Shepherd's Lamb Yarn & Pelts

Moisture-wicking, durable, fire resistant fleeces keep our flock warm through the winter. The sheep are happy to share their coats with you for your own creative projects! We offer pelts and hand-dyed yarns from two different types of sheep: Navajo-Churro and Rambouillet

Our extensive color selection was crafted to reflect the colors of northern New Mexico. Our Churro and Rambouillet yarn collections are hand-dyed using low-impact prepared powder dyes, a process that is well suited to the dry regions of the western US because it requires very little water. In addition, we regularly offer limited-edition batches of all-natural, plant-dyed yarns in both the Churro and Rambouillet collections. Check back often to see what new and exciting colors have just emerged from the dye pots!

 
 
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churro yarn

Our Churro yarn collection comes in two different weights, blanket and rug, which are roughly equivalent to worsted and bulky weight. These collections are ideal for large and small weaving projects—Churro yarns have long been the preferred choice for traditional Southwestern weavings. Click here to view our Churro Sample Card.

 

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Rambouillet Yarn

Our Rambouillet yarn collection is a two-ply sport weight that is best suited to knitting and crocheting projects. A descendant of the Merino breed, Rambouillet sheep are known for producing exceptionally soft and lofty wool. Rambouillet yarn takes dye well, resulting in soft, colorful fibers that are an excellent choice for apparel items. 

 

Natural Plant-Dyed Yarns

Our Limited-Edition yarn collections are hand-dyed with all-natural plant dyes. These natural dyes are made with plant ingredients like blue aster, black walnut, cochineal, indigo, and yellow onion skins. The natural dye process is time consuming and labor-intensive: the yarn may be in the dyebath from four hours to two days depending on the desired color. Most of our natural dye materials are gathered by hand from the northern New Mexico region. Natural Dye collections are available in both Rambouillet and Churro. Due to the small-batch nature of our natural dye process, availability may vary. 

 

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Pelts

Lamb pelts add a wonderful decorative and functional touch to your home. Drape one of our pelts over a rocking chair or a sofa for a rustic yet refined touch. A large multicolored pelt makes a bold statement in front of a fireplace. Or try a soft, white pelt as a bedside rug - perfect for your toes on cold mornings! And don't forget your faithful companions—Shepherd's Lamb premium lamb pelts make excellent crate or bed liners for dogs and cats.

Each Shepherd's Lamb premium lamb pelt has unique coloring, texture, shape, and size. If you are interested in purchasing a pelt from Shepherd's Lamb please call us at (575) 588-7792 or email us at shepherd@valornet.com so that we can discuss our pelts with you and find the one that perfectly suits your needs.