I’m Sure We Need Some Yarn…..Let’s Go to Burnham’s

Virginia Burnham

Virginia Burnham holds a Wide Ruins rug by Myrtle Francis. Behind her is a Germantown Revivial by Rose Yazzie.

Window Rock, AZ The snow is gone!  Today, our class took a field trip to R.B. Burnham and Company Trading Post in Sanders, Arizona.  Burnham’s features yarns that are custom-spun for Navajo weaving, and it is always a favorite stop for our classes.  Virginia Burnham spent some time showing us some of the rugs currently in their gallery.  Above you can see her holding a spectacular Wide Ruins rug by Myrtle Francis.  The yarn in this rug is Brown Sheep sport weight yarn that is re-spun.  Behind Virginia, you can see part of a Germantown Revival rug woven by Rose Yazzie.

We made the 60 mile trip back to Window Rock via Indian Route 12, which boasts some of the most photogenic scenery on the Navajo Nation.  Below, you can see a picture of Teapot Rock.  Tomorrow, we’re scheduled to try our hand at the dyepot.   Let’s hope that it’s a good day to dye!


Teapot Rock is a sandstone formation the can be seen on Indian Route 12. It's about six miles north of Lupton, AZ.

Hagoshíí (so long for now)

Mary Walker

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  1. Mary Walker on May 5, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I’ll certainly give it some thought! I’m not sure how it would work out by email, but perhaps with a DVD, we might be able to do it.

  2. E. Hoskins on May 4, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Do you ever teach a class online concerning weaving a cinch. And do you ever teach online classes thru Just email.I only have an old computer to use without the “bells and whistles”
    Thank you