How to Work with Wool

Wool Processing                                                            

In Sheep’s Clothing: A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool

Nola Fournier and Jane Fournier

Interweave Press LLC, Loveland CO. 1995.



Spindle Spinning From Novice to Expert

Connie Delaney

Kokovoko Press, KY. 1998.

Hands On Spinning

Lee Raven

Interweave Press LLC, CO. 1987.

Productive Spindling

Spindle Spinning in the Early 21st Century.

Amelia Garripoli

Ask the Bellwether, Port Angeles, WA.  2009.


Navajo Weaving Way: The Path From Fleece to Rug

Noel Bennett and Tiana Bighorse

Interweave Press LLC, Loveland CO. 1997.

How to Weave the Navajo Way

Mary Walker, Liz Munk, Jennie Slick

Weaving in Beauty, LLC.  Tempe AZ.  2010.

Available by mail from this website.                                     

Weaving a Rug Navajo Style!

Caroline M. Spurgeon


Weaving the Navajo Way

How to Create Rugs, Miniatures and More!

Caroline M. Spurgeon


This book is similar to the 2004 edition but with additional information.


Navajo and Hopi Weaving Techniques

Mary Pendleton

Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc. NY. NY. 1974.


Wool Dying

Craft of the Dyer: Colour from Plants and Lichens

Karen Leigh Casselman

Dover Publications, Inc. New York. 1993.

Navajo and Hopi Dyes

Bill Rieske

Historic Indian Publishers, Salt Lake City, Utah.  1994.

Rug Making

The Shepherd’s Rug: A Braided Wool Rug From Roving

Letty Klein and Ann Brown

Oak Woods Media. 2006.

Locker Hooking Basics

Pam Dyer

Dyers Wool, CO. 2005.

Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Techniques and Designs

Amy Oxford

Schiffer Publishing Ltd., PA. 2003.

More Interesting Reading

Weaving a Navajo Blanket

Gladys A. Reichard

Dover Publications, Inc.  New York. 1974. 

Unabridged republication of the original 1936 edition formerly titled Navajo Shepherd and Weaver.

The author spent four summers (1930 – 1933) living and working with a Navajo family, where she learned to spin, dye, and weave.  

Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave

Monty Roessel

Lerner Publishing Group , Inc.  1995.