The Weaving News

The Crownpoint Rug Auction Roars Back

March 25, 2017

Good-bye to Herman Brown, a Master Weaver and a Good Friend

September 9, 2015

Gerard Begay’s Poncho: Returning to the Roots of Navajo Weaving

August 25, 2015

Jane Hyden’s Navajo Shoe Game Pictorial Rug

November 16, 2014

Crownpoint Rug Auction Update: Auction Scheduled for September 12

August 31, 2014

The Saddest Day: Crownpoint Rug Auction in Jeopardy

August 9, 2014

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

July 13, 2014

Want to Learn More About Traditional Navajo Wool Processing?

July 7, 2014

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

June 30, 2014

The Electrifying Designs of Melissa Cody

April 2, 2014

Weaving in Beauty June 2013: Weaving The Start of a Busy Summer

January 1, 2014

A Gathering of Weavers: The Heard Museum Weaver’s Marketplace

November 8, 2013

Barbara Teller Ornelas and A Gathering of Weavers

November 5, 2013

Florence Riggs’ Pictorial Sold and Happy Birthday to Florence!

November 4, 2013

A Gathering of Weavers: Gerard Begay

November 3, 2013

Hand Woven Spider Rock Squash Blossom Purse by Laramie Blake

November 3, 2013

New in the Mercantile: Portable Navajo Looms by Fred Tso

November 1, 2013

Send in the Clones Part II: The Pueblo Grande Museum Navajo Rug Auction and Gathering of Weavers

October 29, 2013

Send in the Clones Part I: The Gathering of Weavers and the Pueblo Grande Navajo Rug Auction

October 28, 2013

Update: What Happens When the Navajo Rug Doesn’t Sell?

October 21, 2013

What Happens When the Rug Doesn’t Sell: Laramie Blake’s Burntwater

October 20, 2013

Carletta Hayah’s Talking Blanket

September 3, 2013

Cheryl Yazzie’s Pictorial Weaving: A Clear Signature in Wool

September 2, 2013

Learning Navajo Weaving at Richardson’s Trading Post

July 28, 2013

There is No Substitute: The Navajo Biil Dress

March 7, 2013

Florence Riggs is Signature Artist at Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market’s “Weaving Worlds with Wool”

March 3, 2013

Running into a Friend: The Burntwater Masterpieces of Rebecca Tso

March 1, 2013

Weavers’ First Resort: Navajo Weaving Class in Tempe, Arizona

February 13, 2013

Happy New Year! Let’s Go to Navajo Weaving Boot Camp!

January 7, 2013

From Canyon de Chelly to the Bisti: August 2012 Weaving in Beauty Class

October 16, 2012

Under the Rainbow: The Tufted Rugs and Pictorials of Amy Begay

September 4, 2012

June 2012 Weaving in Beauty: At the Start of Summer

September 1, 2012

All Four Corners in June!

July 1, 2012

Gathering of Weavers at Heard Museum Moves to December 1, 2012

May 22, 2012

What We Were Doing in Fort Worth

April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Gilbert!

March 26, 2012

Back to the Heard: Spinning and Design Lessons with Martha and Marilou Schultz

March 19, 2012

Heard Museum 2012 Chapter 3: Jason Harvey Mixes Old Tradition, New Technique

March 8, 2012

Visiting with Lola Cody and Michael Ornelas: Heard Museum Guild Indian Market Chapter 2

March 5, 2012

2012 Heard Museum Indian Market: The Spider Rock Girls

March 4, 2012

Scottsdale Native Arts Walk: Showing Off Their Best

March 2, 2012

More Woven Thoughts: Antique Navajo Weaving

March 1, 2012

What Would The Weaver Think: Antique Navajo Weaving as Fine Art

February 29, 2012

Bessie Littleben: Using All The Crayons In The Box

February 25, 2012

A Thread from the Past: A Transitional Rug

February 23, 2012

New Year, New Rug Auctions, New Rugs to Admire

February 20, 2012

Goodbye to a Hero: Navajo Code Talker Keith Little

January 4, 2012

New in the Mercantile:Traditional Forks by Gary Tsinniginnie and Gillan Style by Al Snipes

January 2, 2012

Rug of the Day: Yá’át’ééh Késhmish (Merry Christmas) from Louise Bia

December 24, 2011

Rug of the Day: Christmas Club Burntwater by Laramie Blake

December 23, 2011

Rug of the Day: The Teec Nos Pos Rug, a Closer Look

December 6, 2011

Rug of the Day: Mae Clark and Her Weaving Life Story

December 4, 2011

Rug of the Day: A Beautiful Family Supporting Burntwater by Bah Yazzie Ashley

December 2, 2011

A Visit with Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete at Their Navajo Weaving Workshop in Tucson

November 14, 2011

Let’s Get Together: Two Great Events, One Town, Same Day

November 1, 2011

Betting the Groceries: Innovation in Design

October 29, 2011

Weaving in Beauty, June: A New Class, A New Marriage, New Friends

October 28, 2011

2012 Weaving in Beauty Calendar is Now Available

October 25, 2011

Five Months Ago, Five Years Ago, Five Minutes Ago

October 24, 2011

Spider Rock Girls Boarding School Students Weave Where It All Began

October 5, 2011

Spider Rock Girls Boarding School: Day 1

October 2, 2011

Gilbert Begay Handwoven Bag Wins First Place at New Mexico State Fair

September 8, 2011

A Round Sandpainting Rug by Marie H. Yazzie and An Encounter with Hastiin Klah

September 7, 2011

Evelyn George’s Rug of the Day and Mark Winter’s Magnum Opus

September 5, 2011

Rug of the Day: Gloria Begay and the Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

September 4, 2011

Special Assignment: A Young Weaver Goes to College

August 28, 2011

The Weaving in Beauty Mercantile Goes to Indian Market

August 18, 2011

Rug of the Day: Feather Pictorial by Lena Tahe

August 16, 2011

Let’s Go To The Crownpoint Rug Auction!

August 11, 2011

Rug of the Day: A New Storm by Marlowe Katoney

July 30, 2011

Rug of the Day: Alice Chischilly Wilson’s Weaving Looks Around Her Home

June 5, 2011

Rug of the Day: The Flag of the Future by Jennie Slick

May 30, 2011

Rug of the Day: Spring Pictorial by Sarah Tso

May 27, 2011

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

May 26, 2011

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

May 5, 2011

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

May 4, 2011

Rug of the Day: Cloud People by Regina Bia

May 3, 2011

Rug of the Day: Visions of a Magic Carpet by Ella Mae Nez

May 2, 2011

It’s Online Weaving Time Again!

April 30, 2011

Rug of the Day: Two-Sided Burntwater by Lola Cody

April 29, 2011

Rug of the Day: A Trip to Red Mesa in a Chrysler Touring Car

April 26, 2011

Rug of the Day: The Zoned Diamonds of Verna Smith

April 25, 2011

Rug of the Day: Happy Easter with the Window Rock Wave

April 22, 2011

Rug of the Day: A Burntwater in Progress

April 21, 2011

Rug of the Day: Burnham Pictorial by Ursula Begay

April 19, 2011

Rug of the Day: Room Sized Klagetoh Red by Louise M. Cly

April 18, 2011

Rug of the Day: Esther Etcitty Two Gray Hills Pictorial

April 17, 2011

2011 Sarah Natani Workshops Added to Learn to Weave Listings

April 16, 2011

Multi-talented Weaver Sierra Ornelas Writes “Happy Endings”

April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Gilbert Begay!

March 26, 2011

Introducing The Humderbird

March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Roy Kady!

March 16, 2011

2011 Heard Museum Indian Market, A Walk in the Sunshine: Part II

March 9, 2011

2011 Heard Museum Indian Market, A Walk in the Sunshine: Part I

March 7, 2011

Learn to Weave Class Listings Updated for 2011

March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Sue Dalton!

February 26, 2011

Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Tradition Comes to Scottsdale (plus Wedding Announcement)

February 22, 2011

Weaving in Beauty Local Class in Window Rock

December 13, 2010

Crownpoint, December 2010

December 13, 2010

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Keshmish (Christmas)

December 9, 2010

Directly from the Weaver: Dazzling Birds by Caroline Dick

December 6, 2010

Directly from the Weaver: Rugs by Alice Van Winkle Thompson

December 2, 2010

Some New Things in the Mercantile!

November 30, 2010

Additional Weaving in Beauty Classes, New Online Sessions Added for 2011

November 17, 2010

4th Annual Maxwell Museum Navajo Rug Auction (Albuquerque, NM)

November 10, 2010

2011 Weaving in Beauty Calendar is Now Available

October 20, 2010

An Update: Anasazi Ye’i Sale Pending

October 14, 2010

Everybody Say Wow! A Remarkable Weaving by Pauline Yellowhair

October 13, 2010

Maybe it Twill!

September 16, 2010

September Auction at Crownpoint Features Unique, High Quality Work

September 15, 2010

Summer Weaving in Beauty Class in Window Rock

August 30, 2010

Milestones: Grandma Clara Sherman

August 1, 2010

Convergence 2010 in Albuquerque

July 31, 2010

Meet the Weaver: Lillie Dugi

July 13, 2010

A Weaving in Beauty Milestone: ‘Atł’óhí Binaltsoos (The Weaver’s Book) Available for Pre-order and Download

June 22, 2010

Heading Home

May 10, 2010

The Dye Plants of Spring

May 6, 2010

High Water at Canyon de Chelly

May 5, 2010

The Natural Color Palette at Toadlena and Two Grey Hills

May 4, 2010

I’m Sure We Need Some Yarn…..Let’s Go to Burnham’s

May 3, 2010

Weaving in a Winter Wonderland

May 2, 2010

Special Assignment Completed: Spider Rock Graduation Album Posted

April 29, 2010

Special Assignment: Spider Rock Girl Graduation Pictures

April 25, 2010

Morris Muskett to Offer Classes in Weaving

April 22, 2010

The Best and the Brightest (Natural Dyes, That Is)

April 20, 2010

New Online Class Sessions: The Teach High Touch with High Tech Adventure Continues

April 16, 2010

Keeping My Resolutions: Attend The Crownpoint Rug Auction

April 14, 2010

Learn to Weave! May Weaving in Beauty Class Has An Opening, Natural Dye Retreat Update

April 7, 2010

Roy Kady to Show Work at Exhibit of Navajo Culture and Cuisine in Denver

March 16, 2010

Na’ashjé’ii Biką’ Biyiin, Chant of the Male Spider – A Holistic Journey with Diné Weaver Roy Kady

March 16, 2010

Heard Museum Indian Market Starts with Scottsdale ArtWalk

March 11, 2010

Protected: Online Weaving Class Video: The Turned Join

February 15, 2010

Protected: Online Weaving Class Video: The Stripe Weaves

February 12, 2010

Protected: Online Weaving Class Video: Beginning to Weave

February 9, 2010

Can High Tech Teach High Touch: Notes from an Online Weaving Class

February 1, 2010

Southwest Indian Art Fair Rescued and Rescheduled by Tohono O’odham at Desert Diamond Casino

January 27, 2010

Some News from Morris Muskett (And He’s Having a Jewelry Sale)

January 20, 2010

Navajo Blankets from the Late Classic Period: Old Territorial Shop

January 11, 2010

A Germantown Contemporary: The Navajo Wedge Weave

January 11, 2010

Announcing Online Weaving in Beauty Classes in Navajo Techniques

January 2, 2010

The Brilliance of the Navajo Germantowns: Late Classic Weaving and Bayeta

January 1, 2010

The Brilliance of the Navajo Germantowns: Part II

December 27, 2009

The Brilliance of the Navajo Germantowns

December 17, 2009

An Alice Van Winkle Thompson Weaving on The Loom

December 16, 2009

Convergence 2010 Registration Opens

December 14, 2009

New Mini-Bags in the Weaving in Beauty Mercantile

December 2, 2009

The Dyer’s Picnic: Cochineal, Indigo and Madder

November 30, 2009

The Bosque Redondo Memorial

November 24, 2009

Weaving on the Road Again!

November 23, 2009

A Finished Piece: The Social Dancers

November 16, 2009

Attention Weavers: Pueblo Grande Auction Consignments

November 13, 2009

2009 Gathering of Weavers Conclusion

November 12, 2009

2009 Gathering of Weavers Continued

November 9, 2009

2009 Gathering of Weavers at the Heard Museum

November 8, 2009

Learning to Weave in Window Rock: Stripes are Good

October 29, 2009

Weaving in Beauty October 2009: Starting to Weave

October 15, 2009

About Ten Days Ago in Gallup

October 14, 2009

Traders’ Reunion Hubbell Home Tour

October 13, 2009

Crownpoint Rug Auction, End of Class, Traders Gathering and Welcome Back to Bill Malone

October 10, 2009

The Autumn Dyepot

October 8, 2009

Canyon de Chelly: At Spider Rock with the Spider Rock Girls

October 7, 2009

An Afternoon at Toadlena and Two Grey Hills

October 6, 2009

Weaving in Beauty October Class: A Field Trip to R.B. Burnham and Company

October 5, 2009

Weaving in Beauty October Class in Window Rock: A Field Trip to Hubbell

October 4, 2009

Weaving in Beauty October 2009 Class Day 1

October 3, 2009

Rug Weaving Seminar at Red Horse Ranch (St. John’s, AZ)

September 29, 2009

Gallup, Toadlena and Class Conclusion

September 27, 2009

Cortez Cultural Center Auction (Cortez, CO)

September 24, 2009

Attention Weavers: Rug Check-in for Southwest Traders Rendezvous Auction

September 24, 2009

2010 Weaving in Beauty Calendar is Ready

September 23, 2009

University of Colorado Natural History Museum Navajo Weaving Workshop Starts

September 17, 2009

Center for the Arts Evergreen Navajo Weaving Workshop Starts

September 17, 2009

Lynda Teller Pete to Teach Denver Area Weaving Classes

September 17, 2009

Taking a Little Break from Weaving at Canyon de Chelly

September 6, 2009

In Window Rock: Trying Our Hand at Natural Dyes

August 26, 2009

Blair’s Trading Post Rug Auction (Page, AZ)

August 24, 2009

Totah Festival Indian Market Rug Auction

August 24, 2009

Totah Festival Indian Market Rug Auction Rug Check In

August 24, 2009

Updates! Spider Rock Girls Back to School Sale

August 21, 2009

The Elusive Wild Carrot

August 5, 2009

Weaving in Beauty August Day 2: The Trip to Hubbell

August 2, 2009

Summer in Window Rock!

August 2, 2009

Spider Rock Girls Back to School Sale

July 26, 2009

Weavers and Their Stories: Dinéjík’éhgo ‘Atło (Weaver’s Day) in Window Rock

July 21, 2009

Warning! Don’t Look At This If You Already Have Enough Yarn!

July 19, 2009

Morris Muskett Demonstrating at Case Trading Post

July 13, 2009

Lucinda Baloo to Teach Weaving Seminar in Concho, Arizona

July 10, 2009

Dyeing for Information: Support A New Printing of Wild Colour by Jenny Dean

July 5, 2009

Dilkon Chapter Summer Weaving Program

July 2, 2009

20th Annual Adopt a Native Elder Rug Show Scheduled for November 6-8 in Park City

June 30, 2009

Adopt a Native Elder Rug Show

June 28, 2009

Dinéjík’éhgo ‘Atło (Navajo Weaver’s Day) at Navajo Nation Museum

June 28, 2009

Dinéjík’éhgo ‘Atło (Weaver’s Day) at Navajo Nation Museum

June 28, 2009

Toadlena Trading Post Centennial

June 24, 2009

2009 Sheep is Life Celebration

June 19, 2009

Jennie Slick, Mark Winter Featured in New York Times Travel Article

June 12, 2009

Weaving in Beauty Class Schedule for 2010

June 11, 2009

13th Annual Sheep is Life Celebration

June 10, 2009

Museum of Northern Arizona Rug Auction

June 9, 2009

A Circle of Giving

June 9, 2009

Advanced Weaving Seminar: Day 1

August 11, 2007

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 …

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It’s Up to Her: The Significance of Design Elements

August 4, 2007

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 …

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58th Annual Navajo Arts and Culture Festival Scheduled for August 4th and 5th

August 1, 2007

For some reason, this event always sneaks up on me and I never get to attend. Every year, the Museum of Northern Arizona holds festivals of both Navajo and Hopi culture, and this weekend is the Navajo event. Morris Muskett, TahNiBaa Naataanii and Suzanne Harvey will be demonstrating weaving and there will be …

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Smoki Auction Review

July 29, 2007

320 or so rugs and 133 digital pictures later and the summer edition of the Smoki Museum Auction in Prescott, Arizona is history. There was a very large crowd and as is typical with this auction, many of the rugs sold are vintage pieces, some going back to the 1870’s. I bought two …

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Smoki Auction Update

July 27, 2007

The Native Arts portion of the Smoki Auction was held this evening. There were nearly 300 pieces in the catalog and it was almost 9:00 before I got back to the small locally owned cabin where I’m staying. It is raining every day here right now, which the area really needs since we …

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Smoki Museum Auction: Preview Day 1

July 27, 2007

Today, I’m in Prescott, Arizona for the summer Smoki Museum rug auction. I’m tagging the rugs that are candidates for washing or repairs so that potential buyers have some idea of what that would cost should they buy the rug. Although it takes me out of the shop for a couple of days, …

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Mini Sheep Is Life In Ganado, AZ This Saturday

June 28, 2007

I know it’s short notice, but the Hubbell Trading Post Historic Site and Sheep is Life will be holding a Mini Sheep is Life Celebration this coming Saturday, June 30 in Ganado, AZ. Workshops will offered on Traditional Rope Braiding and Diné Horse Cinch Weaving. Workshops are $30 each or $50 for …

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