Spinning wool is not easy to learn. It takes some time and some investment to learn. First, I read about how spinning worked and watched a lot of YouTube videos. I had to learn what made spinning easier or more difficult. The word for sheep wool in Diné bizaad is […]

Working with Wool Pt. 2: From Sheep to a Traditional ...

These days, it isn’t every day Navajos work with raw sheep’s wool or even think about crafting with yarn to make something wearable. Though sheep and goats are the traditional and cultural animals most raised by my Navajo people and other tribes of the Southwest, fewer people farm animals than […]

Working with Wool Pt. 1: Shearing, Skirting and Scouring