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Navajo and Tapestry Weaving: Jan. 2nd, 9th, 16th
January 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am$88.00
In both Navajo and tapestry weaving, the warp is completely hidden, allowing a spectacular
image to be created. This type of weaving is known as “pictorial” weaving. Expand your
weaving skills by learning the basics of creating these beautiful textiles.
Did you know? This weaving style has a long and rich history. The word tapestry comes from the Old French tapisserie, meaning “to cover with heavy fabric, to carpet”. Tapestries have been used since at least Hellenistic times. Navajo textiles typically have strong geometric patterns. Traditional Navajo weaving used upright looms with no moving parts. The weaver sat on the floor while weaving, wrapping the finished portion of the fabric underneath the loom.