, we have added an extra day to the camp.  We will check in at 4 PM on Sunday, August 26 and have three FULL days of weaving before we leave at 11 AM on August 30.  On-site coordinator Pedro Kinner has arranged a spectacular venue for us at Camp Galilee, which is on the shores of Lake Tahoe. The $700 tuition includes instruction, dormitory style room and board, a digital download of our weaving text including plans for a loom and the use of weaving tools for the duration of the class. Tools and some looms will be available for sale and we’ll work with you before the class to make sure that you have an appropriate loom.  You may use yarns that you already have or purchase some that we’ll bring with us.
The camp environment is very comfortable, but it’s not a Hilton.  You may bring your own bedding and towels or rent them from the camp.  Weather permitting, you can use one of the on-site tepees and sleep outside.  The dormitory accommodations are very nice and quiet.  The food is absolutely marvelous, much of it locally sourced, freshly prepared and organic.  Dormitory assignments are on a first registered, first choice basis so there’s an incentive for you!  Available housing includes a lodge, cabins, bunkhouse and teepees.  
What can you learn at a Navajo Weaving Boot Camp Class?
The class is suitable for levels from beginner to advanced and we are limiting the total enrollment to 20 students to ensure that you have enough individualized attention from three instructors. Our typical teaching day at boot camp starts at 8 AM and goes until at least 9 PM, so you can expect to really be able to learn a lot as long you can stay awake. You can see below what we cover in each track.  If you are interested in the more advanced track, but worried that you don’t have a firm enough command of the prerequisites, please contact me and we’ll figure out the best fit for you.  Our classes are small enough and personal enough that we can work with you to progress no matter where you are in your weaving journey.

Beginning Navajo Weaving
Intermediate-Advanced Navajo Weaving

Jennie Slick
Gloria Begay/Mary Walker

You’ll Learn

Loom warping
Basic weaving
Basic joins
Problem solving

Use of side selvage cords
Designing for accuracy and symmetry
Perfecting the interlock and turned join
Combining the interlock and turned join
Outlining the interlock and turned join
Wedge weave introduction
Raised Outline introduction


Open mind

Must be able to warp a Navajo style loom
Must be able to do basic weaving
Should have completed at least one to two weavings

Questions?  Contact me by email or call 602-370-2875.  You can check out some of the pictures of the boot camp environment and of the Camp Galilee venue below:   2014-09-01 17.33.00.jpg 2014-09-01 17.33.16.jpg 2014-09-01 17.34.11.jpg 2014-09-02 10.56.40.jpg 2014-09-02 16.01.41.jpg 2014-09-02 16.02.26.jpg 2014-09-03 11.28.12.jpg 2014-09-03 11.29.14.jpg 2014-09-03 11.46.48.jpg 2014-09-03 11.46.53.jpg 20140901_172321.jpg20140901_172321 20140903_112845.jpg20140903_112845 20140903_114732.jpg20140903_114732

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August 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
August 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am
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1776 Highway 50, Glenbrook, NV, 89413, United States
1776 US Hwy 50
Glenbrook, NV United States