Bridget Skenadore, Project Officer of Native Arts and Culture at the American Indian College Fund, had the opportunity to participate in the Heard Museum’s Navajo rug weaving workshop in November 2017. In her job capacity she has had the opportunity to learn about Traditional Native Art forms from the upper-Midwest and with this opportunity from the Heard Museum she was able to learn about a Traditional Native Art form from her culture.
She shares through photos her journey she had when creating her own Navajo rug.
Selecting the colors and choosing the tools to begin.
Ready to begin!
Very excited to have weaved my first inch of the rug.
Progress after day two of the workshop.
A lot of mathematics goes into creating rug! It is important to always keep count to keep your rug design balanced.
Working with all the colors to create the middle pattern.
A lot of progress has been made going into day four of the workshop.
The hardest part of weaving a rug is the last 1/2 inch because of the small space you are working with.
Finished! I am so proud and honored to have participated in such an incredible workshop.