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Atł’óhí Binaaltsoos (The Weaver’s Book): How to Weave the Navajo Way

 This 112 page book covers the basics of beginning to weave the Navajo way.  It is augmented with online video resources that will help you really get a grasp of the mechanics of the weaving process.  The book is very detailed and includes a complete guide to warping.  It also includes the most exhaustive and accurate description of turned join weaving.   It is a 15MB copy-protected PDF file or a spiral bound 8.5″x11″ softcover book.  Take a look at some sample pages below!  Click here to buy a softcover copy ($35) or click here to buy a digital download ($18).  



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  1. John Sandstrom on September 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you!

  2. Mary Walker on September 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Yes, John! It’s 978-0-615-37744-5.

  3. John Sandstrom on September 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Does this book have an ISBN? I want to include it in a bibliography I’m doing for Library Journal.

  4. Mary Walker on September 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Yes. You are absolutely permitted to print a copy for your own use.

  5. Maureen on September 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    If I purchase your book in the PDF format, will I be able to print a copy for my own use?

  6. Mary Walker on October 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Many people like “Navajo Weaving Way” by Noel Bennett and Tiana Bighorse. You’ll find that our book, Atł’óhí Binaltsoos (The Weaver’s Book): How to Weave the Navajo Way, is very detailed and is supported by video resources that many people have found helpful. I think that you’ll find both books helpful learning to weave the Navajo way.

  7. suZ on October 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I have finally found what I have been looking for, and have enjoyed all of your questions and answers. I am trying to find a good book to help me get started in weaving of any kind of tapestry. I am a disabled U.S. Navy Nurse (I have MS) with limited financial resources, so I would like to find the best book to get started with. Is ‘Atł’óhí Binaltsoos (The Weaver’s Book): How to Weave the Navajo Way, in your opinion, the book I am looking for? If it isn’t can you point me in the right direction? I have access to lumber and other building materials and can build most anything. Looking at the price of looms, I know that I can build a Navajo loom and would love to be part of a very historic art.
    Thank you for you time and information.

  8. Alison Halsey on August 5, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Hi there! This is a blast from the past. You helped me three years ago when I was on sabbatical. I worked with Jennie. I have been weaving since then but only on portable loom. I have finally gotten time to set up my larger Navajo loom and got out your booklet to do so. 2008 addition. I got to page 34 and realized I didn’t have page 35. I am missing steps 8, 9, 10 in Mounting the warp. Help.
    Could you please email me these. I have a feeling they are really important and I could fake it but…..

    I hope all is well with you and Jennie and that you are not melting out there. It sounds pretty dreadful.

    Give my love to Jennie.

    Alison Halsey