Deschinny Workshops Scheduled

Deschinny Dye Workshop ParticipantsMark Deschinny has just sent the details on two workshops that he will be holding toward the end of the this month at his home in Oak Springs, AZ. You can find the registration link at

Diné Dyeing
July 21, 2008 9am – 5pm
Instructor: Mark H. Deschinny
Cost: $100/participant
Go on a Field Trip in the beautiful backwoods of Oak Springs or local areas to pick plants and minerals. Prepare plants and minerals; Learn the different applications of Dine colorants on different materials such as Navajo-Churro wool, other sheep wool, horse hair, buckskin, mohair, alpaca, sumac stems and paper; Keep samples of dyed fiber, materials and recipe; Receive a copy of Isabel Deschinny’s dye book, “NATIVE PLANT DYES, Series I: INTRODUCTION” (c) 1984.
– All supplies, dye booklets, tools, fibers, buckskin and mordants provided

Deschinny Sash Belt ClassDiné Sash Belt Weaving
July 22 – 25, 2008, 9am – 4pm
Instructor: Susie Kahn-Begay
Cost: $250.00 / participant
Learn all the intricacies of Diné sashbelt weaving under the guidance of Mrs. Begay. She will teach you how to re-spin yarn, how to string up your loom and make various designs.  The loom, all the weaving tools including spindle, yarns and other supplies are provided and YOU KEEP!

If you have questions or need more information, contact Mark Deschinny at or (928) 871-5587.

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