Desertchurrosrovings

Navajo Churro Sheep Roving

Acton, California On Etsy since 2015

Desertchurrosrovings

Navajo Churro Sheep Roving

Acton, California | 164 Sales

Announcement    Hello Everyone,
2019 has been a very satisfying year. I am so pleased to see that weavers from all over the country are enjoying using the Navajo Churro Sheep wool for their projects. This year in June I attended the Sheep is Life Celebration in Shiprock, New Mexico put on by the Navajo-led 501 (c) 3 Non Profit - Dine Be Ina Inc. (Navajo Lifeway). The organization's goal is to preserve, protect and promote the Navajo way of Life. The Navajo Churro Sheep Association meeting was held at the same time. It was very satisfying to be part of the gathering and to observe the fine work of the Navajo - spinning, weaving, fiber preparation.
I also visited with Irene Bennalley at her ranch in Newcomb, New Mexico - near the Toadlena Trading Post. Irene is a Two Grey Hills weaver and shepherd. Irene has been weaving all of her life and produces fine tapestries and rugs on commission. She is also a weaving teacher and can be contacted at 505-793-8038. I saw the ram which I transported to her last year. He is thriving and his progeny are beautiful. Irene is very happy with him.

Upcoming Shows I'll be attending and selling Roving and yarn:
Vista Fiber Festival - October 4-5, 2019
Handweavers of the Valley, Exeter October 27, 2019

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Last updated on Aug 11, 2019

Hello Everyone,
2019 has been a very satisfying year. I am so pleased to see that weavers from all over the country are enjoying using the Navajo Churro Sheep wool for their projects. This year in June I attended the Sheep is Life Celebration in Shiprock, New Mexico put on by the Navajo-led 501 (c) 3 Non Profit - Dine Be Ina Inc. (Navajo Lifeway). The organization's goal is to preserve, protect and promote the Navajo way of Life. The Navajo Churro Sheep Association meeting was held at the same time. It was very satisfying to be part of the gathering and to observe the fine work of the Navajo - spinning, weaving, fiber preparation.
I also visited with Irene Bennalley at her ranch in Newcomb, New Mexico - near the Toadlena Trading Post. Irene is a Two Grey Hills weaver and shepherd. Irene has been weaving all of her life and produces fine tapestries and rugs on commission. She is also a weaving teacher and can be contacted at 505-793-8038. I saw the ram which I transported to her last year. He is thriving and his progeny are beautiful. Irene is very happy with him.

Upcoming Shows I'll be attending and selling Roving and yarn:
Vista Fiber Festival - October 4-5, 2019
Handweavers of the Valley, Exeter October 27, 2019

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I love the Navajo Churro breed of Sheep and their wool

My love of the Navajo Churro sheep and their wool is an evolving story. I started out working my herding dogs - Australian shepherds, with different sheep, I then progressed to getting interested in raising Navajo Churro sheep for their wool. I liked the idea of preserving this wonderful breed of sheep. I love caring for the churros and breeding for excellent wool quality. I have my wool carefully processed and I enjoy learning about how these fibers can be used - from rugs to blankets. I have two looms and am learning about weaving rugs and other projects suitable for this wool. Along the way, I am meeting amazingly talented weavers and spinners who are very generous with their time and knowledge.

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