Shepherd's Lamb: Churro Yarn
Our Churro yarn is available in a wide variety of colors, each of which was developed by the weavers and dyers at Tierra Wools Handweaving Workshop. The colors are based on the culture and landscape of Northern New Mexico where the sheep and weavers live: sky blue is Cielo (sky/heaven), while a slightly darker shade is Guadalupe, which refers to the color of the Virgen de Guadalupe's mantle – an iconic image throughout New Mexico. Deep, bright red is Chile Colorado (red chile), while medium brown, Piñon, reflects the color of the piñon nut, a local delicacy. You can find Ciruela (plum), Chokecherry (a local berry), Maize (corn), Green Chile, and Calabaza (squash) in kitchens throughout the valley, while Afternoon Storm, Anochecer (nightfall), Primavera (springtime), and Viento (wind) reflect the rhythms of a life lived close to the land.
Blanket weight Churro yarn comes in 4 oz skeins, approximately 225 yds/skein.
Rug weight Churro yarn comes in 4 oz skeins, approximately 112 yds/skein.