*minimum 3", see notes below for maximum staple length
*minimum lot size: 10lbs per lot (depending on fiber yield)
*free from the following:
-heavily matted areas
-please take time to skirt your fleeces beforehand-
*Excessively problematic fiber will be heavily skirted and a $50/hour charge will be added to invoice.
*Scouring costs due upon fiber arrival
Scouring & Picking: $5.50/lb (incoming weight)
Scouring costs are in addition to the following processing costs
Carding: $18/lb for batting, clouds, and sliver (finished weight)
Pin Drafted Roving: $22/lb (finished weight)
Spinning: Single Ply: $27/lb Two Ply: $35/lb (finished weight)
An example of fiber processing: Your incoming wool weighs 10lbs, that will cost $5.50/lb= $55 for scouring (washing) the wool loses some weight after it is cleaned and processed. If you receive 7lbs of 2ply yarn it is an additional $245 for processing (7lbs x $35/lb). The total cost of everything is $300 in this scenario.
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About Our Processing
=Alpaca, llama, mohair, and slippery types of wool (Wensleydale, Cotswold, sometimes Navajo Churro, etc.) must be blended with a minimum of 30% wool
=Fibers are not dehaired.
=We cannot card fine wools at this time, fibers 27 micron and up are acceptable. Shetland and Corriedale wools have been processed successfully, however there are fine micron flocks within these breeds that could possibly be too soft.
=We do not accept Babydoll Southdown
=Comments on staple length: Navajo Churro in a 8" staple length has been successfully processed, however Wensleydale cross in a 6" staple was not successful. Maximum staple length accepted varies depending on wool type. Send me an email to discuss what you have.
=Customer's incoming wool is their outgoing product. The quality of the yarn is directly related to the quality of the fiber provided.The best quality yarn is made from fleece which is: clean with very little veg. matter, at least 3" in staple length, free of short belly wool and second cuts.
=We reserve the right to refuse incoming fiber that does not meet quality standards.
=After 30 days, any unpaid completed orders will become the property of Valley Oak Wool & Fiber Mill.
=Fiber that we cannot process will be shipped back at the customer's expense or discarded.
=Customer pays for any return shipping.
=All prices are subject to change without notice.