• Springtime at Hubbell

    Hubbell Trading Post

    National Historic Site Arizona

Sheep Is Life

I-30-SIL-285-318

Dyeing wool

NPS Photograph

JULY 2014 - "SHEEP, WOOL AND WEAVING" WORKSHOP

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site hosts Sheep, Wool and Weaving workshops each summer. The next workshop will be in July of 2014.

Sheep, Wool and Weaving workshops began in 2000 to bring producer/livestock education, fiber arts and animal husbandry experiences into the local Navajo communities and to share the knowledge with other interested visitors.

At the Hubbell workshop you will learn the role Churro sheep play in Navajo culture and meet the Hubbell Trading Post NHS Navajo Churro sheep. Hands-on learning will include, dyeing, spinning, and weaving.

Bring your wool projects to share with other participants and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade of the cottonwood trees.

Did You Know?

Rug painting by Bertha Little.

Artists visiting Hubbell Trading Post in the early 1900s painted illustrations of Navajo rugs for J.L.Hubbell. He displayed the paintings on the wall in his rug room for weavers and visitors to admire. Today Navajo weavers still use these 81 illustrations for inspiration. More...