Henry and Roy Clemes: Fiber Art Woodworkers and Equipment Builders

How does your yarn get to you from a sheep once it has been sheared? Are you able to participate in the process? Henry and Roy Clemes will present the steps in the selecting and preparing fleece that you can spin into yarn to achieve your perfect knitting project.

Fiber preparation of the sheared and washed fleece using a flicker, Lock Pop, hand cards, blending board, and drum carder will be demonstrated. Characteristics of breeds for spinning will be discussed. Understanding woolen- vs worsted-spun yarn and deciding which will produce the type of fiber you want for your project will be discussed. Spinning will be demonstrated. (Have you ever spun? It’s so relaxing!)

Also covered will be how and where to obtain fleeces ready to spin and which breeds are available in our area.

A lifelong woodworker and small business owner, Henry Clemes has been building fiber art equipment for over 50 years. Roy, Henry’s son, grew up in his family’s woodshop and is president of Lambtown Festival, the largest sheep and wool show in California. Together they have introduced many innovations to the fiber arts community, and their equipment is known for being not only thoughtfully engineered, but visually pleasing and durable as well. They regularly consult and instruct spinners, felters, fiber growers, and professional fiber artists in the use of drum carders for fiber prep.

This program was suggested by member Ellen Moilanen.

The NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, June 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. (Meeting ID 810 7427 2563 Password eve)

Direct Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81074272563?pwd=M2Yvem9rdzUwWmpScTBXeENneVVDdz09

The DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Zoom. (Meeting ID 869 0045 9581 Password day)

Direct Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86900459581?pwd=M2dtN3hzZ1IyaytUK1JJd3lkNEJjQT09