Date: July 12-16, 2013 (5 days)
Instructor: Marilou Schultz
Class Description: Learn how to set up a warp, weave and finish off a small rug using the basic and traditional weaving techniques on an upright Navajo style loom. Various Navajo rug styles will be shared along with a brief history of the Navajo culture. Ideas will be provided on how to plan and incorporate various designs in a rug as well as how to resolve problems that you may encounter. Navajo rugs are well known for their selvedges and for having the designs be the same on the front and back. You will learn how to do this properly and finish a small rug. No prior experience is necessary.
Instructor Bio: Marilou Schultz, Navajo or Dine, is originally from the Navajo reservation from Arizona. She learned weaving at a young age and taught Navajo weaving for more than 20 years. The basic weaving techniques are still the same as our ancestors except for the material used for the loom, weaving tools, and sometimes the fiber used for weaving. As a weaver and educator, She likes to experiment and share her knowledge with others. She participates in the Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Indian Market, New York Sheep and Wool plus the Maryland Sheep & Wool festivals.
(tuition includes lunch during workshop)
Studio/Materials Fee: $120
A $30 Registration Fee will be added to your course total. This is a one-time annual
fee for non-members. If you are a current member, this fee will be removed before
credit card processing.