"Last month, right before the Costal Caravan got on its way, Charlie Bishop gave us (Jay Carroll and Jou-Yie Chou) a tour of his families’ 100 year old woolen mill near the Oregon/Washington boarder. The mill is a massive structure, a labyrinth of raw wool, spools of thread and machinery, some equipment being as long as a football field. Bishop walked us through the entire process, from the sorting of raw wool to cutting and finishing the fabric. There are rooms dedicated to vat dyeing, rooms with machines that are constantly weaving, and rooms blanketed in humidity to keep special threads from breaking. I was taken by the rattle and hum of all the different machines, detailed in the video above."