Navajo Weaving Workshop

  • Weaving on a vertical loom
    Weaving on a vertical loom

Learn the art of weaving from renowned Navajo weavers.

July 9–14, 2018

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457.  Steeped in the history and traditions of Navajo weaving, our scholars are renowned for their exquisite Two Grey Hills textiles. In this hands-on workshop, learn the art of weaving on location in Canyon de Chelly and Window Rock, the heart of the Navajo Nation. Hear personal Navajo narratives about coming of age and the importance of weaving stories into textiles.


  • Learn about Navajo culture and history.
  • Become proficient at weaving, gaining skills to take home.
  • Visit the Navajo Nation Museum.

About this Program

  1. Scholar
  2. Accommodations
  3. What to Expect
  4. Details

Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete are 5th-generation master Navajo weavers, who specialize in the Two Grey Hills style. This style is identified primarily by a double-diamond, intricate geometric design. Barbara and Lynda learned to weave when they were very young. They were raised at the Two Grey Hills Trading Post in New Mexico, where their father, Sam Teller, worked. Their mother, Ruth, demonstrated weaving at the trading post, attracting a constant flow of tourists.

All nights are spent in comfortable hotels and motels. Shared accommodations based on double occupancy; single accommodations are available for an additional fee of $400.

Create your own masterpiece during the Navajo Weaving workshop. There are some physical requirements associated with this trip. Please read below to learn more:

There may be opportunities for short hikes in Canyon de Chelly time permitting. You must also be comfortable with sitting for an extended period of time while weaving or driving to other locations. The longest drive is approximately two hours. During the trip, you may be visiting remote locations with limited amenities. There is the possibility of stopping at gas stations for bathroom stops. The elevation during the trip may increase to above 7000 ft. You may consider arriving a day or two in advance to acclimate, especially if coming from sea level. If you are concerned about your ability to do any of these activities, please consult your physician.

Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on July 9, 2018, until departure from Albuquerque on July 14, 2018. Transportation to and from Albuquerque is your responsibility.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Crow Canyon Sales and Enrollment Specialist, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321-9408, or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations become effective on the date received. The following penalty schedule applies: On or before May 9, 2018, $200 handling fee; after May 9, 2018, forfeiture of all payments.

Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's programs and admission practices are open to applicants of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California CST 2059347-50

Tuition & Reservation

$2,395 (member*)
$2,520 (nonmember)
*Minimum $100 level (see Membership)

Deposit: $400
Balance due: May 9, 2018

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation on or before May 9, 2018, $200 handling fee; after May 9, 2018, forfeiture of all payments. See details tab for more information.

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  Call our sales and enrollment specialist:
     800.422.8975, ext. 457
     M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)

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