Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site

Fiber Arts

Thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 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 2021 and run into the Spring of 2022.  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 children 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.  These classes are made possible through a generous grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 The list of classes currently available:



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 are included.

To register for this class, click on one of the scheduled classes below:

October 2, 2021 (Closed)

October 30, 2021 (Closed)

November 13, 2021 (Closed)

November 27, 2021 (Closed)

January 8, 2022 (Closed)

January 22, 2022 (Closed)

February 5, 2022 (Closed)

February 19, 2022 (Closed)

The class series is now full.  Thank you for your participation.



Classes with Marilou Schultz, Diné

Introduction to Navajo Weaving


This class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Diné weaving by creating and weaving a small rug on a traditional upright loom. This class will be a series of at least 6 classes. This class is more appropriate for older teens through adults and some small purchases may be needed. Otherwise most of the materials will be provided such as the loom, warp and wool yarn.


Classes for 2021 will be held on October 16, 23; November 13, 27; December 11, 18. The class series is now full.  Thank you for your participation.