Chimayoweavers/Centinela Traditional Arts Since 1982

Our Yarns

As we produce a number of products for a variety of uses, we get different yarns from different sources.

The process we go through to bring raw wool to a handspun yarn is explained in Spinning. Our sources for raw wool are explained in Sheep and Wool.
The majority of our blanket-weight wool comes from a longstanding American wool mill, J.&H. Clasgens Company.   You can check out their  Color Card here.  Our blanket weight wool is a 4-ply woolen yarn.  We buy natural, undyed wools to dye with natural dyes, and their dyed yarns to be used mostly for our clothing items and smaller pieces..
Several years ago, our favorite supplier of rug yarns closed their doors.  They had supplied us with an exceptionally hard-wearing "cabled" wool yarn.  We still work with what we were able to have made before they shut down, but are still working to find an ideal replacement for our rug yarns.  We often ply up our blanket weight yarns to use for weaving rugs too..
We do some work with mill-spun churro yarns, from local wools and spun at a mill just on the other side of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Mora..
Irvin often works with a 50/50 wool/silk blend yarn that we purchase from Henry's Attic.