Category Archives: WORKSHOPS

Where to find textile and fiber art classes and instructors.

Weavers Guilds: aa092998

If you are a beginner weaver, you may have already purchased a book or two on learning to weave. Someone may have given you a small table loom, or perhaps you have jumped right in and purchased a larger floor loom. You have some lovely yarns and an image of what type of projects you would like to make.

Now you may be looking at this equipment and those diagrams of how to warp and are a bit confused by the complexity of it all. What is a reed, a heddle, sett, warp, weft? You are learning a new language and finding you have to develop new motor skills. The best thing to do is to find another weaver to help you with your first few warps.

Warping a loom isn’t that difficult, once you have done it a few times. But it is helpful to have someone available to guide you through the process. Check with your local yarn store. They may know who the weavers are in your area. It is also a good idea to join your local weavers guild. There is quite a good weavers guild system in Canada and the U.S. with members meeting on a regular basis, usually monthly.

The Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) can direct you to a guild in your area. Some guilds have websites as well, and are listed in our  library, arranged by geogaphic location. I have found that weavers are a very supportive group and would be happy to assist you in getting started. If you are having trouble locating someone in your area, please let me know.

The guilds have training programs, weaving exchanges, and newsletters to keep members informed of special events and projects. Guilds sponsor annual conferences, offering workshops with high quality instructors, vendor booths, and providing opportunities for weavers to meet.

I have posted a series of articles that will guide you through the steps of warping a loom. These are illustrated with clear photos. Some weaving projects are also listed in our library.
10 Steps to Warping a Loom

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30" Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom and Stand - new

$280.00 (21 Bids)
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Ashford 20" Knitter's Loom, w/stand, bag, 4 various heddles, + more

$355.00 (32 Bids)
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Kessenich Hand Weaving 14" Tabletop Loom

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Navajo Weaving – Roy Kady: blroykady

Roy Kady – Textile Art Classes

Name Roy Kady
Business Name Dine Woven
Address P.O. Box 209

Teec Nos Pos, AZ

Country US

Navajo Nation

Telephone 520-656-3498
Email
Website Dine Woven

Training

I’ve been weaving/teaching Navajo Textiles for 16 years or more.I learned the art of weaving, spinning,preparing wool and weaving all regional styles of Navajo Textiles at the age of nine years old.I’m considered a MASTER WEAVER in the Navajo society. I’ve studied the art form my grand mother and mother and some local MASTER WEAVERS. I also teach at San Jaun College, in Farmington N.M. and Colorado University, Art Center, in Cortez, CO

Navajo Weaving

Navajo Up-right weaving, all regional styles, there are about 16 or 18 regionals styles of Navajo Weaving. I also teach hand processing wool for spinning and weaving. I also teach the art of Shash Belt weaving.

Hand Spinning

Navajo lap spinning techniques.

Dyes

Local Vegetal dyeing techiques

Other Fiber arts

Sumac fiber coiling technique basket weaving and wool feltmaking.

Travel

I teach from my studio and when available, I do travel. I also give lectures on the “Fine Art of Dine'(Navajo) Textile Weaving”, and in the winter months I tell myth stories about weaving.

My work is mostly sold on consignment(s) I do some Indian Market Shows in the west.

More Textile Classes

Textile Art Schools
Fiber Art Teachers

Fleecing Navajo Weavers
The popularity of Navajo rug designs has allowed some fair trade businesses to thrive while Navajo weavers suffer. Thousands of Diné (Navajo) weavers face formidable competition as their historic patterns, increasingly reproduced abroad, are imported and sold via sophisticated marketing schemes, including hundreds of websites on the internet.

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30" Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom and Stand - new

$280.00 (21 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-25-2020 13:43:31 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Ashford 20" Knitter's Loom, w/stand, bag, 4 various heddles, + more

$355.00 (32 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-23-2020 11:51:50 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Kessenich Hand Weaving 14" Tabletop Loom

$250.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-25-2020 19:38:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

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