Navajo and Hopi Weaving Techniques Mary Pendleton, a long-time skilled weaver who relocated to Arizona in 1958, explains both techniques in an easily understandable, step-by-step process with abundant close-up photos to illustrate the lessons. With sample patterns, Pendleton takes you, row by row, through the weaving of a rug, a belt and a sash.
The Goat in the Rug Geraldine is a goat, and Glenmae, a Navajo weaver. One day, Glenmae decides to weave Geraldine into a rug.
Blanket Weaving in the Southwest A masterful classification scheme for southwestern textiles—and a book that establishes an essential baseline for understanding craft production.
One Hundred Years of Navajo Rugs Designed for the general reader, museum goer, or collector, it offers a guide to identifying and dating rugs by means of weaving materials. Wool quality, the author explains, is the single most important clue to the date of a rug’s manufacture. Rodee also provides historical background on the great Navajo weavers and especially on the traders who bought rugs from the Navajo
. Working With the Wool: How to Weave a Navajo Rug This book has systematic instructions on what materials are needed to build a loom from scratch, Then instructions on how to set it up, Then instructions on beginning weaving, Then how to design the Navaho way.
Weaving a Navajo BlanketThis book conducts readers through the process, introducing the materials and methods of the Navajo style and commenting on history, patterns, symbolism, and other related matters.
I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts.