Learn the fundamentals of Navajo weaving, using authentic patterns and wool yarns. Beginners will make a small piece (approx. 9″ x 12″), learning the various tapestry techniques needed. Intermediate to advanced students are welcome to bring a work in progress, warp a new project, or explore techniques and pictorals. Looms and weaving accessories provided, if you are a beginner. Equipment will also be available for purchase.
Betty Glynn Carlson had woven since 1972, but when she discovered Navajo weaving she felt a special kinship with this simple, reflective way to weave. The Navajo say, “You must spin your warp threads strong to hold your prayers.” Betty seeks to honor that tradition, and each rug grows out of her contemplative practice. Her work has been exhibited at juried shows in the Midwest and she has taught Navajo weaving at the Weavers Guild of MN.
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