Saturday, February 7, 2015

Check out my article and photos in Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot

It's finally out and I get to announce the sale of my article and photos to the Publication of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.

The Spider Rock Girls: Weaving in Beauty.

I took my first weaving class with this unique and talented family of weavers here in Chinle four years ago.  Since then we have become friends and my appreciation for the craft and art of Navajo weaving has grown along with the appreciation of how special this family is and how important weaving is in keeping them centered and  helping them to continue a life walking in Beauty.

I began my writing career with articles and photos from Malawi, Africa sold to publicans like Highlights for Children so this is an exciting full circle for me and I hope to explore the use use of digital photography to compliment my writing in future stories and articles.

Here are a few photos that did not appear in the Magazine.

 Sophia, the youngest member of the family itching to get her fingers on that loom and begin weaving.

Grandma the matriarch of the family, a stern but

loving teacher.  The girls learned early that if you make a mistake you take it out and start over.

Emily shows off the family signature design.  

Read more and see more photos in The 2014-15 issue of Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot.  Learn more about weaving, dying and other fabric arts.