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Navajo and Hopi Weaving Techniques Paperback – Import, 1974


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  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Collier Books; 1st edition (1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0020118503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0020118503
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,091,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a technical how to from concept to practical.

From the front flap:
Navajo and Hopi Weaving Techniques provides clear, step-by-step instructions, along with illustrations, for weaving Navajo rugs and Hopi ceremonial sashes in exactly the same way as the craftsmen of these two neighboring tribes have woven them for generations.

Most of the photos and illustrations are monochrome. There is a small color (eight pages) section. This section separated the two books. This book is clear enough that you need little other information to get off the ground. For people familiar with other weaving and spinning methods this will just be an adjustment.

The first book or half is the Navaho weaving which includes related skills. It is introduces by Howard Gorman who is a member of the Navajo Tribal Council. The second book or half is Hopi weaving with introduction by White Bear Fredericks who is a member of Coyote Clan of the Hopi Nation.

If you are just interested in the subject then no better book could adorn your library. You can put this information in perspective with "Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years - Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times "by Elizabeth Wayland Baeber

Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years : Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
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Never Out of Date 28 Jan. 2008
By Eileen Corder - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Like weaving itself, Navajo and Hopi Weaving Techniques, published in 1974, will never go out of date. Mary Pendleton, a long-time skilled weaver who relocated to Arizona in 1958, explains both techniques in an easily understandable, step-by-step process with abundant close-up photos to illustrate the lessons. With sample patterns, Pendleton takes you, row by row, through the weaving of a rug, a belt and a sash.

Like two books in one, this wonderful publication first examines and explains Navajo rug weaving with attention to yarns, spinning and dyeing, turned lock and interlock methods, design and troubleshooting. She also has instructions on building your own loom. The second part, also with details on yarn, spinning, design, troubleshooting, and loom instructions, demonstrates two separate Hopi weaving techniques, warp float weave and embroidery weave.

Howard Gorman, member of the Navajo Tribal Council, introduces the first part. White Bear Fredericks, a member of Coyote Clan of the Hopi Nation, introduces the second. Eight pages of color photos display several rugs, sashes and belts woven with these methods.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is not a coffee table book 25 Dec. 2009
By bernie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a technical how to from concept to practical.

From the front flap:
Navajo and Hopi Weaving Techniques provides clear, step-by-step instructions, along with illustrations, for weaving Navajo rugs and Hopi ceremonial sashes in exactly the same way as the craftsmen of these two neighboring tribes have woven them for generations.

Most of the photos and illustrations are monochrome. There is a small color (eight pages) section. This section separated the two books. This book is clear enough that you need little other information to get off the ground. For people familiar with other weaving and spinning methods this will just be an adjustment.

The first book or half is the Navaho weaving which includes related skills. It is introduces by Howard Gorman who is a member of the Navajo Tribal Council. The second book or half is Hopi weaving with introduction by White Bear Fredericks who is a member of Coyote Clan of the Hopi Nation.

If you are just interested in the subject then no better book could adorn your library. You can put this information in perspective with "Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years - Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times "by Elizabeth Wayland Baeber

Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years : Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Glad I bought it 28 Nov. 2011
By George L. Pagh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is still relevant to the art of weaving. I used it to load the first warp on my new Navajo loom and to get the first couple of inches woven. Now I will study it a bit more to start a design. I would buy it again if it were to be printed in colot or made into a video.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Review for Navajo & Hopi Weaving Techniques 14 Dec. 2010
By Claudia Warren - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is all I was hoping for. It is precise and includes plenty of pictures. I received it in as good of condition as the seller explained.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Superb book. 2 Jan. 2014
By Tricia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very detailed and easy to follow instructions, with step by step photos, on all stages of Navajo and Hopi weaving.
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