Weaving in Beauty is dedicated to expanding the appreciation and knowledge of the textiles of what is now the southwestern United States. We offer cleaning, repair and appraisal of flatwoven textiles and we coordinate classes in fiber techniques to help others learn.
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I would really recommend using wool because it is central to what Navajo weaving is. Wool is a much different fiber than cotton and won’t look or feel the same. Wool is the traditional choice for Navajos and I think that you owe it to yourself to use it for your first piece.
Mary… I love the e-book and have already read thru and viewed the videos….. I think this will get me going great…. I do have a question… Since I have not done any weaving… will it work to learn by using cotton…. I have a lot of cotton in different colors…. I was just wondering if that would do for learning….. I did go to the Burnham site and I can order the Brown Sheep warp and weft threads but I do have about everything I need already except for the forks that I ordered from you….. Thanks
I haven’t gotten that video done yet. The book should tell you what you need to know, but if you have problems, just send me a note.
I have a question. I bought the e-book yesterday and love it. I am glad you gave us access to video tutorials. I am browsing through them and I cannot find the video tutorial on: “last warping video, removing the warp and preparing to weave”. Does this video show how to mount the warp onto the loom? Where can I find this video?
We are working to get all of the video resources and text ready for the Intermediate level class, but it’s not quite there yet. That’s one reason that I haven’t scheduled any further intermediate classes.
I took your advice and got ‘Atl’ohi Binaltsoos Online Resources and downloaded the book. Both were very helpful and I have my first warp completed. I will begin weaving tomorrow or the next day depending on how I am feeling because of my MS and what happens with my assist dog (she tore her ACL yesterday for the second time. Like human ACL surgery pet ACL surgery isn’t cheep.). My question is…Is the Online Intermediate Weaving Class presented like the beginning weaving is? I like having the book and the video resources, because if the video isn’t clear the book seems to clear up the questions and vice versa. I have been able to have my computer at my side as I have worked and the book on the other side.