REGISTRATION CLOSED - Diné Style Tapestry with Tyrrell Tapaha
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
In this workshop, students will learn the process of weaving a Diné -style tapestry, including the historical and cultural significance that weaving holds to the Navajo people, as well as the different types of applications that Navajo weaving has.
This course is very hands-on and will cover topics including warping, lacing up/dressing the loom, weaving mechanics, varying types of weaving techniques, and how to finish a weaving.
Date & Time
Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th from 9 am to 4 pm (with a one-hour lunch break)
Intermediate to Advanced
In addition to the workshop registration fee, a material fee of $40.00 is payable to the instructor at the start of the workshop. Materials include warp, cotton twine, dowels, cordage, and yarn along with the rental of a loom, weaving comb, and batten. If students would like to purchase a loom, weaving comb, and batten, they can be purchased through the instructor before, during, or after the course.
About the Instructor
Tyrrell Tapaha is a sixth-generation weaver/fiber artist originally from the Four Corners area. His predominant medium is Diné-style weaving but his work encompasses the intergenerational pastoral lifeways handed down through family members and relatives willing to teach.
Tyrrell hand-processes all of his materials from sheep to loom, with the fiber being sourced from his family's flock of Navajo-Churro. Along with processing yarn and fiber for weaving, Tyrrell primarily uses natural/local flora as vegetal dyes for his yarn.
Tyrrell demonstrates modernity at its finest. Anyone who knows him on a personal level understands that his work ethic and mentality is the driving force in his career. It’s inspiring to see such a young artist pave their own way in life by emphasizing their uniqueness as an individual. Tyrrell is someone who leaves a kindred impression.
Many of Tyrrell’s works have been inspired by the community and love that is present within the Flagstaff area. It’s common to see him processing fiber and weaving in public spaces and functions. He engages and educates his audience about his medium, culture, and way of life. As an avid supporter of the Flagstaff arts scene, he’s always one to look out for.