Fiber Processing

Fiber Processing

 

Service Details

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*Prices are per pound at time of receiving and include all steps of processing your product.

Washed and Picked

  Most Wool Other Fiber Blends
Washing and Picking $8.00/lb $8.50/lb $10.00/lb

We have the ability to wash and pick any fiber up to six inches long.  After washing and drying the fibers are often clumped and densely packed.  Picking separates, or opens the fibers and prepares them for carding.


Roving

  Most Wool Other Fiber Blends

Loose roving

$9.00/lb $9.50/lb $11.00/lb
Roving in Bumps $10.00/lb $10.50/lb $12.00/lb

Fiber of 1.5 to 6 inches can be processed into roving.  They are produced, all or in part, on the carding machine. where fibers are aligned.  The roving can be further processed into slivers on the drawframe.  Rovings are packaged loose or in bumps of predetermined weights.


Slivers

  Most Wool Other Fiber Blends
Sliver $10.50/lb $11.00/lb $12.50/lb
Variegated Slivers $11.00/lb $11.50/lb $13.00/lb

Fiber must first be processed into roving on the carding machine, then it is further processed into slivers on the drawframe.  This process produces a more uniform product of a thinner diameter.  Slivers are packaged either loose or in bumps of predetermined weights.


 

Batting

  Most Wool: Other Fiber Blends
Batts $9.00/lb $9.50/lb $11.00/lb

Fiber of 1.5 to 6 inches can be processed into batts.  They are produced, all or in part, on the carding machine where the fibers are aligned.  Our batts are approximately 24 inches wide and 48 inches long.


 

Felt

  Most Wool Other Fiber Blends
Felt $12.00/lb $13.00/lb $14.00/lb

Sheets of felt approximately 3 by 4 foot can be produced.  It takes about one and one half pounds of fiber per sheet.  Some fibers felt better than others, thus felt quality can vary depending on your fiber.


 

Yarn

  Most Wool Other Fiber Blends
Rug Yarn (Core Spun) $14.00/lb $16.00/lb $18.00/lb

Fiber of 1.5 to 6 inches can be processed into rug yarn.  It is produced on the carding machine. Where fibers are wrapped around a sisal core.  Rug Yarn is packaged in bumps of predetermined lenghts.  

  Most Wool Other Fiber Blends
2-ply chunky or bulky $20.00/lb $22.00/lb $24.00/lb
2-ply sport or worsted $24.00/lb $28.00/lb $30.00/lb
Fingering weight $32.00/lb $36.00/lb $38.00/lb

Fiber length of 1.5 to 4 inches is ideal.  Shorter or longer fibers may be acceptable with prior arrangements.  We have the ability to produce almost any weight yarn and strongly encourage you to send a sample of yarn along with your fiber so we can match your needs.


Fiber Requirements

All fibers must be well skirted and free of felted, damaged or extremely dirty material.  Fleeces that contain high levels of vegetation, burrs or other materials that will damage the equipment will not be accepted.  All fiber that is unacceptable will be returned to the owner at their expense.  Additional requirements are as follows:

  • Any fiber over 6 inches in length may require cutting.  Cost of cutting is $5.00 per pound.
  • YARN: Fibers must to be under 4 inches; 2 pounds recieving weight
  • ROVINGS, BATTS, and SLIVERS: Fibers must be under 6 inches; 2 pounds minimum recieving weight
  • FELT: Fibers must be under 6 inches; 2 pounds minimum recieving weight; Not all fibers felt, therefore tighness of felt cannot be gauranteed.