50 Wilson rd, Gorham, Me. 04038
(207) 756-0076 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiber Processing Services
Information & Pricing Effective July 2017
We specialize in processing small batches of fiber into roving and batts for spinning and felting and into worsted, DK, and sport weight single and two-ply yarns. White, natural colored, and dyed fibers can be processed. The weight of any added blending fibers we supply will be added to the incoming weight.
Fleeces need to be well skirted – no tags and as little vegetation as possible, i.e. don’t put anything in the bag that you don’t want back in your roving or yarn. Just because you bought a fleece preskirted does not mean it is fine! We reserve the right to reject fiber not suitable for processing.
We accept washed fiber. We can provide washing instructions for you. Water should run clear on the last rinse and fiber must be free of any tacky or waxy feeling when dry. If the fiber we receive is not clean enough to process we will re-wash and you will be charged the raw processing fee.
You will receive confirmation of receipt of your fiber via email. Upon completion of your order we will notify you of the total charges (processing fees plus shipping). We accept cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa and Mastercard. No fiber will be shipped without full payment.
All Pricing is Based on Incoming Weight per Batch
Fees are charged at ¼ pound increments.
Carding into Roving or Batts – includes picking & carding
No minimum weight but the minimum charge is for 1 pound. Finished roving has no twist, and is approximately 3/4 – 1 ½ inches in diameter depending on fiber type. It is packaged loosely in plastic bags. Roving and batts made of 100% exotic fibers are fragile.
Raw Fiber: (includes washing)
$15.00 per pound medium wool, mohair, alpaca, llama, and blends
$10.00 per pound medium wool, mohair, alpaca, llama, and blends
Add $3.00 per pound for fine wools: Merino, Rambouillet, Columbia, Baby Doll, Cormo, CVM,
Add $2.00 per pound for hand blending: silk, angora, dyed fiber, tencel, bamboo, etc.
Spinning - includes picking, carding, spinning, and coning
We cannot spin any fiber longer than 6 inches. The fee includes picking, carding, spinning, plying a 2 ply yarn or steaming a single ply yarn to set the twist. Minimum weight is 3 pounds of washed fiber or 5 pounds of raw fiber.
The yards per pound versus diameter of yarn varies greatly depending on fiber type (i.e. 800 yards per pound of 100% mohair or alpaca will be much smaller in diameter than wool at 800 yards per pound). We typically do not spin fine wools: Merino, Rambouillet, Columbia, Baby Doll, Cormo, CVM, and their crosses because of inconsistent results. If you have these fleeces feel free to contact us, we may be in mood for a challenge :-)
Our standard yarn is designed as a soft spun knitting yarn, contact us for specifics for a firmer yarn for weaving warps or other specialty uses.
Worsted. 800-999 ypp. $32#
DK. 1000-1199 ypp. $34#
Sport. 1200-1600 ypp. $38#
Add $2.00 per pound for hand blending: silk, angora, dyed fiber, tencel, bamboo. etc.
Skeins of specific yardage: $4.00 per pound
All yarns will have some spinning oil in them which can be washed out before or after using, yarn will have a softer and fuller look and feel after washing. We recommend knitting, crocheting, or weaving a sample and washing it to determine the best gauge or sett to use for your project.
Please Note: Fiber/yarn from accounts unpaid after 30 days of notification will become the property of Underhill Fibers.
50 Wilson Rd. Gorham, ME 04038
Please enclose a set of these instructions in each box/bag. Date: ___________
Name __________________________________ Telephone _____________________
City_______________________ State___________ Zip ____________
Number of Boxes Shipped ____ Approximate weight of fiber _____________
Fiber Type/s: ______________________________________________________
(please include breed/species, if known)
Blending/Special Instructions: __________________________________________________________________
(i.e. all fiber in box 1 to be blended together, box 2 blend white only together, process brown together. Breaks in fleece or other weirdness)
Please circle service/s you are requesting:
Washing: Medium Wool, alpaca, llama, mohair
Single Ply: Worsted DK Sport
Two Ply: Worsted DK Sport
Size of skeins in yards _________