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Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial

Fiber Arts

Bosque Redondo Memorial and NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces are partnering to offer a series of weaving classes: Las Aranas Spinners and Weavers Guild and Navajo Weaving Series with Marilou Schutlz.  The classes will begin in the fall of 2020 and run into the Spring of 2021.  The classes will be limited in number and it is imperative that participants have internet connection and devices with camera and audio to use the Zoom platform.  Classes will be open to kids and adults. See the individual classes for details.


There are no fees for the classes and we will send most of all the supplies that you will need. There maybe some requirements to purchase items and if so, that will be included in the description.

 The list of classes currently:

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How to weave coasters

Weaving Navajo Style Coasters with Las Arana's Spinners & Weavers Guild

Open to 4H members and any interested youth. Limit of 10 participants per class - October 24th. All supplies are provided.

Click here for the 4-H project guidelines. Registration is now closed.


Las Aranas Spinners & Weavers Guild

Introduction to Spinning and Weaving

Learn to spin your own yarn from different types of roving using a drop spindle. Then using a portable loom, learn basic Navajo tapestry techniques. This class is open to anyone. All supplies included.

Class Schedule - November 7 or 21st, 2020

Classes are full. All supplies included.


Classes with Marilou Schultz

Introduction to Navajo Weaving

This class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Dine weaving by creating and weaving a small rug on a traditional upright loom. This class will be a series of at least 7 classes. This class is more appropriate for older teens through adults and some small purchases needed. Otherwise most of the materials will be provided such as the loom, warp and wool yarn.

Class Schedule - Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2020. Class is full.