Three of the students in this week’s class have finished their projects they’re on their way home  A fourth student is working on finishing her rug as her husband is helping me clean up the classroom and store our equipment until next May, our first class for 2009.

Debi Ward was the first finisher in this group and completed her piece this morning.  This is Debi’s first try at Navajo weaving and she says that she’ll be doing another warp when she arrives home.  Here she is with Jennie Slick and her finished rug.

Debi Ward and Jennie Slick with Debi's first Navajo weaving.  It's beautiful.

Debi Ward and Jennie Slick with Debi Ward and Debi's first Navajo weaving. It's beautiful!

Next to complete her weaving was Ellen Nelsen.  Ellen did a Chief Blanket design and found that weaving only stripes is not as simple as it might seem.  Keeping them straight throughout the weaving is a challenge, and Ellen rose to it.  Below is a picture of Ellen with Jennie and the finished piece.  You did a great job, Ellen!

Jennie Slick (left) with Ellen Nelson and her finished Chief Blanket design

Jennie Slick (left) with Ellen Nelson and her finished Chief Blanket design.

The next student to finish was Lisa Ward.  Lisa used an indigo/rabbitbrush overdyed yarn with rabbitbrush and did a modified Fibonacci striping with offset block diamonds.  It looks wonderful, and we got this picture of Jennie and Lisa with the weaving.
Jennie Slick and Lisa Ward show off Lisa's finished weaving.  Lisa is a newcomer to Navajo weaving techniques.

Jennie Slick and Lisa Ward show off Lisa's finished weaving. Lisa is a newcomer to Navajo weaving techniques.

Debi and Lisa Ward are mother and daughter and they celebrated the completion of their weaving with a high five that we caught on video.  The resolution is lower than I normally use for site videos, but you’ll get the idea.

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