Our undyed wool yarn comes from a small 8-acre farm tucked away in the hills of Escondido just outside San Diego county. Here our textile artist lives and gives hospice to a small herd of alpacas and Navajo churro sheep.
Navajo churros are the best fiber sheep for the hot, dry, shrubby environment in Escondido. They are tolerant of the heat and woody terrain while producing beautiful long fibers that the Navajo people would traditionally use for their handwoven rugs.
This fiber has been sheared and spun by hand and is undyed and untreated- perfect for you to try out dyeing with—we recommend natural plant dyes!
Natural Color of this wool is light grayish tan.
This Fiber Content is 100% Navajo Churro wool.
- Navajo Churro Sheep’s Wool
- Sheep raised, sheared and wool spun into yarn—all by hand—in Escondido, Southern California
- Put-up: 50g (40 yards or 120 feet)
- Put-up: 100g (80 yards or 240 feet)
- Sport weight
- Undyed and untreated
- Long Fibers
- Best for tapestry, rugs, and blanket weaving
- Ready to take dye
- Made in the USA by a woman owned and run small business on a small farm
We love and use foraged or gardened plant materials, such as chamomile, calendula, marigolds, Japanese indigo, black hollyhocks, Hopi Sunflowers, Hopi Amaranth, Hibiscus petals, and even Onion Skins, Avocado Skins and Pits, Blueberries that are starting to go soft and so on. You may need a mordant with most, but can usually use food friendly mordants, such as alum, as well.
There are also many dye kits available on Etsy for natural plant dyes that include the mordant if needed (or tell you where to find it). Read the reviews and product descriptions carefully!
PACKAGING IS plastic free
SHIPS FROM Washington State, Pacific Northwest, USA