• Before Restoration
    Before Restoration
  • After Restoration
    After Restoration
  • Spinning Materials
    Spinning Materials

    Spinning side cords with a drop spindle.

  • Restoration

    Reweaving damage in a 'Second Phase' Navajo Wearing Blanket

  • Weft insertion.
    Weft insertion.

Introduction to Navajo Rug Restoration  (Three Days)

This 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

Included with $2,495.00 tuition:

  • Navajo rug repair kit (basic tools, work frame, "gatorboard", pins, drop spindle, wool samples)
  • Navajo rug scrap to work on in class and take home
  • Hand-outs specific to Navajo repair supplies and reading list

Next course: February 4-6. 2015. Click for enrollment and payment form.