Lowering the weaving

Day 8Lowering a vertical loom is a special occasion because it creates the setup that will make the next half ofthe weaving progress at the fastest possible speed. The warp spacing is set tension is perfect that onlyneed time to finish. As I get too the last two feet the time spent weaving will quickly take up twice theamount of time used to get ¾ of the way.

Are you ready for the Centennial Santa Fe Indian Market?

  Raw Navajo Churro that would be rejected from a commercial Mill for processing Raw Navajo Churro that would be rejected from a commercial Mill for processing After a cold water rinse and combed and spun in the grease After a cold water rinse and combed and spun in the grease Bleaches Navajo Churro yarn for a Horse COnch Bleaches Navajo Churro yarn for a Horse COnch Using a Scaffold…

Update June 2022

  Plastic Wool Contractor bagI grew up with the old burlap bagsClick HereWE EXISTA diamond twill tapestry of Perseverance Re-creating an early 19th century twill A visual story of how weavers of the past and their lives and their labors have given us the opportunity to present to pass along our knowledge to future WeaversClick HereWorking with Rainbow Fiber Co-opWorking with liked minded individuals and organization allows me to share…

The Currrent Situation

  Many of my clients and followers online may have notice a substantial drop in my online presence compared to previous years. I’m offering an explanation because my situation has become unattainable as of late. I hope that My clients and followers can be patience with me as I finish out the last orders made since the Heard Museum Show.  I myself last year experienced a month where I had…

NEH & NPS with New Mexico Historic SItes’ Artists’ in thier Residencies

  This is part one of two videos of a virtual Studio tours and artists residencies showing culturally relevant stories to the exhibits and parks all over the United States. As part of this series, I’m documenting the creation of a recreation of a 19th century twill textile as a testament and voice to the weavers that still wove in the tragic and horrible events before and after the Navajo…

The main project for 2022

6 inches from the halfway mark, finishing the orange stripe with some tapestry steps that are smaller than the red “Colors may fade. … but I still exist” #fiberart #fiberartist #uprightloom #tapestry #tapestryweaving #navajoloom #navajo #dinéways #diné #indigenous #indigenouspeoplemonth #nativeamerican #nativeamericanheritagemonth #firstnations #firstnationsart #twospiritartist #gayartist #gaynavajo #queerart #weaving #navajotextile #navajorug #chiefblanket #blanketwoven #handloom #handweaving #wool #fibershed #slowfashion #sustainablefashion

Rainbow Fiber co-op Dye Off

Rainbow fiber is a non profit set up to try to find sustainable fair trade ways to support Navajo producers from their flocks to the final product. They needed help and myself along with a few others weavers spent the weekend dyeing the first colors. Photo credit:rainbow fiber co-op https://rainbowfibercoop.org/