Introduction to Navajo Rug Restoration


navajo-rug-repairThis 3 day class is designed for persons with established basic or intermediate knowledge of oriental rug repair or Navajo rug repair. Teaching is hands-on with Navajo rugs to learn and practice techniques.




  • A comprehensive review of Navajo weaving technology and structures
  • Basic spinning and materials preparation.  Students learn to spin materials with a drop spindle.
  • Repair and replacement of side and end selvages
  • Re-warping and basic re-weaving of holes
  • Corner finishes
  • Re-tensioning of selvage cords
  • Blocking to rectify shape


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