Navajo Weaving Boot Camp at Lake Tahoe 2017 - Weaving in Beauty Classes

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  • Check in and start warping
    08/27/2017
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Warp and Begin to Weave
    08/28/2017
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Weaving Continues
    08/29/2017
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Weaving Continues
    08/29/2017
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Camp Conclusion
    08/31/2017
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Jennie with students

Jennie Slick gets the warping started for two our students

Jennie Slick and I are very pleased to be returning to do a Navajo Weaving Boot Camp at Camp Galilee in Glenbrook, NV (South Lake Tahoe area) from August 27-August 31, 2017.  This is our fourth class in this part of California and we’re really looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing the spectacular scenery. By popular demand, we have added an extra day to the camp.  We will check in at 4 PM on Sunday, August 28 and have three FULL days of weaving before we leave at 11 AM on August 31.  On-site coordinator Pedro Kinner has arranged a spectacular venue for us at Camp Galilee, which is on the shores of Lake Tahoe. The $700 tuition includes instruction, dormitory style room and board, a digital download of our weaving text including plans for a loom and the use of weaving tools for the duration of the class. Tools and some looms will be available for sale and we’ll work with you before the class to make sure that you have an appropriate loom.  You may use yarns that you already have or purchase some that we’ll bring with us.

The camp environment is very comfortable, but it’s not a Hilton.  You may bring your own bedding and towels or rent them from the camp.  Weather permitting, you can use one of the on-site tepees and sleep outside.  The dormitory accommodations are very nice and quiet.  The food is absolutely marvelous, much of it locally sourced, freshly prepared and organic.  Dormitory assignments are on a first registered, first choice basis so there’s an incentive for you!  Available housing includes a lodge, cabins, bunkhouse and teepees.  

What can you learn at a Navajo Weaving Boot Camp Class?

The class is suitable for levels from beginner to advanced and we are limiting the total enrollment to 20 students to ensure that you have enough individualized attention from three instructors. Our typical teaching day at boot camp starts at 8 AM and goes until at least 9 PM, so you can expect to really be able to learn a lot as long you can stay awake. You can see below what we cover in each track.  If you are interested in the more advanced track, but worried that you don’t have a firm enough command of the prerequisites, please contact me and we’ll figure out the best fit for you.  Our classes are small enough and personal enough that we can work with you to progress no matter where you are in your weaving journey.

Track Beginning Navajo Weaving Intermediate-Advanced Navajo Weaving
Instructor Jennie Slick Gloria Begay/Mary Walker
You’ll Learn
  • Loom warping
  • Basic weaving
  • Basic joins
  • Problem solving
  • Finishing
  • Use of side selvage cords
  • Designing for accuracy and symmetry
  • Perfecting the interlock and turned join
  • Combining the interlock and turned join
  • Outlining the interlock and turned join
  • Wedge weave introduction
  • Raised Outline introduction
Prerequisites
  • Open mind
  • Must be able to warp a Navajo style loom
  • Must be able to do basic weaving
  • Should have completed at least one to two weavings

Questions?  Contact me by email or call 602-370-2875.  You can check out some of the pictures of the boot camp environment and of the Camp Galilee venue below:   [justified_image_grid ng_gallery=1]

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1776 Hwy 50, Glenbrook, Nevada, 89413, United States