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Navajo Weaving Way
Noel Bennett met traditional Navajo weaver Tiana Bighorse in 1968. In time Tiana took her into her family as a daughter. Together they sheared sheep, collected plants, dyed wool, carded, spun, and wove. This book records their many experiences together, a collaboration that spans nearly thirty years. In 1971, Tiana and Noel wrote Working with the Wool: How to Weave a Navaj ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Interweave Press
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Having signed up for a Navajo weaving class, I thought it might be a good idea to get a better idea of what might be involved. I've always loved the look of Navajo rugs and this book helped me understand just how much work and care is put into each weaving. It covers the whole process, from carding the wool to spinning and dying the yarn. It also covers how to build a loom, create the weaving tools and how to weave a sampler. There are plenty of ways to test out your weaving skills just based on ...more
this is the in print version, devoted to sharing my first weaving technique (navajo)...I have no titles,book or otherwise, with regard to being a weaver, but, am glad that how to books feature the style, the history, the understanding of navajo weaving arts. Books that communicate and thus encourage the perhaps otherwise not so easily accessible experiences (of appreciating, and creating the blanket and other goods'designs)are welcome, in today's 'attention deficit' climate. This particular styl ...more