Weaving Tools and Equipment

Many of our weaving tools and accessories are Navajo made and are fair traded with the artist. We generally pay what the artist asks for the items that we offer.    We charge the actual shipping costs for the item.   In the event that the shipping costs are more than the shopping cart calculates, we will contact you regarding the additional charge.  If the charges are less, we will refund the difference.  Orders generally ship within 24 hours, 7 days a week.  We generally ship via U.S. Postal Service, but will be glad to work with you on the shipping method that works best for you.  Tools are very personal.  You may return any tool for a refund within two weeks of receiving it, but you are responsible for the return postage.  

Weaving Fork

Weaving forks by Henry Lee Dedman (Navajo), Gary Tsinniginnie (Navajo), Al Snipes (In-law)

 

Tool Sets

Don’t know what you need to start weaving?  Here are some basic tool kits that will get you started.  You can use these as quidelines and order the tools individually or you can order the tools as a set.  Remember, these are individually handmade tools.  The wood may be a different color or have a different type of grain.  We’ll be glad to send a picture of what we’re sending you before it goes out. 

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  1. Mary Walker says:

    We usually do, but don’t have any right now. Check with Hill Creek Fiber Studio or Halcyon yarns.

  2. Petra Richter says:

    Hi there. I am looking for a weaving Loom. Do you have them for sale?

  3. Mary Walker says:

    Weaving in Beauty deals in classes, equipment and supplies for weaving using Navajo techniques. I’m sorry but we don’t have equipment or classes for Persian weaving.

  4. shala says:

    when is the persian carpet weaving class? Do you have the supplies to weave a carpet? like the beater, knife, scissor and yarns:

  5. Jim Black says:

    Oh it the wire with a hook on the end to help finish the weaving!(Herman Hook). Got it thanks.

  6. Jim Black says:

    “$150 with warp, weaving fork, finishing fork, student batten, finishing batten and Herman hook” in text above.

    What is a Herman hook?

  7. Kathy White says:

    I am actually trying to find a persian rug weaving frame. Unfortunately they are not sold in the US. The Navajo rug frame is about the closest that I can come to. Do they make one for very large rugs say 8′ x 10′. It would have to be able to roll the rug at the bottom and support weight. Kathy

  8. Mary Walker says:

    Priscilla, thank you for your thoughtful insight. I will add Henry and Herman’s clans as soon as I can.

  9. Priscilla says:

    The tools Navajos use for weaving are very sacred. They should be made by a male who is mentally very healthy and there is even prayers done before making these tools. The thoughts of the person who makes these looms and tools have a direct affect on the weavers thoughts and the outcome of the rug. If you purchase these tools from strangers, then a prayer and blessings are in order by a medicine man. These tools are supposed to be made by a relative and I would suggest the clan of the toolmaker be put by their names. Thank you and I appreciate this website for teaching, especially the young about Spider Woman’s gift to us!

  10. Paula Guernsey says:

    Mary, do you have an actual store? I’m interested in buying a Navajo spindle and learning to spin on it when I’m in Arizona next week. Yeah, I sure did wait until the last minute, didn’t I?

    So, if I do find someone to teach me, I’ll need a spindle and having it shipped to Indiana wouldn’t do me much good.

    Paula

  11. Jayne Reed says:

    What would the shipping cost be for the hip spindle? I kind of wanted (still want, actually!) one from Mark Deschinney to go with the other stuff I bought, but the shipping by UPS was crazy, so I got a big comb instead.

  12. Francine L. Kavanaugh says:

    Mary

    Where did you get your table loom? The one that you always use at class or monthly gathering.

    Francine

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