Winter Weaving with Churro!

It's still winter here and the sheep are still being fed, but there's a little bit of time between chores to get some weaving done. Here's a tapestry that Molly is making with natural and hand-dyed Churro yarn from our flock. As you can see in the photos below, our Churro sheep produce a variety of natural grey, tan, and white fleeces. One of the defining characteristics of Churro wool is that it takes dyes well, producing beautiful, rich, lustrous colors like the ones in the weaving below.

If you would like to learn to weave, Tierra Wools offers classes once a month all summer in the pastoral village of Los Ojos, New Mexico. Now's the time to call and sign up! For more info on classes, visit the Tierra Wools website at http://www.handweavers.com.

 Molly's Churro tapestry on the loom

Molly's Churro tapestry on the loom

 Each of the yarn colors waiting to be added to  the tapestry is organized into an individual hank, also referred to as a "butterfly."

Each of the yarn colors waiting to be added to  the tapestry is organized into an individual hank, also referred to as a "butterfly."

 Churro sheep at feeding time

Churro sheep at feeding time