Fibre Processing

Processing Fees (per incoming kg)

 

 

Wash only

 

 

Wash & Pick

 

 

Wash, Pick & Card

 

 

Wash, Pick, Card and Spin

 

 

Roving

 

 

Batts

 

 

Yarn (from your fleece)

 

 

Yarn (from our fibre)

 

 

Wool (excluding merino1)

 

 

$45

 

 

$60

 

 

$70

 

 

$80

 

 

Please contact us

 

 

More info mid 2022

 

 

Long wool (e.g., English Leicester)

 

 

$45

 

 

$65

 

 

$85

 

 

$90

 

 

N/A

 

 

Alpaca (Huacaya2)

 

 

$45

 

 

$65

 

 

$80

 

 

$90

 

 

Please contact us

 

 

Alpaca (Cria)

 

 

$45

 

 

$65

 

 

$85

 

 

$95

 

 

Please contact us

 

 

1 We are currently not accepting merino for processing. However, we can blend your merino. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

2 We can process your suri fleece with another fibre. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

·         We do not use chemicals when processing your fleece.

 

 

·         If your fleece contains VM it may come back to you with some VM. For alpaca fleeces, we do not use a de-hairer, although some guard hair is removed during processing. If your fleece contains excessive hair, it will come back to you with some hair.

 

 

·         We reserve the right to refuse fleeces that are excessively dirty/ full of VM or that have not been skirted. We may need to wash and pick a fleece before we decide that it is too dirty to be carded. You will be responsible for applicable charges. We will contact you if this is the case.

 

 

·         You can expect to lose between 20% and 40% of the total weight of your fleece during processing.

 

 

·         We spin DK/8-ply yarn under the woollen system.Our standard is to run the yarn in 200m skeins. Weight will vary depending on fibre content and other variables.

 

 

·         We have a 3kg minimum amount for yarn production. As part of the process of calibrating the machinery for each new run, we may run up to a few hundred grams of fibre through the entire process. This process may need to be repeated in order to achieve the desired result. We work hard to save as much fibre as possible but it may not be possible to return these test lots/yarn to you. If you do not have 3kg of fleece and would like us to supplement your fleece with extra fibre, please contact us

 

 

We currently have a 3-month turnaround to complete the processing of your fleece.