Fleece Processing Price List

  • Please fill out the custom order form
  • We guarantee the fleece brought in is the fleece that is returned
  • Please check out our Preparing Raw Fleece
  • If we discover an issue with your fleece (Scurf, Felting, Wood Chips, etc) that will prevent us from processing it we will notify you before taking any further action. Moth infested fleece will be disposed of immediately due to contamination danger.
  • For pictures and description of services, please check out our Services page
  • The cost of scouring is due at drop off and must be paid before processing begins
  • The cost of the finished fleece is due upon pick up
  • Prices do not include shipping and handling or taxes
  • Per process run (tumble, wash, pick, card, etc.) a minimum order is 4lbs of finished weight per colour or fleece or breed
  • Prices may be subject to change without notice
  • Washing price is based on incoming weight and all other prices based on finished weight
  • Special consideration will be given to large orders
  • Please contact us for pricing on processing Exotics such as Musk Ox, Buffalo, Dog Hair, Camel, Mohair, Angora, Alpaca, Cashmere etc. This is due to the extra time and care required, thank you.
  • At this time Exotics will not be carded/pin-drafted as the sole fibre source. The effort and time to do so is time intensive and results in less yield

Tumble and Hand-scour

All fleece that comes in will go through the above process. The fleece will be tumbled, scoured twice and rinsed twice. The fleece needs to be as clean as possible to be processed.

Based on incoming weight.

Medium to Coarse Sheep

$6.00lb

Fine Sheep, Alpaca, Llama 

$8.00lb

Extra scour if fleece is still dirty from the first three washes, includes extra fibre open and tumble, based on finished weight

Medium to Coarse Sheep 

$3.00lb

Fine Sheep, Alpaca, Lama 

$4.00lb

Fiber Opening and Carding

Fleece can be made on the Carder into batts.

Batts will be packaged individually.

Based on finished weight.

$13.50lb

Pin-Drafting

Pin-Drafted roving from the Carder to create a more aligned roving for the hand-spinner.

Includes Fiber Opening and Carding. Rovings are pin-drafted twice.

Based on finished weight. 

$18.50lb

Spinning

Includes Pin-Drafting process

Fibre is pin-drafted three times before it is spun to create a worsted yarn

A single ply yarn which is then plied to create a 2ply or 3ply yarn

Yarn will be wound into 100-500 yard skeins unless otherwise specified

The yarn will graded and labeled

Based on finished weight

MINIMUM 10LBS REQUIRED

PRODUCES ABOUT 2 to 4 SKEINS PER POUND

$45.75lb

3600 < yards per pound single (Lace weight 2ply)

$42.75lb

2400 - 3600 yards per pound single (Fingering 2 - 3ply)

$39.75lb

1600 - 2400 yards per pound single (Sport or DK)

$36.75lb

700 -1600 yards per pound single (Worsted)

$33.75lb

700 > yards per pound single (Bulky) 

Skirting

A fee will be added per fleece to skirt, if needed. We reserve the right to either skirt the fleece or reject it. Fleece found with months will be disposed of immediately.

$10.00lb

Please check out or Preparing Raw Fleece

Blending

Based on finished weight and added to final total.

Blending can be done at the carding or pin-drafting stage.

Fibre to be blended can be purchased upon request. 

$3.75lb

Example of pricing:

10lbs sheep incoming weight x $6.00lbs for tumbling and washing = $60.00 + tax due before processing begins

8lbs sheep finished weight (20% loss due to processing) x $36.75 for Plying Fingering = $294.00 + tax due on pick-up

Total cost of processing fleece = $354.00 + tax

8lbs Fingering yarn yeilds about 32 skeins. Each skein $11.06 to produce. 

Due to limited storage, scouring fees are nonrefundable, skirted out fleece and carded waste is disposed of. 

By agreeing to pay their invoice, the customer has reviewed and understood the preparing raw fleece and pricing on the company website. Payment due on receipt of invoice.

Payment can be made at the Mill upon pick-up. Debit and all major credit cards accepted. E-transfer is also accepted to [email protected]

After 15 days, 15% interest will be charged, compounded monthly.

After 30 days, if no payment is made, the mill will sell the product to recover costs.