WHAT FIBRE PROCESSING SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
- Opening into ‘fluff’
- Carding into batts or sliver
- Gilling into roving
- Spinning into single or plyed yarn
- Spinning into chunky core-spun rug yarn
- Winding into hanks or cones
WHAT FIBRES DO YOU SPIN?
We are currently only spinning sheep wool. If you have other fibres which you would like to have processed, please contact us to discuss this.
WHAT TYPE OF MILL ARE YOU?
We are a semi-worsted mill.
WHAT FIBRE LENGTHS CAN YOU SPIN?
We can spin fibres between approximately 6 – 20cm (2.5″- 8″) in length. This measurement of the fibres is taken when the fibres crimp is stretched out.
We can prepare and card shorter fibres.
WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE FOR MY YARNS AFTER SPINNING?
We offer finished yarn on cones or in hanks/skeins.
IF I JUST WANT MY FIBRE PREPARED AND CARDED HOW CAN I HAVE IT BACK?
Your fibre will go though our opener before it is carded, as this will give you a far superior result to that of just carded fibre. Our carder will then be able to produce your fibre into sliver or 100cm (40″) wide batts (smaller widths available on request).
DO YOU HAVE A RUG YARN MAKER?
YES – we can spin your fibres into chunky core-spun yarn suitable for weaving rugs, chunky knitting and crochet and arm knitting.
CAN YOU BLEND FIBRES?
YES – we can blend fibres at the carder or the gill. At this stage you could have it back as sliver or roving if you do not require us to go on and further process it for you.
WILL YOU BE DYEING FIBRES?
To start with we will not be undertaking dyeing for clients.
DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM ORDER SIZE FOR PROCESSING?
Our minimum incoming weight for opening and carding is 1kg, and 2kg for spinning.
DO YOU HAVE A MAXIMUM ORDER SIZE FOR PROCESSING?
Whilst we can accept larger orders, we anticipate that initially the majority of our clients will be sending us 10-30kg batches of fleece.
WHAT ARE YOUR PROCESSING PRICES?
Please see our pricing page for full details. We charge per incoming kilogram of fibre weight so you will know the cost of your processing at the point of order. There are quantity break discounts at set points for larger orders requiring the same set up and finished product.
WHEN CAN I BOOK IN MY FIBRE WITH YOU FOR PROCESSING?
We are currently able to take orders for washing, opening, carding and gilling. We are not currently taking orders for spinning but this will follow as soon as possible.
WHEN DO I SEND YOU MY FIBRE IF I CHOOSE YOU USE YOU FOR PROCESSING?
We will be calling forward your fibre a couple of weeks before we are due to start processing it.
WILL YOU BE SELLING READY MADE YARNS?
YES – we will have carded wool and yarns available to purchase soon from various breeds of sheep, which has been produced on local farms and processed by ourselves.
CAN I STILL BUY RAW FLEECE FROM YOU?
YES – we are still selling various grades and breeds of raw fleece as we have been for the last 12 years, for you to prepare and craft yourself, or we can process this for you in the mill.
DO YOU PURCHASE RAW FIBRE FROM CLIENTS?
We are not generally purchasing additional fibre from clients, but if you have something unusual please get in contact with us.
WILL THE MILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
NO – Due to the amount of machinery in the mill it will not be open for members of the public to drop in and see it in operation. We do plan to have open days and evenings throughout the year, and these will be advertised via our website, mailing list and social media.
I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION……….
Please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07500 508080.