The name "Anasazi" was given by the Navahos to rival Native Americans living on this continent. Roughly translated it means "Ancient Enemy". The Hopi tribe are descended from the Anasazi. To my knowledge needle woven jewelry of this kind is no longer being created by Native American people.

I'm still working on mastering needle woven Anasazi style jewelry. The design possibilities are endless. I feel as if I have stumbled upon an art form that is grand and glorious and worthy of all the skill and hard work it demands.

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I use C-Lon bead cord for the warp and DMC embroidery floss for this Needle Woven Beaded Necklace . C-lon is a very strong beading cord used in Kumihimo, a Japanese fiber art. The beads are a blue-ish green glass. Because of the weight of glass beads regular cotton warp thread would not be strong enough and eventually under the weight of the beads the warp threads would break. These necklaces are a lot of work and I want them to last a long time. I'm now investigated other kinds of cord to use for the weft, something that will be very strong yet brightly colored and beautiful.


This necklace is beaded with pink and faceted green beads.


This necklace is beaded with silvery metal beads. It was needle woven by hand on my Peacock loom.



I made this distaff for my Country Craftsman spinning wheel out of five stair balusters. It still needs to be sanded and stained to match the wheel.

**peacock loom**
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I now have four looms. But by far this is my favorite. It is a "Peacock Loom" made in the forties. Has lovely little hand carved gears which keep the warp snug as a bug in a rug.

**spinning wheel**
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