Yarn Shop BACK IN STOCK!
We are offering a beautiful collection of limited edition weaving yarns featuring Diné grown Navajo-Churro wool sourced directly from the Navajo Nation. Every dollar of your purchase supports a social enterprise dedicated to preserving and protecting Navajo-Churro sheep on the Navajo Nation.
How Can You Get Involved?
One of the best ways to support us is buying yarn! We are also continuing to fundraise to support our operations in 2022. Learn more about our efforts to support critically endangered Navajo-Churro sheep flocks and find out how YOU can get involved today.
Kelly Skacy, Diné shepherd
The sheep feed us, clothe us, and reassure us that they’re still holding onto this land for us.
Nikyle Begay, Founder, Diné shepherd and fiber artist
“Sheep Is Life” is the culture of my people. We’re taught that when we care for the sheep, they’ll care for us, providing sustenance, warmth, and life lessons.
Irene Bennalley, Diné shepherd and fiber artist
The sheep are like our parents. They feed us and give us comfort from the cold.
SpinOff Magazine: Meet the Rainbow Fiber Co-Op
Diné shepherds and ancestral flocks of Navajo-Churro sheep are weathering a pandemic and poor wool prices. You can help support a Diné-owned wool co-op organized to support flocks on the Navajo Nation. Feature article by Nikyle Begay.
The Rainbow Story
The “Rainbow” in our project name is tied to an origin story of T’áá Dibé—the First Sheep. Beautiful brown sheep are considered a special blessing to a flock from the Rainbow People and the Sun God. This is the story as told by Nikyle Begay.
The History of Navajo-Churro Sheep
Diné philosophy, spirituality, and sheep are intertwined like wool in the strongest weaving. Sheep symbolize the Good Life, living in harmony and balance on the land. Read more from Diné be'iiná (The Navajo Lifeway).