Velma Kee Craig, Diné Weaver

Velma Kee Craig, Diné Weaver. Mesa, AZ  |  2020

Though both of her grandmothers were weavers, Velma Kee Craig came to the artform later in life after they had passed. She was introduced to Barbara Teller Ornelas (2019 SFA Master-Apprentice Artist Awardee) through Barbara’s children and began studying with Barbara and her sister, Lynda Teller Pete, both master Diné weavers in Two Grey Hills tradition. She also studied books written by non-Native authors who learned from renowned Diné weavers and knowledge bearers, Hastiin Klah and Tiana Bighorse. Craig now teaches weaving to Dine students working to rekindle their family’s weaving tradition. She worked with Wayne Parkhurst, a beginning weaver and graphic artist.

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