19th Annual “Sheep Is Life” Celebration Set with Weeklong Events


Celebrate the Navajo sheep culture and pastoral lifeways this summer: Co sponsored by the Land Grant Office of Diné College

SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO—Dine Be’ Iiná Inc. and Diné College are partnering to host the 19th Annual Sheep is Life weeklong celebration filled with workshops and lectures focused on the Navajo sheep culture and spirituality. Sheep Is Life will be held June 15-20, 2015 at the Diné College Campus in Tsaile, Arizona.

Registration information is available at www.navajolifeway.org.

Dine CollegeLogoSheep is Life is a gathering for all weavers, artists and those who love sheep, wool, fiber arts and the diverse cultures that have maintained these lifeways for thousands of years. Sheep is Life also focuses on the role of raising awareness on the role of the Navajo-Churro sheep in the evolution of Navajo weaving; special qualities of Navajo-Churro wool, meat and survival rates; and economic development for small scale sheep and wool producers. Everyone is welcome. Bring tools, spindles, sheep, wool, art and creativity to share.

Pre-Celebration Fiber Arts Workshops from June 15-19, 2015. The workshops will include weaving, twill weaving, hand spinning, carding, wool dyeing, vest felting, sash belt, horse cinch weaving, lead rope braiding, Kumihimo braiding, and advance weaving techniques.

FREE public events will be held on June 19-20, 2015, which include sheep and wool shows, speakers, workshops, vendor, tasting event, youth activities, seminars, sheep to loom demonstrations, Navajo fiber show/store and many more.



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