Tó Pattern Collection Water and the lack of it are always deep concerns in the desert southwest. Tó (pronounced "Toh") is the Navajo word for water. Many places on the reservation are named for natural springs or other water sources. For example: Iyanbito translates to Buffalo Springs, Naakaiibito translates to Mexican Springs, Tohatchi (Tó'háách'id) translates to Water was dug out with hands. As water can often be scarce in these lands, it is revered and deeply important for the many tribes in the southwest. The clouds and rain of the monsoon season are always welcomed. The designs in this pattern collection represent Tressa and Jen's interpretation of the rain and clouds that they cherish.
Purchase the Tó Pattern Collection The Tó Pattern Collection can be purchased on Etsy, Payhip, and Ravelry.
Four Corners Yarns Four Corners Yarns supports Indigenous and rural artists and shepherds in the Four Corners region of the United States. They strive to promote the use of small farm fibers from regional rural and Indigenous shepherds. They prioritize paying fair wages to their hand spinners and fair market prices to the shepherds who provide the wool used in their yarns.
Flag Wool Knit-along Purchase the Tó Pattern Collection and yarn during the 2021 Virtual Flag Wool & Fiber Festival and get ready to join us for a knit-along during the month of June. Tag your Instagram and Facebook photos with #flagwoolKAL to share the progress on your Tó Tam and Tó Cowl.
DigDeep's Navajo Water Project More than 150 years ago, the Navajo and many other tribes signed treaties with the federal government giving up their land in exchange for funding of things like housing, infrastructure, and health care. But for decades that hasn't happened.
Currently, 1 in 3 Navajo do not have access to a sink or a toilet and are 67 times more likely than other Americans to live without running water. The Navajo Water Project is an Indigenous-led, community-managed utility alternative that works to rectify this injustice and bring hot and cold running water to homes without access to water or sewer lines.
From June 5-6, 2021, 20% of Tó Pattern Collection sales and sales of Four Corners Yarns purchased to make the patterns was donated to the Navajo Water Project.