How to Wash Fleece: the Henry Clemes Method Washing raw fleece is a straightforward process, though many different methods exist. This is Henry’s wool scouring method that he has refined through years of tinkering, with the goal being to consistently produce a clean wool fleece while being as efficient as possible with his time and…

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Hello there! We usually like to start our first newsletter of the year with a reflection on the recent past… but not this year. Two thousand and twenty is clearly not messing around. It is here to kick butt and take names. If the first week of the year has shown us anything, it is…

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Hello there! Thank you to everyone who supported us and other local and small businesses by Shopping Small on Small Business Saturday. As we said, the goal isn’t so much about bashing large corporations but about making conscious decisions when shopping and gift giving. One of the best gifts we heard about this year was…

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Looking for the perfect gift for a fiber-minded friend or family member? Need something to bring to your guild’s gift exchange? We’ve got you covered with this year’s Gift Guide, easily sorted into five different categories. Click on an item’s name in blue to be taken directly to that item’s page. ____________________________________________________________________________ Hot New Tools…

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We’ve all heard them: You have to turn the handle slowly or use a fur drum for fine fibers, carding fiber too many times create nepps and noils, and if you’re getting nepps and noils, it is definitely operator error. Let’s jump right into it by debunking one of the most persistent and complex myths.…

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I am so proud of how this year’s Lambtown Festival turned out! All of our board members and committee chairs put in countless hours throughout the year, working behind the scenes to make sure everything came out juuuuust right. When it was all said and done, 3,100 people came through the gates, making Lambtown Festival…

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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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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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