What are Spin Offs?
Dine Be’ iiná is dedicated in promoting economic self-sufficiency with sheep wool and sheep culture. Seasonally, across the Navajo Nation small communities gather to share fiber projects and create value added wool pieces. Spin offs are informal groups of sheep herders and wool/fiber enthusiasts that meet monthly to exchange knowledge about sheepherding, hands on learning of new fiber art techniques and anything that connects to the Navajo pastoral lifeway. Communities learn various topics of involving wool, hand carding, wool spinning, felting, wool dyeing, to Navajo weaving and many more.
We understand, many individuals are also interested in hosting their own Spin Off in their community, please give us a call, we can help you start!
Call (505)406-7428 for more information on host, locations/time, subject to change anytime.
Beclabito Spin Off
Meets every 2 weeks on Thursdays. Schedule
Beclabito Day School, FACE Classroom
Host, Melinda & Yvonne (505)860-7482/(505)406-7428
Ganado W.A.R.P. Spin Off Group
Meets the second Sunday of every month.
Host, Ilene’s residence (call for details on location) (505)406-7428/(928)255-2259
Window Rock Spin Off
Will host its first spin off Feb. 28, 2017 Flyer
Meets every 4th Saturday of every month. Scheduled events at the Navajo Nation Museum.
Navajo Nation Museum
Host, Clarenda & Lori (505)620-4327/(928)592-2813)/(505)406-7428
Tuba City Spin Off
JUNE 15th- Sheep Is Life Spin Off
Thursday, 9am to 4pm
Dine College, Tsaile, AZ
Call 505-406-7428 for more details!
For Spin Hosts:
Spin Off Handbook
A comprehensive guide to what you can expect as a host and how DBI can play a role in your spin off group. It also details information on policies regarding safety and participants attending. Includes a Spin Off Host agreement and other important information to make your spin off a success! Contact DBI if you have questions at (505)406-7428.