Tempe, AZ I’ve completed an update of the class listings on the Where to Learn Indigenous Weaving Techniques page. These represent all of the in person classes that I know about, have heard rumors about or think might be going on with as much contact information as I can find. Mark Deschinny, for instance, hasn’t done a class offering on his site for awhile, but the last time I talked to him, he was available to do private sessions by prior arrangement. Lynda Teller Pete and her sister Barbara Teller Ornelas are adding classes in Dragoon, Arizona and Ojai, California this year and Lynda is teaching several classes in the Denver area, where she resides. Leslie Smith Jackson of Wild West Weaver will be offering a workshop at the Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, New Jersey and don’t overlook the workshops at the Sheep is Life Celebration in Tsaile, AZ. Classes offered during the Celebration include Basic Navajo Weaving with Ilene Naegle, Sash Belt Weaving with Gilbert Begay and Horse Cinch Weaving with Roy Kady. You’ll find classes listed in Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas.
An on site class with a good instructor can really move you up the learning curve and expand your horizons. If you know of classes that I’ve missed, please let me know. Class listings are free of charge and based on the information that I’ve received or researched. Please contact the organizer for details and registration. If you take a class, consider doing a guest article on your experience! You’ll get fame, glory and possibly a Weaving in Beauty tote bag. Who said freelance writing doesn’t pay?
Hagoshíí (so long for now)