FROM ALPACAS TO ART
We can take your raw fiber and turn it into roving, batts, yarn and finished products for your farm store. We specialize in felting, and also offer yarns, batts and roving for knitting, weaving, crochet, handspinning and felting.
CORE SPUN RUG YARN
TURN YOUR SECONDS AND THIRDS INTO A PROFITABLE PRODUCT
We will take your lower quality fiber and turn it into beautiful cotton core rug yarn, using the natural colors of alpaca and enhancing it with subtle or bright colors of dyed alpaca, merino and bamboo fiber. This yarn can be woven or felted into beautiful rugs and household items.
FELTED RUGS FROM YOUR RUG YARN
We can take either the rug yarn we produce for you, or rug yarn from another mill and create beautiful one-of-a-kind felted rugs and household items, such as chair pads, trivets and coasters.
CUSTOM SPUN YARNS
We will make unique artisan yarns from your alpacas, sheep or other natural fibers. We offer blending services and fingering weight to super bulky and single ply Lopi style yarns from longer staple fibers.
SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY WITH FELT SHEETS
We can make your fiber into felt sheets. They can be plain or as wild as your imagination. The sky is the limit. We can also give you ideas on using your felt sheets to create unique items on your own. Sizes up to 36"x36".
FOR HAND SPINNING OR FELTING
We will create roving from your fibers in either 100% alpaca or blended with merino or bamboo.
FOR HAND SPINNING, FELTING OR FILLING
We will create batts for spinning, felting or filling with your choice of fiber.
CHAIR PADS, TRIVETS AND COASTERS
Our whimsical chair pads, trivets and coasters are great ways to use odds and ends of cotton core yarn. We have found that they sell very well at your farm store or vendor booth.
SORTING, GRADING, CLASSING, CONSULTING
I will take your raw fiber and sort it by grade, length and color according to the standards set by SGC for efficient batch processing. We can also take the skirtings from your blanket fleeces and turn them into an additional revenue source for your ranch. We occasionally buy fiber at fair market value.
INSOLES, RUGS AND MORE
We have a FeltCrafts Needle Felting Machine, and will produce insoles, quilt batting, felt sheets and other items with your fiber.
HAND BRAIDED RUGS
THICK, CUSHY RUGS WITH A FELTED BACKING.
We can take your rug yarn and make a luxurious hand crafted braided rug. These rugs are unique and prized by their owners. They are thick and soft on your feet.
Fiber Processing Services
POLICIES AND PRICE LIST
We have a fiber processing queue. You are welcome to email to be added or check that you are on the queue, but we take customers in the order that you signed up. Be assured that we are actively processing fiber every day, and that we are going as fast as we can while still providing quality work. Sometimes there are delays caused by equipment problems, personnel issues, and farm emergencies. These are beyond our control.
We will notify you about two months before we are ready to accept your fiber. Due to storage limitations and liability issues, we are not able to store your fiber for long periods. If you are coming from a long distance and want to drop your fiber off, we will work with you to make arrangements for that. However, please understand that just because we have your fiber, doesn’t mean we’re actively processing it. There are clients ahead of you in the queue, and they have also been waiting for their turn. Please do not send us fiber without our prior authorization.
Once you have been notified that your turn is up in the queue and we have your fiber, please allow 2-6 months for us to finish processing it. If we contact you about your fiber and don’t hear back, we will move on to the next person in the queue. If you missed your turn and would like to be added back into the queue, we will work with you on placement.
We really appreciate properly prepared fleeces, as this speeds up our processing tremendously. We provide skirting services, and I also teach a class in preparing your fleece for processing. We reserve the right to refuse to process fiber for any reason, including, but not limited to, moth or bug infestation, rodent infestation, lice nits, skin flakes, too short or long, gravel, vegetable matter, tenderness or excessive dirt. We will discard any fleece that has no commercial value. We will ask you if you want fleece returned to you that may be suitable for hand processing.
We require a $10/pound (incoming weight) deposit before we start processing your fiber. We will invoice you and ship products in batches as they are completed and the interim invoice is paid. We will apply your deposit to the final shipment. Failure to pay within 90 days from invoice will result in your order being considered abandoned. We will sell it to recoup our processing charges, as our employees don’t work for free.