If your New’s Year’s Resolution involves learning how to weave Navajo style, we’re expanding our class offerings to help you achieve that goal. We are adding two additional weeks to our Weaving in Beauty Textile Tour schedule. The first session is June 16-23 and is being offered in partnership with the Currier Museum in New Hampshire. Four seats are currently open in that class. This class concludes on the Thursday of the Sheep is Life Celebration, so there are some nice opportunities to include that event in your learning experience. The second week that we’re adding is September 15-22 and should include a visit to the Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction if they maintain their current schedule. You can read more about the Weaving in Beauty class and register here.
Registration is also open for the next session of our online classes in beginning and intermediate Navajo weaving techniques and for next year’s Camp Weave-Alot Advanced Seminar. Camp Weave-Alot has been expanded to include spinning and natural dyes. I know that you might not think that’s weaving, but it is in the Navajo context, so we’ll stick with our kitschy class title for the time being.
Since I seem to be working my way into spending my whole summer in Window Rock, if you don’t see a class that fits your schedule or needs, it may show up soon. At any rate, let me know what you’re looking for and we may be able to arrange it! Don’t forget, we also have a three hour class in Window Rock every month on the Thursday evening before the Crownpoint Rug Auction. The first session is $15 and subsequent classes are $10. Everyone is welcome, but contact me to register so I can plan for instructors and equipment!
As Stella Cly of Monument Valley would say “With the comb, you are not only putting a design together, you are also chasing away the evil spirits of poverty! Learn to weave!”
Hagoshíí (so long for now)