Weaving in Beauty Class Schedule for 2010


Our May 2009 class learns about current weaving trends from trader Bill Malone at Shush Yaz in Gallup.


I have just posted our class schedule for next year.  Once again, we will have three sessions of our popular weaving class and tour.  The dates for those classes are

  • May 2-9, 2010
  • July 26-August 1, 2010
  • October 2-9, 2010

You can find more information and a link to enroll on the class page.

We will also offer our Advanced Weaving Seminar (aka Camp Weave-Alot) August 2-7, 2010 (Monday-Saturday).  This class is an opportunity for concentrated study of advanced topics with two master weavers, Jennie Slick and Liz Munk.

Our class on Navajo vegetal dyeing, Natural Dyes the Navajo Way, will run August 2-4, 2010  (Monday afternoon-Wednesday evening).  This class can be combined with the Advanced Seminar for those interested.

Jennie Slick and I will also be teaching our Navajo Weaving Boot Camp workshop at the Handweaver’s Guild of America’s Convergence 2010 conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The conference is scheduled to run from July 18-25, 2010, but the Boot Camp schedule is not yet final.  I’ll update you when it is.  Please let me know if you’re interested in attending and I’ll work with the HGA to expedite that.

I am also working on developing a new class with the Spider Rock Girls.  Tentiatively called the Spider Rock Girls Boarding School, it will be based in Chinle and part of the weaving time will be spent at Spider Rock.  Look for details on this class in the next few weeks, but it will be more expensive than our current classes because of the logistics involved in getting people and looms in and out of the canyon and the expense of accommodations in Chinle.   If you are interested in the class, please contact me and I’ll keep you updated as we progress with the planning.

2010 will be our 13th year of teaching weaving the Navajo way and our classes have grown from one per year to five plus.  Ahé’hee’  (thank you from the bottom of our hearts) for your participation and support.

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  1. Mary Walker on May 21, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Kathleen, the class in Albuquerque is full, full, full. I think that Convergence does have a waiting list. I’ll be publishing our 2011 class schedule soon, and we do have an online class. Thank you for your interest in learning to weave the Navajo way!

  2. Kathleen Oldfather on May 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Hello, Ms. Walker. I am writing to ask if you have any spaces left for beginners in your two-day boot camp during Convergence 2010? This is my first visit to your web site; it is beautiful. I attended the rug sale at Hubbell in May and stayed overnight in Window Rock, and ‘found’ your weaving class after everyone was gone. I had not heard of this before, and am very interested in attending. Thank you for any information you can send. Kathleen

  3. Kathy Strathearn on November 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    hey Mary, The Spider Rock Girls Boarding School sounds exciting. Keep me posted as the plans develop. Thanks! Kathy

  4. Mary Walker on August 8, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Kathleen, the two day format of the Convergence workshop is a much shorter time frame than we usually teach in, so what we’re planning to do is to warp the looms for the students and then demonstrate the warping process and provide a detailed handout on it. This should provide more time to discuss the weaving process in greater detail. We tailor our instruction to the group and we’ll certainly try to address any technique questions that we receive, but the time frame won’t make it possible to provide a great deal of depth, I’m afraid. In any case, no, this is not a strictly for beginners workshop. The idea is to provide as much as we can in the time we have available. I hope that helps, and please let me know if you have any other questions, especially if there are specific techniques that you’re interested in.

    Thank you for your kind words on the web site!

  5. Kathleen McPherson on August 8, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I will be attending Convergence 2010. I would love to know if your class will be for beginners only, or will it include “some” advanced techniques. I love your site and refer others to it often. Thank you for your efforts.
    Kathleen McPherson