Posts by Roy Clemes

Estes Park Wool Market 2019

The Estes Park Wool Market has the best scenery of any sheep and wool festival in the country, hands down. Check out that view through the windows of our classroom. We had great students at the Wool Market this year as we taught Anything But Batts, Intro to Blending, and Exploring the Drum Carder. During…

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PLY Away IV

Just 40 hours after vending ended at DFW Fiber Fest (check my previous post for more on that), our first classes at PLY Away started in Kansas City, 500 miles away. And, yes, that’s a TV in the middle of the room. We’ve gone digital with part of the presentation of Exploring the Drum Carder,…

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DFW Fiber Fest 2019

It’s good to be home after a couple weeks on the road for DFW Fiber Fest and PLY Away, but we really enjoyed our time on the road. I’ll start with DFW Fiber Fest; check my next post for PLY Away. Photos are admittedly few and far between as I was a little under the…

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The Last Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat

Last month, we attended the 20th and final Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat in Tacoma, Washington, at the Hotel Murano. We had a great – though bittersweet – time as we bid farewell to Suzanne and Cornie, who spent two decades planning and hosting the premier knitting retreat in the Pacific Northwest.  But first… we had…

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Shearing Day at Meridian Jacobs

Shearing day at Meridian Jacobs is one of my favorite days of the year – it’s a little hectic and a lot of fun. If you haven’t seen shearing day at a local farm, I highly recommend finding out when the next one is. Most local farms will let you watch their shearing, but if…

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Felt Workshop at The Tin Thimble

Last Saturday we taught a Blending Board workshop at The Tin Thimble in Loomis, CA. This workshop was a fun challenge for us as The Tin Thimble’s focus is felting, rather than spinning, knitting, and weaving – though they are branching out with new classes they are offering in each of those disciplines. First, here’s…

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How Good Clean Fiber Works

We travel the country to teach and vend at around a dozen fiber festivals or sheep and wool shows each year. At these shows, we are able to get to know the fiber producers we purchase from and take a good look at every single fleece we purchase. This lets us make sure the fleece…

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How Good Clean Fiber is Changing the Way Fleece is Bought and Sold

“The times, they are a changing…” Yep, it’s cliché, and yep, its completely true. When Henry started our family business in 1971, finding quality wool to work with – let alone vegetable-matter free wool – was nearly impossible. Sheep here in the U.S. were grown for meat – plain and simple. Wool was an afterthought,…

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Why We Created Good Clean Fiber

Good Clean Fiber is our brand new subscription service delivering premium, washed, ready to process fleece right to your door. While we are incredibly proud of what we’ve created, we didn’t set out with the intention of changing the way that fleece is bought or creating a more direct link between fiber producers and users.…

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