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The Navajo Way

During Spring/Summer 2018 I am woking in collaboration with The Making Project. Together we will be working on a large community weaving project jointly funded by Coventry Umbrella Club and Coventry City of Culture Trust ‘The Road to 2021’ Fund

The looms will be large and portable taking inspiration from nomadic Navajo weavers.  The frame will be constructed from aluminium scaffolding and the tapestries woven using re-cycled fabric.

We have spent several days preparing the Navajo warp – winding, twining and binding.  See pictures below for an idea of what we have been up to.


Winding the Navajo warp


Twining the warp to secure spacing


Binding the warp onto the horizontal bar

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