Beginning Navajo Weaving with Barbara Teller Ornelas & Lynda Teller Pete (AUG 25–27)

Beginning Navajo Weaving with Barbara Teller Ornelas & Lynda Teller Pete (AUG 25–27)

Regular price$450.00

Boarding House Reservation (this holds your spot, room fees + tax due at the end of your stay)

Beginning Navajo Weaving AUG. 25–27 (THURS.–SAT., 9–4)

Barbara and Lynda invite you to journey with them into the exquisite world of Navajo tapestry weaving. Often referred to as national treasures, these two sisters will guide you step by step through Navajo tapestry techniques and traditions, honoring their heritage and sharing their authentic way of life. You’ll be provided with sample ideas, designs, a pre-warped loom, yarn, and the full array of Navajo weaving tools to successfully weave a rug that measures approximately 6.5" high x 8.5" wide from start to finish. You’ll leave with a deeper appreciation for these talented women and their culture, along with a beautifully woven rug of your own and a printed booklet.

Navajo looms for each class are situated atop tables and are adjustable. The Navajo looms and tools you’ll be provided in class are available for purchase afterwards. No outside looms allowed.

Skill Level: The first workshop is for beginners, no experience necessary. Intermediate and advanced workshops each require previous tapestry weaving experience and warping knowledge.

About Our Workshops

Nestled in the heart of a historic textile village, workshops at Harrisville Designs take place in the Bethuel Harris Mill. Built in the 1830s as a spinning mill for locally raised wool and located at the end of the canal, it originally operated on water power. Today, it’s home to our first-floor retail store and spacious second-floor workshop studio. Year after year students are greeted by sunlit windows, fresh air, and tranquil views of the mill pond and preserved industrial brick buildings.

Workshops vary in skill levels and lengths. Enrollment is limited to ensure each student is immersed in the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom. Most scheduled classes meet from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while their class is in session. Looms are provided in the weaving classes, and woolen yarn and other materials are included in the tuition, unless otherwise noted in the materials lists online. While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on all items in our store, including looms! (Excludes sale and consignment items) You can view a PDF of our full workshop brochure here

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable. 

COVID-19 Protocols

Students and teachers are required to be up to date on all CDC recommended COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as eligible. Please bring proof of vaccination status. We recommend taking a self-test before arrival on the first day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we reserve the right to cancel the class at any time for safety reasons. If it’s necessary for Harrisville Designs to cancel a class due to COVID-19 concerns, students will receive a full refund.

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