The Sheep Is Life Fiber Arts Workshops

The Sheep Is Life Fiber Arts Workshops

 

SHEEP IS LIFE PRE-CELEBRATION WORKSHOPS

SHEEP IS LIFE PRE-CELEBRATION WORKSHOPS PRESENTED

BY DINÉ BE’IINÁ,INC. ,THE NAVAJO LIFEWAY

Contact TahNibaa Naataanii, Executive Director, +1 505 406-7428

On-Line Registration at www.navajolifeway.org or e-mail info@navajolifeway.org.

All workshops are at Diné College in Tsailé, AZ. Times listed are Mountain Daylight Time.

Classes are open to all, including visitors from other parts of the US and abroad.

 

Registration closes June 15!

PRE-CELEBRATION WORKSHOPS

JUNE 17 – 21, 2013

 

1. BASIC NAVAJO WEAVING

Instructor: Sarah H. Natani Day/Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn how to weave the Navajo way on a traditional vertical loom and how to create patterns

using different colors. This class is designed for those new to Navajo Weaving. (5 days)

Tuition and materials and loom rental: $600.

 

2. BEGINNING NAVAJO SASH BELT

Instructor: Gilbert Begay Day/Time: Wednesday –Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Participants will learn how to weave a Navajo Sash Belt and create a design using the floating

warp method. (3 days) Tuition and materials: $395.

 

3. HORSE CINCH WEAVING

Instructor: Roy Kady Day/Time: Wednesday –Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn to weave a horse cinch and create designs or striped patterns. Some weaving experience is required. (2 days) Tuition and materials: $300.

 

4. NAVAJO DYEING WITH NATIVE PLANTS

Instructor: Edith Simonson Day/Time: Wednesday –Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn to recognize and collect native plant dyes in the field on Day One. On Day Two, select at

least three plants and learn to create dyes using different mordants and processes to obtain a

range of colors on Navajo-Churro wool. (2 days) Tuition and materials: $300.

 

5. NAVAJO BASIC HAND SPINNING AND CARDING

Instructor: Beverly Allen. Day/Time: Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Card Navajo-Churro raw wool with a hand carder and learn how to spin wool using the Navajo

Lap Spindle. Students will become familiar with the “z” twist, soft spinning, teasing the wool,

and spinning the final product. (1 day) Tuition and Materials: $175.00

 

6. FELTING ASHEEPHERDER HAT

Instructor: Alyssa Harrison Day/Time: Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn how to felt raw wool to make wall hangings, scarves, seamless hats, bags, clothing, and

whatever your imagination can create. Experiment with design application and learn about how

fibers bind together when agitated in water. (1 day) Tuition and materials: $145.

 

7. FELTING ASCARF

Instructor: TahNibaa Naataanii Day/Time: Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn how to felt a scarf using Navajo Churro fleece. Experiment with design application using

a variety of fibers, novelty wool and recycled fabric. $125.

 

 

Please inquire at info@navajolifeway.org with questions on class content.

Materials are included in the fee to ensure that each student has the proper items

to get the most out of the class.

Registration closes June 15!

Download the registration form:

http://www.navajolifeway.org/sites/all/documents/SIL2013_RegFormREV.pdf

Click here to register online OR click here to download the registration form. Learn more

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