Roy Kady Natural Dyeing Demonstration
The Moab Museum is pleased to announce days of programming with master weaver, Roy Kady, from October 19-21, 2023, in conjunction with the current temporary exhibition on display at the Moab Museum, The People’s Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture.
On Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kady will deliver a demonstration on the Moab Museum West Lawn on traditional natural wool dyeing. Kady will be preparing three dye baths using vegetal dyes with locally foraged plants and dyeing skeins of Navajo-Churro sheep wool. Attendees will learn how local plants become pigments and see the vibrant array of colors that can be made from vegetal dyes.
About Roy Kady: Roy Kady is a master weaver, who first learned weaving and sheep herding from his mother when growing up in Goat Spring, Arizona on the outskirts of Teec Nos Pos. He is renowned today for his masterful weaving and versatile designs: from traditional patterns to innovative pictorials. He has advocated for the continued vitality of flocks of Navajo Churro sheep through involvement with numerous organizations and has shared his passion and expertise for weaving through teaching and demonstrating both regionally and across the country.
About the exhibition: The Moab Museum is honored to present The People’s Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture, a celebration of the magnificent weavings created by the Diné (which means “the people” in Navajo). Diné textiles reflect the concept of hózhóó, or balance and harmony, which is reflected in the primarily symmetrical designs. Balance and harmony bring beauty and a sense of well-being. The People’s Tapestry provides a space for storytelling by The People through weaving demonstrations and approximately 100 textiles displayed in the spirit of historic trading posts across the four corners region. More information can be found at https://moabmuseum.org/exhibition/the-peoples-tapestry/.