Navajo-Churro is a rare, ancient breed of sheep brought to the United States by the Spanish in the 16th century. The yarn produced from the wool
of this sheep is extremely durable and long lasting, and also has a beautiful sheen. In weaving, churro yarn makes excellent tapestries, the slight
fuzziness of the yarn giving lines a gentle blur. Churro is a natural choice for rugs because of its strength. It is also used for weaving traditional
Spanish jerga blankets and shawls, but because of its texture, it is best used for outer garments that will not be in contact with skin.
Our churro yarn is produced by Cerro Mojino Woolworks, a registered Navajo-Churro breeder in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, before it comes to us for dyeing.
The yarn is available in 3 weights:
Because these yarns are produced by smaller mills, all weights are approximate. Plied yarn may also be available.
All yarns are washed and mothproofed.
- Worsted weight - our most popular weight, generally in stock
Single ply, 175 yards per 4 oz. skein or 700 yards per pound
- Rug weight - special order
Single ply, 200 yards per 8 oz. skein (price adjusted for skein weight) or 400 yards per pound
- Thin weight - special order
Single ply, 250 yards per 4 oz. skein or 1000 yards per pound
$20.00 per 4 oz. skein
$19.00 each if 5 or more skeins are purchased
If you'd like to learn more about this amazing breed of sheep, you can go to www.navajo-churrosheep.com.