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Navajo Influenced Tapestry Weaving

  • January 11, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
  • 7 sessions
  • January 11, 2020, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • January 18, 2020, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • February 01, 2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • February 08, 2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • February 15, 2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • February 22, 2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Textiles West North 6545 N. Academy Blvd Colorado Springs, Co
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Instructor: Sandy Craddock

Class Description:

Walk in Beauty! Warp and weave a small rug using traditional materials and tools. Weave at home after learning weaving techniques in a warm and relaxed class atmosphere.  You will be introduced to the washing, carding, spinning and dyeing of wool. Discover the stories and traditions of Native peoples as it applies to weaving along with design and color aesthetics of traditional Navajo rugs. "

Student supply list:

RENTAL LOOMS:

If you wish to rent a small loom for the duration of the course the rental fee is $10.00. Please contact me as soon as possible.

FOR RENTAL LOOM ONLY (DOWELS CAN BE CUT TO SIZE AT HOME DEPOT)

*2 – 1” dowel 17” long

*2 – ¼” dowels 18” long

LOOM BUILDING

If you are building your own loom please contact me for loom instructions. Size of dowels and brackets you will need are included in the instructions

tom_sandy@comcast.net

ALL STUDENTS NEED THE FOLLOWING:

*Heavy Perle Cotton – 3 feet

*2 oz. Navajo Wool Warp Thread - $5.00

*1 Skein each of two or three colors of Brown Sheep’s LAMB’S PRIDE (85% WOOL, 15% MOHAIR) $10.50 PER skein

*1 Navajo weaving fork   $22.00

*Set of 3 battens               $18.00

ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE AT WOOLY WORKS YARN STORE AT 12285 Oregon Wagon Trail, Elbert, CO  719-661-6062 https://www.woollyworksknitshop.com/

If you are unsure about making a purchase commitment, I have two set of weaving fork and battens for rent, please contact me at the email above to see availability; first come first serve.

Some little extras to make life easier: pencil and paper, a measuring device, a permanent marker like a Sharpie, energy food and/or drinks!


Number of hours for class: 16 hours, once a week.  First two classes are 3 hours to accomodate the warping process and then classes are 2 hours.

Class Level: Fascination – These classes will introduce you to a new skill, concept or technique and are open to all levels. The student may, however, be required to have a basic skill or have taken a certification class. For example, for a flat-pattern drafting class one need not know anything about flat-pattern drafting but should have a basic understanding of the sewing machine. Any prerequisites will be listed in the class description.

Member Price: $220

Non-Member Price: $227



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