Master weaver Roy Kady sent a note today inviting one and all to a Spin Off at the Kady family sheep camp near Teec Nos Pos, AZ in the Four Corners area. Please note that this is a camping experience on four wheel drive roads. Roy has included suggestions for the equipment you’ll need if you plan to attend. You can contact Roy for more information. If you are interested in this type of event, but can’t attend this one, I’m sure that Roy would be glad to know that so that he can build a contact list for future use. Here’s the information just as Roy sent it.
I’m finally getting the word out about the Spin Off Retreat that I had mentioned awhile back. It will take place on September 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2008 at the Kady sheep camp, Carrizo Mountain, Teec Nos Pos, AZ. If you would like a map and/or directions to the camp, please email me back and I will get them to you as soon as I can.
Thursday September 04, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, meet at the base of the mountain at the residence of Raymond Jim Redhouse, about 2 ½ mile south of Hwy 160, see posted florescent signs, that’ll read “Spin Off Retreat” and follow them. We will then follow each other up the mountain, or carpool to set-up camp.
Friday and Saturday September 05 & 06, start with a morning circle, morning land walk abouts with Cindy Dvergsten and/or Arnold Clifford, anything from land monitoring, restoration, plant identification will be shared by participants and facilitators. In the afternoons after lunch we will immerse ourselves in Fiber Arts, until dinner, after dinner we will have a fire talk to discuss whatever we want to share. The Fiber Arts instruction available includes
- Navajo Weaving
- Navajo Cinch Weaving
- Wool Rope Braiding
- Vegetal Dyeing
- Felting wet/dry
- Other European Fiber Arts
Sunday September 07 at or around 10:00 am we will have a meeting to discuss future projects, share more ideas, and have our closing circle; people are more than welcome to stay around and see the rest of the mountain and/or spend another night.
Registration fee for the retreat is $25.00 paid the day of the retreat. This is a primitive camping experience, please bring all your camping gear, materials/equipment for your fiber arts, food for 4 days, sunscreen, hat, long sleeve shirts, warm coat for the night, etc…
If you have any questions please feel free to ask them, and please help spread the word to others on your email list, thank you and see you soon.