Betty Carlson


Betty Glynn Carlson has been a weaver since 1972, but when she discovered Navajo weaving, she felt a kinship with this simple way to weave that invites stillness and reflection. In the Navajo tradition, it has been said, “You must spin your warp threads strong to hold your prayers;” when Betty sits at her Navajo loom, she seeks to honor this tradition. Each rugs grows out of her contemplative practice, and in the process of weaving, the wool yarns are woven together with the threads of life. Betty’s rugs have been exhibited at juried shows in the Midwest, she regularly teaches Navajo weaving at the Weavers Guild of MN, and has taught at Sievers School of Fiber Arts in WI.