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Working With the Wool: How to Weave a Navajo Rug Paperback – 1 Jun 1971

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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Northland Pub (Jun. 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873580842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873580847
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 17.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,361,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Navaho Weaving is an organic craft. The tools are basic, the process rhythmic, and the whole weaver-loom relationship a very natural one."

This book has systematic instructions on what materials are needed to build a loom from scratch, Then instructions on how to set it up, Then instructions on beginning weaving, Then how to design the Navaho way. Then how to adjust for whatever may go wrong.

Designing With the Wool: Advanced Techniques in Navajo Weaving
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"Navaho Weaving is an organic craft. The tools are basic, the process rhythmic, and the whole weaver-loom relationship a very natural one."

This book has systematic instructions on what materials are needed to build a loom from scratch, Then instructions on how to set it up, Then instructions on beginning weaving, Then how to design the Navaho way. Then how to adjust for whatever may go wrong.

Designing With the Wool: Advanced Techniques in Navajo Weaving
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Just what you need to construct a loom and start weaving. Also gives you the history of the Navaho Weaving. Highly recommended
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Very good thank you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is much more to this book than the title 19 Jan. 2009
By Bernie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Navaho Weaving is an organic craft. The tools are basic, the process rhythmic, and the whole weaver-loom relationship a very natural one."

This book has systematic instructions on what materials are needed to build a loom from scratch, Then instructions on how to set it up, Then instructions on beginning weaving, Then how to design the Navaho way. Then how to adjust for whatever may go wrong.

Designing With the Wool: Advanced Techniques in Navajo Weaving
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contents 7 Jan. 2010
By 2crazy4books2 - Published on Amazon.com
how to weave a navajo rug

by noel bennett & tiana bighorse

1990 ~ 1rst edition ~ 11th printing

"WORKING WITH THE WOOL was selected as the title of this book for it speaks of an interaction between the weaver and her medium, a oneness between the two, a kind of mutual understanding which has grown from long hours of association over many years. WORKING WITH THE WOOL is essentially a resource book on the Navajo approach to weaving, and is intended for a wide variety of users...The purpose was not to present a lengthy discussion on the various types of Navajo designs in existence... (it) was meant to be a first step in making the Navajo weaving technique generally available to any interested person. includes suggested reading and glossary of terms. Includes information on the Loom, Tools, Yarn, warping the loom, weaving basics, beginning to weave, What to do when things go wrong with loom, tool, weaving,

From 1968 to 1976 Noël Bennett lived on the Navajo reservation, learned elements of the Navajo language, and was gifted with weaving stories and techniques by twenty-one different Navajo weavers. One of these weavers was Tiana Bighorse. Another
was Helen Nesbah Tsinnie. Given the ages of some of the Navajo women who shared their thoughts with Helen and Noël back in the 1960s (Helen is now in her eighties and some of the women who were "old" in the 1960s were quoting their grandmothers), these oral traditions represent collective Navajo weaving thought from before the turn of the century to the 1980s. Perhaps a hundred years. Or more."
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Surprise Find 2 Nov. 2008
By Apolonia Galie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I learned of this book in the material that came with the used loom I purchased. There was a magazine with an article about this book. I never thought I would be able to find it at all let alone find a copy for myself and my teacher.

What a wonderful book for both the information, the history and the tradition of Navajo weaving.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weaving on a Navajo loom 9 July 2009
By M. Erbert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a must for anyone who is learning how to weave on a Navajo loom. The language is easy to understand and the illustrations are very helpful.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is much more to this book than the title 24 Jan. 2009
By Bernie - Published on Amazon.com
"Navaho Weaving is an organic craft. The tools are basic, the process rhythmic, and the whole weaver-loom relationship a very natural one."

This book has systematic instructions on what materials are needed to build a loom from scratch, Then instructions on how to set it up, Then instructions on beginning weaving, Then how to design the Navaho way. Then how to adjust for whatever may go wrong.

Designing With the Wool: Advanced Techniques in Navajo Weaving
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