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RB Burnham Trading Company

Due to a high volume of inquiries for Navajo Weaving tools, I have contacted several organizations and have received feedback from other weavers for a one stop shop for all things related to Navajo Weaving.  These include wool, wool coloring, looms, battens, combs, shuttles and all other weaving essentials.  According to the information and feedback I gathered, one of the most trusted and helpful organizations is: RB Burnham Trading Company Highway 191 Sanders, AZ Contact:  Sheri Burnham Phone:  (928) 688-2777 sheri@rbburnhamtrading.com We have also learned that they are also very supportive of the Adopt-a-Native Elder program (www.anelder.org), which is near and dear to our hearts at NavajoWeaver.com....

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Wool Cards

Once the sheep have been sheared and the wool has been cleaned, one of the first steps taken to prepare the wool for spinning is carding the wool fibers.  Most Navajo children are introduced to this activity to help them get familiar with the rug making process.  The traditional cards, like all the other tools, may look similar but every weaver usually has a...

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Weft Stick Shuttles

Shuttles carry the weft through the warp strings. You can never have enough shuttles. The colors become what the weaver creates. Patterns emerge as the rug...

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Hand Spindles

Every spindle is individually unique. The balance of the spindle is very important. The height and width of whorl are key. The age and use can be seen in favorite...

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Traditional Combs & Forks

Weaving combs come in a variety of styles. Smaller combs are used for finishing. Wider combs are used for larger tapestries. They are typically handmade from hard...

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