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Navajo Churro Roving—Broadway and Grand

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Navajo Churro Roving—Broadway and Grand

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I'm so happy to be able to offer this Navajo Churro roving.   

    •    100% Navajo Churro wool, grown in the US

    •    Sustainably processed in the US

    •    hand-dyed with love . . . and professional grade acid dyes

This rare breed is descended from sheep brought to North America by the Spanish in the 17th century, and acquired by Navajo and Hopi tribes through raids and trading. Their numbers were decimated by the US government— first as a form of retaliation against the Navajo, then as part of “improvement” schemes—but have been recovering slowly since the 1970s, when their valuable characteristics and cultural importance to the Navaho were belatedly recognized. Navajo Churros are extremely hardy and resistant to disease. They are multicoated, with long guard hairs and a soft undercoat, and are found in a number of colors.

This roving comes from Mountain Meadow Wool Mill, a women-owned mill in Wyoming, and it combines both the undercoat and strong guard hairs. It will make very durable yarns and fabrics appropriate for rugs or other textiles that need to stand up to hard wear. Because it has not been combed, it contains a bit of vegetable matter and fibers of all lengths. As a carded preparation, it is ideal for all types of woolen spinning, including long draw.

I use professional grade acid dyes that are light-fast and wash-fast, and I strive to run my dye studio in an environmentally-sensitive way.

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I'm so happy to be able to offer this Navajo Churro roving.   

    •    100% Navajo Churro wool, grown in the US

    •    Sustainably processed in the US

    •    hand-dyed with love . . . and professional grade acid dyes

This rare breed is descended from sheep brought to North America by the Spanish in the 17th century, and acquired by Navajo and Hopi tribes through raids and trading. Their numbers were decimated by the US government— first as a form of retaliation against the Navajo, then as part of “improvement” schemes—but have been recovering slowly since the 1970s, when their valuable characteristics and cultural importance to the Navaho were belatedly recognized. Navajo Churros are extremely hardy and resistant to disease. They are multicoated, with long guard hairs and a soft undercoat, and are found in a number of colors.

This roving comes from Mountain Meadow Wool Mill, a women-owned mill in Wyoming, and it combines both the undercoat and strong guard hairs. It will make very durable yarns and fabrics appropriate for rugs or other textiles that need to stand up to hard wear. Because it has not been combed, it contains a bit of vegetable matter and fibers of all lengths. As a carded preparation, it is ideal for all types of woolen spinning, including long draw.

I use professional grade acid dyes that are light-fast and wash-fast, and I strive to run my dye studio in an environmentally-sensitive way.