Fleece Processing Price List

  • Please fill out the custom milling form
  • 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, Weak Fibre, 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.  Infestations can quickly affect other orders in the mill as well as property and physical health.
  • 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. Orders less than 4lbs will be charged as 4lbs.
  • 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
  • We reserve the right to stop processing at any point and processing fees are required to be paid up until that point to receive product returned.
  • Not all fibre can be processed. We will work with you to give you the best product the fibre is capable of based on our recommendations. Health of the fibre is paramount to producing a good fibre product. If the quality of the fibre isn't there, the end result will be less than optimal. 
  • Processing costs are nonrefundable nor will exchanges be made.

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. This is mandatory as this ensures our equipment is protected from 

dirt, grease, product buildup, ect. and allows us to estimate and evaluate the quality of the fibre. Non-refundable. 

 

Based on incoming weight.


Medium to Coarse Sheep

Fine Sheep, Alpaca, Llama 

$6.00lb

$8.00lb

Second Scouring

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

Fine Sheep, Alpaca, Llama 

$3.00lb

$4.00lb

Fiber Opening and Carding

After the fleece has been scoured, it will be fiber opened. This allows for easier and more consistent carding. Then tumbled again to remove fine particles of VM. Once this is done, the fibre is carded in to a carded roving or batts.


Batts will be packaged individually.

Based on finished weight.​


Batts

$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. 


Roving

$18.75lb

Spinning, Plying and Skeining

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. 



Due to the care and time to set up the spinner for each yarn weight 

MINIMUM 5LBS FINISHED WEIGHT IS REQUIRED for each run. 

Orders less than 5LBS will be charged as 5LBS.



PRODUCES ABOUT 2 to 4 SKEINS PER POUND

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

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

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

700 -1600 yards per pound single (Worsted)

700 > yards per pound single (Bulky)




$45.75lb

$42.75lb

$39.75lb

$36.75lb

$33.75lb




Additional Services

These ​services are not required for each order but are offered if requested or required to produce the best product possible.

Skirting

A fee will be added per pound of 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.

Skirting



$10lb

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. 

Blending


$3.75

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. 

Important Stuff​

Scouring fees are nonrefundable, skirted out fleece and carded waste is disposed of, unless a storage fee for the waste is agreed to be paid.


These prices are guidelines. If more care and attention is required to create a good product, extra changes will be applied. 


By agreeing to pay their invoice, the customer has reviewed and understood the preparing raw fleece page, pricing on the company website, filled out the Custom Milling Form, and that all information is correct.  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.

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