Study Groups

Tapestry/Navajo/Backstrap Study Group

Mesa Red Mountain Community College Red Mountain Campus near McKellips and Power Roads is the meeting place for the Tapestry/Navajo Weaving study group. It is in the Palo Verde Building, first classroom #114 on Saturday, September 8th from 9am-12:30pm. Oct. 6th and Nov. 10th are the next meetings there. We have plenty of room! Do come and join us. Email Sharie Monsam if you need directions. See our Face Book page: MCC Tapestry and Navajo weaving study group Our Guild also has a Face Book page: Telarana Weavers and Spinners Guild I hope you are a member of that also.


Coffee cans/lids or plastic containers/lids to put coffee grounds and peelings of vegetables/fruit. The MCC Red Mountain has a newly planted orchard with 9 fruit trees and has started a compost pile. The containers will be sent home with students to collect this material. Give to Sharie.

Boxes or we used to call them flats. When you are in the grocery stores, look down the beverage aisle and see if a soda pop representative is filling product. He/she will be happy to have you take the boxes. We need them for our children’s weaving project at Pueblo Grande Museum in February. Sharie is collecting these and will pre-cut them so they are ready to be warped.

Yarn suitable for Navajo weaving and tools (Forks) to be sent to Tohatchi High School in New Mexico. They have a class in Navajo weaving for interested students. They always need yarn and tools. A one-ply wool yarn like Brown Sheep brand or handspun is what is needed. Give to Sharie to mail.

The Board has agreed to donate to Adopt an Elder which is a non-profit that provides firewood, food, stoves and YARN to these elderly weavers. They will even post the finished rugs for sale and 100% of sales goes to the weaver. Adopt an Elder is for Navajos 75 years and older. See: They do wonderful work! Marie Nez is shown with her rug for sale.

Weavers Study Group

The Weavers Study Group meets the 3rd Monday of each month, 7 to 9 pm, Stapley Fire Station (west side between Southern & Broadway).

Contact Cindy Reynolds at  for locations and any changes.

Fourth Annual Fall Play Date

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8-5, Los Palmas Grand Clubhouse

We are gearing up for our fourth annual fall play date! This year each participant selects a 4-shaft structure with multiple treadlings from A Handweaver’s Pattern Book by Marguerite Davison. Each participant is to bring a dressed loom with theirchosen structure and copies of the page for handouts. (If you want to participate but can’t provide a warped loom, you are welcome to come.) There’s room for additional looms and weavers, contact Cindy Reynolds.

The day is lots of fun, many different floor and table looms to experience (I hear a small counter marche loom will be there). You can bring your lunch, or order sandwiches or salads from Kneaders to eat on the beautiful patio by the pool.

Current participants and structures:

Karen Z: page 78, Shadow Twill

Cindy R: page 13, Birdseye

Barb N: page 15, Swedish Rose Path

Sandy E: page 118, New Canaan Check

Karen K: page , Crackle

Winnie J: page 53, Undulating twill

Beki: page 77, Pique

Lee K: page 189, Johan D’s No. 34 Summer and Winter