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Yampa Valley Fiberworks

Yampa Valley Fiberworks, which processes animal fleeces from all over the United States into yarn, opened its doors to the public in December.

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Lewis and Lorrae Moon run fleece through a machine that aligns and twists fibers for a stronger product. Photo by Erin Fenner

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Once cleaned and dried, the fleece is pushed through a belt into a small closed room: and it comes out looking like cotton candy. Photo by Erin Fenner

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Once the fleece is cleaned, fluffed and the fibers aligned; it is propped up on a table to be spun. Photo by Erin Fenner

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Alpaca, mixed with merino, is pushed through a machine that combs the fibers and aligns them. Photo by Erin Fenner

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Lorrae Moon hand-spun the wool her son's sheep produced. Fiberworks offers spinning classes. Photo by Erin Fenner

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