This week I got to realize a long term dream of mine to learn Navajo weaving. When I lived in Arizona I never got to learn this art form. Can you believe that many years later my dream came true here on the Outer Banks. I had a great week learning Navajo weaving and culture from Master Weaver Roy Kady and connecting with a terrific group of like-minded women. I'm very pleased with my piece, it's a little wonky and has lots of mistakes but that's part of the process when learning new things. My piece has a lot of healing and spiritual messages for me. I can't wait to see what other messages this piece continues to reveal.
Thank you Kady Gonna Bitsóó for a wonderful week of weaving. This has been a dream come true. Your teaching and storytelling made a great impact on me. You have inspired me to continue to walk the path of a Dreamweaver. Ahehee!
Roy wove this piece during the week. He named it 'Wampum Shell Girl'.
Day 1 - Meeting Roy and the other weavers and setting up the loom.
Day 2 - Yay! We get to weave. Love my Navajo churro yarn, 3 skeins natural colors and 2 skeins Dyed with natural materials.
Day 3 - demonstrating Navajo weaving at The Avon Farmers Market.
End of Day 3. Loving the process.
Day 4 - Navajo weaving workshop. The filters do not do the colors justice. Almost on the finish line.
Day 5 - Navajo weaving workshop. A little 'wonky' but ok. Tomorrow is the reveal.
Day 6 - Completion
Our wonderful group of weavers with our teacher Roy. These ladies were so inspiring and I enjoyed getting to meet them. I know we will get together to create again.
I've completed my piece I think I will call it Dream Weaving.
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