We are now pleased to be taking bookings for the following services:

  • Washing and Opening into loose ‘Fluff’
  • Carding into Batts or Sliver
  • Gilling into Roving

We are not yet taking reservations for spinning, this will follow as soon as possible – for orders requiring spinning please still register your interest.

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  • If you are unsure as to the suitability of your fibre or the finished product you require, please contact us.
  • Prices are charged on incoming (unprocessed) fibre weight in kg. VAT will be added at the standard rate at the time of invoicing (currently 20%). Carriage charges will be added as applicable.
  • Wool typically will lose 30-50% in weight during processing. Skirting your fibre well, minimising vegetation matter (VM) and areas of poor, damaged and marked fibre before sending it to the mill will reduce losses during processing and therefore increase the percentage of final product returned to you.
  • Discounts are available for larger batches, these are 5% above 5kg and 10% above 25kg (a batch is processed as one, so fleeces of different colours or breeds that are to be processed separately are classed as different batches).
  • Minimum quantities are 1kg for carding and 2kg for spinning.
  • We can only spin fibre lengths between 6cm and 20cm. If your fibre is shorter or longer than this please contact us to discuss other options for processing.
  • We are not currently processing Alpaca fibre, but on request can recommend other mills that can do this.
  • Yarn is finished as oiled and unweighed cones or hanks. Yarn can be finished as washed, weighed and twisted hanks for an additional charge.

PRICING EXAMPLES

  • Example A: 10kg of fleece is received, all to be made into DK yarn. The processing price would be 10 x £41.80 so the total price would be £418 plus VAT and carriage. The amount of product returned to the client is likely to be between 5kg and 7kg due to losses of lanolin, dirt, VM and fibre.
  • Example B: 6kg of fleece is received. 3kg is to be made into carded sliver only and 3kg into DK weight yarn. This is considered one batch as all the fleece can be mixed together. The processing price would be 3 x £17.10 for the carded roving and 3 x £41.80 for the yarn, giving a total price of £176.70+VAT and carriage. The amount of product returned to the client is likely to be between 3kg and 4.2kg due to losses of lanolin, dirt, VM and fibre.
  • Example C: 6kg of fleece is received. 3kg of one breed is to be made into carded sliver only and 3kg of another breed into DK weight yarn. This is two separate batches as the two breeds need to be processed separately, so the processing price would be 3 x £18 for the carded roving and 3 x £44 for the yarn, giving a total price of £186+VAT and carriage.