We started our class in snowy weather! This picture was taken on May 2 at Window Rock Tribal Park.
Warping the looms.
Marianne Samper with some of her yarn choices at Burnham's.
Mike Barnette dreams of designs in Burnham's yarn room.
Virginia Burnham shows a rug woven by her husband, trader Bruce Burnham, to Kathleen Foster.
Virgnia shows us a Wide Ruins rug woven by Myrtle Francis.
Teapot Rock, near Lupton, AZ
Our class picture with distinguished guests! Row 1, left to right: Leon Skyhorse Thomas, Jennie Slick, Marjorie Thomas. Row two:, left to right: Kathleen Foster, Kitty Howard, Mike Barnette, Patiricia Thamhauser, Susan Sammis, Marianne Samper, Joan Affleck.
This early figural weaving at the Toadlena Trading Post evokes the work of Yanapah Simpson.
Joan Affleck examines the work of some of the Two Grey Hills area's younger weavers at the Toadlena Trading Post.
Trader Mark Winter, center, discusses the development of the weaving of the Bear Clan with Mike Barnette (left) and Marianne Samper.
This contemporary runner is the work of Rose Blueeyes.
Two Grey Hills Trader Les Wilson and Marianne Samper examine two hand spun rugs.
No, we're not white water rafting. Canyon de Chelly had just reopened after spring flooding.
The moon sets over the walls of Canyon de Chelly.
A close up of a few of the myriad examples of rock art in Canyon de Chelly
Some faded rock art on the exposed walls of the canyon
A family of cattle enjoys the water
Guide D.J. of Thunderbird Lodge tours
Kathleen Foster listens as D.J. discusses life in Canyon de Chelly
The morning sun glints off Cat Rock
Joan Affleck, Mike Barnetts and Kathleen Foster take in the scenery
Kitty Howard and Mike Barnette at the Antelope House rest stop
The ladders of the Navajo Fortress rock bear witness to the intrusion of the U.S. Army into the canyon.
At the Mummy Cave over look, from left are Marianne Samper, Mary Walker, Kathleen Foster, Susan Sammis, Mike Barnette, Pat Thalhauser, Kitty Howard and Joan Affleck.
A sheep shearing class at Dine College
Wild carrot in the dye pot. Life is good.
Rose and Henry Dedman help with the dye pots.
Mike Barnette and Pat Thalhauser with Rose Dedman
Herman and Lula Brown visited the class. They are both noted weavers of miniature rugs.
Jennie discusses wool with Herman and Lula.
Mike Barnette hard at work.
Herman Brown talks technique with Kitty Howard.
Jennie and Joan make some design decisions.
Herman, Lula and Kathleen
Joan and Jennie
Pat Thalhauser and Bill Malone pose with a tufted rug.
At Perry Null's, Kity, Joan and Pat marvel at the jewelry. And the rugs aren't bad, either.
Rose Yazzie gives an impromptu spinning lesson at the Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction.