How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman by Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas

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We just received our copies of How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman by Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas. Lynda and Barbara bring the reader inside the world of Navajo weaving.  They explain the background and origins of weaving. Then, they take the reader into the weaving process itself. 

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We just received our copies of How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman by Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas. Lynda and Barbara bring the reader inside the world of Navajo weaving.  They explain the background and origins of weaving. Then, they take the reader into the weaving process itself. Beautiful illustrations by Mychal Yellowman and photographs complement the text.  A look at the table of contents gives you a good idea of the sweep of the book. 

  • Origins of Navajo Weaving
  • Sheep, Wool Preparation, and Spinning
  • Materials and Supplies, Loom and Tools
  • Between the Warp Fields, and at Warp Speed
  • Female (Heddle) and Male (Shed) Rod
  • Beginning to Weave
  • Weaving Techniques – Is it Balancing of Forces or Forces of Nature
  • Designs and Graphs – Stairway to Weaving
  • Troubleshooting
  • Finishing

How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman: A Worthy Addition 

Lynda and Barbara introduce you to their family, to other weavers, and to the world of weaving the Navajo in a way that is both inviting and entertaining.  They also deal with the important issue of cultural appropriation and how it relates to the use of Navajo weaving techniques.   Yes, it’s a worthy addition to your weaving library, even if you only want to understand the process, where it came from, and where it’s going.  

Take a look at Lynda and Barbara’s weaving in this video.  Their work typically features weft counts of 110+!  We have a weaving by Barbara’s son Michael in stock.  It’s entitled “I Hear You Spider Woman“, and is woven at an astonishing 112 wefts per inch!  Yup, it’s the rug in the pictures with the book!  

 

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Weight 26 oz
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1.5 in

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