For over twenty years I have raised purebred Navajo-Churro sheep and continue to love the sheep and their fiber. Protecting and promoting this endangered heritage breed is my focus.
After serving in the U.S.Peace Corps I moved permanently to Taos where I make Navajo-Churro wool felt in my El Prado studio. Felt-making with the varied natural colors of Navajo-Churro fiber provides a flexible palette to create landscapes and free-form designs. These three foot by four foot panels stand alone (wall hangings, floor rugs, sofa throws) as well as material for cut-and-sewing into many products: tote and zipper bags, placemats, slippers, dog-beds…. The fiber is rewarding to work with and brings much enjoyment. Talking about the fiber and showing the products means talking about the sheep and the importance of landrace livestock breeds and historic genetic diversity they exhibit.