Native Fiber Artisan Retreat in the Chuska Mountains

Chuska Mountains, NM We’ve received a note from Jane Ginn telling us about a Youtube video that she’s released showing an interview with weaver and shepherd Irene Bennalley.  We’ve embedded the video above for your viewing pleasure!  At the end of the video there are some details on a healing retreat that Irene will be hosting in August 3 -10 in the Chuska Mountains near Toadlena, New Mexico.  The retreat includes classes on Navajo weaving technqiues, sheep tending, nature walks, sweatlodge ceremonies, talking circles and lessons in traditional Navajo open fire cooking.  The cost for the retreat is $875 and you can sponsor a Navajo weaver to attend for $850. For more information and to register, please see the Toadlena Trading Post web site. Please contact Irene at 505-793-8038 if you have questions.

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