Clear Sky Fiber Arts
the Producer of
Beautiful Spinning Fiber
Clear Sky Fiber Arts is a part of Clear Sky Alpacas, LLC located in Ionia, Michigan! Our herd of over 50 alpacas contribute their fiber each May for the delight of spinning fiber enthusiasts. We also turn their fiber into many beautiful products for your pleasure.
Our farm is home to alpacas of every color: gray, black, brown, fawn, beige, and white.
Ribbon winners and Champions in both the conformation ring and in fleece shows.
Fleece (raw and washed) / Batts, Rolags, Roving / Felt / Mix-ins
We provide fiber for both spinning and felting. Also “mix-ins” for your crafting pleasure! You can be assured that each of our 49 alpaca’s fleece is chosen for the best use each shearing season.
Fleece characteristics can change from year to year based on the environment (heat, lack of sunshine), stress to the alpaca (heat stress, shearing, showing), and nutrition (hay condition). These factors can cause the fleece to be beautiful, long in staple, and oh so soft, or can cause the fiber to be short and break. Rest assured that we always make sure that the fiber you purchase from us will make your final product the best it can be.
Mill Spun and Hand Spun Yarns - from our alpaca herd
Each alpaca’s fleece has a use, however, we selectively choose which will be used in the making of our yarn. Only the absolute best is chosen because we want to provide you with the VERY BEST YARN!
We have our mill spun yarn processed here in Michigan at Windy Acres Fiber Mill. Our hand spun skeins are spun beautifully by talented spinners.
Processed in small batches makes it possible to identify the alpaca whose fiber you are crafting with. Each label provides skein information and the alpaca’s name and photo.
Help Maintain an Alpaca / Receive Perks!
Several of our alpacas are available for sponsorship. When you sponsor an alpaca for a year, you help with the support of that alpaca. Our sponsors receive a variety of perks!
You receive in addition to a Sponsorship Certificate, a special invitation to shearing day, private meetings with your alpaca, and a 20% discount from our shop for the entire year of sponsorship plus much more!
A variety of products made with our alpaca fiber!
We love crafting with our alpaca and other fiber. This category contains our Hypo-allergenic Alpaca Dryer Balls, our Bird Nest Lining Balls, Wearables, and so much more.
All products are handcrafted. Many are one of a kind. This is the place for our inspirational items using our fiber that don’t fall into other categories. Grab your cup of coffee, sit back and relax as you peruse this part of our shop.
Key rings, lip balm and hand sanitizer holders, bookmarks, purses, and all things I handcraft using vinyl.
I begin hand crafting cute vinyl items during my hip replacement recovery. Everyone loved what I started with – alpaca and llama key rings. I began expanding the line with a variety of other animals, farm related themes, and of course crafting themes.
I continue to add additional vinyl items and designs so keep checking back.
If you see a design you love but would like a different color, contact me and we can chat!
Clear Sky Fiber Arts specializes in bringing our love of fiber and animals to you in amazing ways. Our beautiful spinning fibers are available in all the natural alpaca colors. Half our herd is white because I love to hand dye our alpaca fiber into an assortment of beautiful colors!
Do you use spinning fiber to make beautiful yarn or do you felt with fiber? We provide a wide assortment of fiber for your pleasure. Raw and washed alpaca grown on our farm in Central Michigan is offered in both natural and hand dyed colors. Do you prefer using processed fiber for your artist endeavors? Clear Sky Fiber Arts also makes gorgeous batts and rolags for our fiber loving friends. Prefer a blend of fibers? Oh yes, we provide blended fibers too!
Are you a knitter or a person that loves to crochet? We’ve got you covered…. Lovely yarns, both mill and hand-spun are available at Clear Sky Fiber Arts! Some are left in their natural colors; others are hand dyed here on our farm.
Maybe you aren’t interested in the fibers. That’s okay too because we have wonderful gift items that are available for your gift giving needs or to spoil yourself. Most of our gift items are handcrafted by us. We offer many unusual things. Take a peek and you’ll be surprised!
And who are we? Rick and Kathy Ainsworth, who, with a vision, moved from the big city to the quiet country many years ago. Our farm, located in central Michigan, is Veteran Owned and Operated! Why alpacas? We love animals, fiber, and fiber arts. Alpacas provided an unusual way to focus on our loves. Each of our alpacas is named, so don’t be surprised to find alpaca photos or their names on many of our products! We enjoy providing our fiber and gift items to others who appreciate the hand crafted.