Blending Board Primer with Henry Clemes


Time: Friday, September 30th 9a.m.-4p.m.


Location: Dixon May Fairgrounds in Dixon, CA


Workshop Description: Learn the basic techniques and use of a blending board from one of its original designers! The class will not only demonstrate the versatility of the blending board - blending fibers of various types, lengths, and colors - but also the strength of the blending board - quickly preparing fiber in rolags for woolen spinning. All carding and blending will be done on Clemes & Clemes Blending Boards with each student using their own board. All materials, boards, and tools will be provided by the instructor.


Experience Level: No experience necessary


Students Should Bring: Any fibers they would like advice on regarding use on the blending board. Portable spinning device of their choice for sampling – wheel, drop spindle, or e-spinner.


Instructor will supply: All materials and equipment


Materials Fee: $40 included in workshop price


Workshop Pricing: This year’s workshop pricing is a flat rate for half-day or full-day workshops, with up to two low-income spaces per class*.

*To get the low-income student pricing of 25% off workshop cost (not including materials fee), use the code "202L" in the shopping cart. Please note: We will not disclose which students received low-inome pricing and all students will be treated equally by Lambtown Festival and our instructors.


Covid-19 Policy: Covid-19 vaccination is required for in-person workshops, which will be held indoors, and masks may be required depending on the situation at the time. Please upload your proof of vaccination now to save time on the day of your workshop.


Instructor Bio: A lifelong woodworker and small business owner, Henry has been building fiber art equipment for almost 50 years and drum carders for over 40 years. He and his son 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.

Blending Board Primer