Spinning with a Navajo Lap Spindle with Nikyle Begay (Morning Session)
In Spinning with a Navajo Lap Spindle, students will learn to spin yarn using a Navajo-style lap spindle, both “in the grease” from locks of raw Navajo-Churro wool (provided by the instructor) and from washed roving. Students will also learn to ply their yarns using the Andean 2-ply and Navajo 3-ply methods.
Students will need to bring a Navajo lap spindle and four ounces of roving or combed top to the workshop. For students who need to purchase these supplies, Navajo lap spindles can be purchased from Weaving in Beauty and roving or combed top can be purchased from either Four Corners Fiber Collective (available online in mid-April) or Weaving in Beauty.
Date & Time
Saturday, May 30th from 9 am to 12 pm
This workshop is also being offered in the afternoon on Saturday, May 30th from 1 pm to 4 pm. Students may choose to attend one or both sessions. Students who would like additional practice are encouraged to sign up for both sessions.
About the Instructor
Nikyle Begay has been weaving since childhood, with weaving being at the root of their family culture. Nikyle learned by observing their grandmother, from early memories of tagging along with her to tend to the sheep to watching her spin yarn and weave. Nikyle enjoys sharing their knowledge, passion, and traditional stories. They strive to create a positive, relaxed learning environment that allows harmony to be channeled into each student’s spinning and weaving.