Documentary film makers Leighton Peteron (left) and Bennie Klain (second from left) stopped by with weavers Nate Harry (second from right) and Gilbert Begay (right).
Looms are warped and weaving has started!
We started our tour of Canyon de Chelly the day after a flash flood had seriously damaged the roads in the canyon.
Scores of rock art drawings can still be seen above the First Ruin at Canyon de Chelly.
Guide D.J. points out some of the areas of interest in the canyon.
Ripple marks and rocks on the canyon floor attest to the force of the flood the day before.
A Navajo summer home in Canyon de Chelly.
This weaving by Anita Bennllly went home with one one of our students.
Although there was less water in the south canyon, the wash was still running at the White House Ruin.
Bonnie Rangel purchased a beautiful incised pot at the White House.
Back in Window Rock, Jennie Slick and Patricia Whitney work on Patricia's project.
Laramie Blake (right) and Ana Pavlovic work on Ana's weaving.
Ana and Laramie had a good time getting acquainted.
Teri Taylor works on her bordered weaving. Teri has previously taken classes from Salle Parker.
Bonnie Rangel works on her project, her first experience with weaving.
Emily Malone's not sure what Pam Root's next weaving move should be...
Emily moves in for some emergency surgery. "Can it be saved???" Emily looks confident.....
And the rug looks good!
Larissa Blake (left) with her son Elijah and sister Alyssa Malone.
From left, Larissa Blake, Ana Pavlovic, Laramie Blake, Elijah Blake, Emily Malone and Alyssa Malone with the first Spider Rock purse.
Vintage and contemporary Two Grey Hills and Sandpainting weavings at Toadlena.
Sue Broad took this wonderful round weaving by Mary H. Yazzie home to New Zealand.
Mary Walker modeling a (gulp) $300,000 Second Phase Chief Blanket under the watchful eye of Mark Winter.
Wearing blankets from various time periods at the Toadlena Trading Post.
A nineteenth century Rio Grande blnaket at Toadlena.
At the Two Grey Hills Trading Post, Shirley Brown works on a child's rug dress.
Shirley was also working on a handspun and handcarded piece.
A Raised Outline miniature by Lula Brown in progress on Lula's loom.
Lula'a at work on the Raised Outline. Her thumbnail is also used as a weaving tool.
Another view of Lula at work.
Linda Marie Golier's rug is a study in stipes. Stripes are good.
From left, Bonnie Rangel, Ana Pavlovic, Morris Muskett and Paula Pavlovic take a break from weaving and talking about weaving.
Pam Anderson and Lula Brown with the Second Phase Chief Blanket miniature that Lula wove for Pam.
Jennie Slick with a just completed Burntwater weaving ready to be removed from her C-Cactusflower loom.
Our July, 2011 class. From row from left are Mary Walker, Pam Anderson, Patricia Whitney, Pam Root and Jennie Slick. Back row from left, Teri Taylor (and Rowdy), Paula Pavlovic, Ana Pavlovic, Bonnie Rangel and Linda Marie Golier
Linda Marie with her completed rug.
Pam Root and Jannie Slick with Pam's completed rug.
love the photos,we had a great trip cant wait to come back and weave some more with you and Jennie,so glad we got to see canyon de chelly before the flooding closed it. Hope see you and some of our fellow students at spider rock girls boarding school next oct-thank you for wonderful experience Bonnie
Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing them with us.
Mary, I love your photos! We sure had a great week didn’t we? I cannot stop thinking about everything that we did. It was all so great. I think I will have to come to another class one day. No we didn’t really buy enough jewelry or rugs!!! LOL