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!
Hagoshíí (so long for now)