$6.95/lb.* Incoming weight: includes washing, picking, and carding into roving or batts.
Corespun Yarn is based on out-going weight and is $18.50/lb.
CARDING Our Belfast Mini-Mill carding equipment can process your fiber, including all types of wool, as well as alpaca fleeces, mohair and angora (rabbit) and blends, into carded (not combed) roving or batts (made into 1 lb. batts unless you request otherwise, or if your fiber weighs less than 1 lb.) $6.95 per pound in-coming weight.
PRE-FELTING SERVICES We can take your felting batts and pre-felt them for you to save you much time and labor. There is an additional fee of $18 for each piece of felted fabric that we prepare for you, regardless of weight of the piece. Pre-felted pieces with custom lettering or designs are $35 each. You can learn more about this process by visiting our pre-felt page here.
CUSTOMER CARDING We offer our customers the opportunity to have a more active role in producing products from their own homegrown fibers. You are welcome to make an appointment to come to the mill and see your fiber go from raw fiber to a product ready for you to use or sell. By participating in the process you not only learn more about how wool and other fibers are picked/blended and carded into roving, batts, or even made into ready-to-use corespun yarn, you can also be more creative, because you are right there to change your mind! Contact Jill at 989-297-9842 for more information. Re-Carding If you have some old rovings or batts laying around that are dirty/mashed/felted/ugly, etc., you can bring them along and have them recarded to create new and exciting fibers from those old and abandoned rovings or batts.
SKIRTING SERVICES If you are unable or unwilling to skirt (clean) your own fleeces, we will do this for you at the rate of $20/lb. of raw fleece (up to 10 lbs.;--after 10 lbs. there will be an additional charge of $3/lb.) For skirting services, you must pack each individual fleece into separate bags. Do not put them all together in one bag or box! NOTE: The processing of wool from raw fleece to finished roving or batts will result in a loss of weight of up to as much as 30% or more, due to washing out the lanolin and dirt, as well as the weight loss from picking and carding. We encourage our customers to skirt their fleeces heavily and even pre-wash their fiber before sending it to useso that they receive the most value for their dollar, because of less in-coming weight. Please click here to read more about how to "skirt" (i.e. prepare) raw fleeces for processing at the mill.
HANDSPINNING SERVICES I can turn your roving into handspun yarn for $0.20 per yard (approximately 250 yards per skein, 100gm/3.5 oz, 2 ply). This cost includes all the processing (washing, picking, carding, blending, spinning and plying). This service is offered especially for the non-spinner who desires a specialty yarn and to also meet the needs of those who would like to take advantage of our Pet Fur processing/blending services.
PET FUR PROCESSING & BLENDING SERVICES We are offering you the chance to have your favorite dog, cat, or bunny fur made into roving or yarn. This usually requires some percentage of wool be added to your collected fur. The wool charge will be extra. Please contact me for more details about this specialty service.
PAYMENT POLICY A $5.00 per pound deposit is required to process your order. After processing, an invoice will be emailed (or mailed) to you with the remaining balance (including the cost to ship your fiber back to you). Once the balance is paid, your finished fiber will be promptly shipped.
If you are shipping your fiber to us, please include detailed written instructions for what you want done with your fiber. Also, include on a notecard or separate piece of paper inside the box, the following information: your name, address, phone number (and email address, if available). Please weigh your fiber before you pack it in the box and send a check or money order for the deposit at the rate of $5/lb. If you prefer to use a credit card, you may call to give that information to me (989-297-9842). Do not hesitate to phone me with any questions before you mail your box.
Of course, you are welcome to deliver your fleeces directly to the mill. Please be sure to phone or email ahead of time to make an appointment. We are also happy to give you a wool skirting demonstration if you come to the mill.
CONTACT Heritage Flock Fiber Mill Jill Deitsch, Propreitess 4009 N. Eastman Rd. Midland, MI 48642 989-297-9842 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Prices are subject to change without notice
Affordable fiber processing for the small farm shepherd!