Weaving is a legacy in the Teller Family.
Grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, and cousins have produced award-winning rugs and are featured in numerous publications. Lynda and her family are known for weaving rugs in the traditional Two Grey Hills pattern. Identified primarily by a double-diamond layout, intricate geometric design using
As the youngest child in a family of weavers, Lynda was raised in an atmosphere that encouraged creativity. Weaving was viewed as a “way of life,” and weaving lessons were mandatory. Lynda won her first weaving award at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremony at age twelve, in the Juvenile Textiles Category. Garnering other weaving awards, Lynda set aside other forms of artwork while she attended Arizona State University and relied on weaving to pay for tuition and books. Her mother also sold rugs to offset college costs. After college, and a 20 year weaving hiatus, Lynda re-focused on weaving as a priority and took First
Lynda and her sister Barbara teach Navajo Weaving workshops. In their workshops, they share their family’s rich heritage of Navajo Weaving. Telling their stories, they give the workshop participant a glimpse into seven generations of enduring Navajo Weaving. Each of their tapestries
Lynda’s maternal Grandmother, Susie Tom
Lynda’s mother Ruth Teller, her maternal aunt Margaret Yazzie, and her older sisters, Barbara and Rosann instilled the belief that beauty and harmony should be woven into every rug. Today, Lynda Teller Pete continues to carry on this tradition.