Here is a drying rack of freshly washed wool. After it is totally dry, it will go into the picker where the fibers are opened up and the vegetable matter is removed. This is blown into the picker room where it looks light and fluffy. After that it can be put onto the felting table to create sheets of wool felt.
It will then go to the carder, which is the heart and soul of the mill. This lines up the fibers and creates rovings, batts and we can also make rug yarn.
These are batts that can be used to stuff pillows, comforters or used in felting.
This is how the rovings come off the carder.
Here the roving have been put onto "bumps"
Millwork Price List
Wool Processing for Incoming Fleeces: Processing includes a minimum of: 2 Washes, 3 Rinses, picking and carding into batts or rovings. - Raw fleece to roving: $15.00 per pound +HST - If there is a lot of vegetable matter and the fleece requires a second picking: additional $10.00 +HST - If the fleece requires skirting: $25.00 +HST per hour
Rovings on Bumps or in a bag $15.00 +HST per pound
Rug Yarn $16.00 +HST per pound Alpaca Processing for Incoming Fleeces Raw fleece to roving $17.00 per pound + HST
Currently the processing time is about 3-8 weeks for 10 fleeces. This may change without notice.
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