Weavers Third Resort (Navajo Weaving Boot Camp in Tempe, Arizona)

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Jennie Slick. Liz Munk and I will be bringing our Navajo Weaving Boot Camp class home again to Tempe, Arizona on February 5-8, 2015 with our third Phoenix area boot camp.  We will be able to accommodate up to 15 students and will be offering three tracks (just like those fancy shmancy conferences do).  What are those tracks you ask?  Well they are on the handy table below!

Track Beginning Navajo Weaving Intermediate Navajo Weaving Raised Outline and Wedge Weave
Instructor Jennie Slick Mary Walker Liz Munk
You’ll Learn

Loom warping

Basic weaving

Basic joins

Problem solving



Use of side selvage cords

Designing for accuracy and symmetry

Perfecting the interlock and turned join

Combining the interlock and turned join

Outlining the interlock and turned join

Raised outline techniques

Wedge weave techniques


Open mind

Must be able to warp a Navajo style loom

Must be able to do basic weaving

Should have completed one to two weavings

Must be able to warp a Navajo style loom 

Should be able to execute basic designs

Should understand Coalmine weave

Should be able to use side selvage cords

Should have completed three to four weavings

If you are interested in any of the more advanced tracks, but worried that you don’t have a firm enough command of the prerequisites, please contact me and we’ll figure out the best fit for you.   More good news, we’re pretty flexible if you want to jump between tracks.  

We are inviting Navajo weavers who are in the Phoenix area to drop by the class and hang out, especially in the evening.  Our boot camp format means that we’ll be starting at 8 AM and will be in class until 9 PM.  This concentrated program allows students to really accomplish a lot during our time together.   

In addition to working our little fingers to the bone, we’ll be visiting the Heard Museum, Old Town Scottsdale.  If there is a rug auction taking place, we will attend that as well.  The Friends of Hubbell auction schedule is not yet in place.  

Tuition for the class is $400 regardless of the track you choose and includes the use of a loom and tools for the duration of the class, although you can bring your own loom subject to space limitations.  All tracks will be warping on the first day of class.  A deposit of $200 is required to hold your seat in class and you’ll receive an invoice that will allow you to pay the remainder online or by check at any time prior to December 1, 2014.  

We will be staying and weaving at the Red Lion Inn and Suites in Tempe, Arizona.  At this time, the rates for next year are still being negotiated, but we will try to keep the 2014 rate of $89 per room per night.  This rate is for a room with two queen beds, so room sharing makes the rate even more attractive.    Of course, if you live in the area, you are welcome to attend as a day student.  

Registration, cancellation and refund policies: A deposit is required to hold a seat in any class.  Tuition must be paid in full 90 days before your class begins.  If you find that you cannot attend the session that you have registered for, you may move to another session at no additional cost by paying any difference in tuition if there is space available.   You may cancel your registration prior to three months before your class and you will receive a full refund of your tuition less $75 in administrative fees.  If you need to cancel within three months of your class date, your tuition will be refunded less $75 if we are able to fill your seat.   If we cancel a class due to low enrollment, you’ll receive a full refund of all the fees you’ve paid or you can transfer to another session that has space.  We will  make this determination by December 1, 2012 and we will inform you immediately should we need to do it.   Since your ability to attend any class session may be affected by conditions like weather, employment and medical emergencies that cannot be anticipated, we highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover the portions of your trip that may not be refundable.

At this time,  there are 15 seats open.   Use the form below to register and pay your deposit.

February 5-8, 2015 (Thursday morning- 2 PM on Sunday) 

Pay $200 deposit

 3 seats open


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  1. Mary Walker on August 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Linda, we’re so glad to hear that! February will be here before we know it!

  2. Linda on August 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    YAY! Happy Day! I have been wanting to take this class for some time now. I was unable to attend previously due to many reasons, but now you are close enough to make this possible for me! I live in Tucson, and the class dates are great days to be out of Tucson, due to the hubbub that comes with the Gem Show. I can’t wait to meet everyone and learn wonderful new ways to Weave In Beauty!