Famed weaver Barbara Jean Teller Ornelas dropped by on the first day of class.
Liz Higgins and and Kathie Snyder make friends with trader Perry Null's granddaughter.
Henry Lee Dedman delivers a loom for Liz Higgins.
Barbara Teller Ornelas met us at the Two Grey Hills Trading Post. Here, she's showing the album of historic pictures to Carole Rose and Connie Delgado.
Shilrley Brown works at the Two Grey Hills Trading Post full time and weaves if business is slow. She also weaves in her off hours.
This is one of Shirley's hand spun and hand carded masterpieces.
Barbara gives Jennie Slock some spinning tips.
Hot meals at all hours for some Two Grey Hills residents.
Irma Henderson's sheep at Two Grey Hills
Pamela Brown (left) wove the wedding annoucement rug for Linda Larouche and Mark Winter.
The class and friends at the Toadlena Trading Post.
Pamela Brown with the rug she wove showing her bookmark designs for Mark Winter's Master Weavers special edition copies.
Young weaver Garrick Blueeyes wove this unusual contemporary landscape rug.
Checking out the wool colors at Burnham's Trading Post.
Trader Bruce Burnham talks to the class about Paul Berkewitz' book, The Case of the Indian Trader.
Our class picture with Jennie Slick's mother, Anna Ashley. From left, Carole Rose, Kathie Snyder, Betsy Fisch, Connie Delgado, Ilene Blum, Liz Higgins and Jennie Slick.
A Germantown rug in progress on Jennie's loom.
Another view of Jennie's work.
There can be quite a bit of water in Canyon de Chelly in May.
More water in the canyon.
One of the thousands of rock art examples in the canyon.
A detail of the kiva at First Ruin in Canyon de Chelly.
You take a thousand pictures, and sometimes, you get lucky.
A foal and mare in Canyon de Chelly.
The jewelry in the canyon is spectacular too!
Here's another weaving by Ella.
Rose Dedman stis a pot of rabbitbrush.
Rose and the class with some of our dyed yarn.
The Window Rock.
Weaving in Beauty alumnus Mark Thurman dropped by with his latest competed rug. Mark is a very accomplished weaver.
At the Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction, Bill Malone shows a weaving by Eunice Etcitty.
Also at Hubbell, a Burnham rug by Elizabeth Yazzie.
A hand carded and hand spun Sunday saddle blanket by R.G. Sherman.
Classic elegance with a contemporary color scheme by Verna Smith.
About the photo of Jennie i posted…she is signing “her” page in my copy of The Weavers Way. To her right is the rug she wove during our class which is now hanging on my wall. It is my favorite rug.
My husband and I visited Navajo country in September to attend the Hubbell auction and to get one of those unforgettable mutton-frybread sandwiches along with a bowl of mutton stew. I raved about how those sandwiches are the best I have ever eaten which started a conversation with some Navajo ladies sitting at the picnic table with us. That’s the kind of thing that makes visiting “the res” so wonderful. That and the rugs!!! I’m signing up again too, Kathie! And thank you, Mary, for the slide show. You captured our week perfectly.
Thanks for posting the photos Mary. I so enjoyed my week with you and Jennie. I finally have my loom set up and am trying to finish my first weaving. I took my husband back to Window Rock in August and we revisited all the places you took us. We had a great time…we went to the Inter-tribal festival in Gallup and bought a great vintage rug from Bill Malone. Thank you (to you and Jennie) for introducing me to this wonderful place so full of history and culture.
And I can’t wait to get back to Window Rock! Thanks, Kathie!
Looking at the slide show was almost like being there again. It was awesome and I’m already signed up for another session next summer!