Processing For You
At Wool 2 Yarn, we are a small boutique mill, located on the Mornington Peninsula, just outside of Melbourne. We can process individual fleeces or larger batch production runs for you. We prefer doing the bespoke, leaving the mundane to the larger mills. We can process your fibre into tops or yarns. Thick or thin or a bit loopi, the fibre tells its story. Our process being a semi worsted gives an extra bulk to the yarn, making it softer, allowing the character of the animal to be expressed.
We process coloured wool, angora, alpaca including suri. 100% or blended to your prefered mix.
The quality of the fibre is expressed in the yarn.
Please contact us to discuss further.
We do have specific processing requirements in order to ensure the best possible product from your fleece. Before we are able to process your fibre there are a few things you need to do in order to prepare it for the journey.
After shearing, spread the saddle out on a wire table and skirt the fleece. Remove the coarse bits, any second cuts and heavily contaminated sections. Open up the staples and remove the vegetable matter. The cleaner the fleece the better the yarn. It is worth taking the time, and some fleeces with too much vegetable matter are just not worth processing.
The fleece needs to be checked to ensure it is not tender. This is easily done at this stage. Pinch the fibre between both hands and tug. If it breaks easily, the fleece is tender and should not be processed.
Any insect infestation is not acceptable and if there is any the fibre will be sent back to you.
The fibre length should be similar, unless you are wanting a more rustic yarn, however long and short fibres should not be mixed. When dealing with Alpaca please ensure to keep the necks separate from the saddle. We process fibres up to 175mm long and as short as 10mm.
We do not mercerise wool. Our scourer is low phosphate process and gentle on the environment as we are trying to be as environmentally conscious as possible and do not like dealing with harsh chemicals.
Store the cleaned fibre in plastic bags, with your contact details and processing requirements for that fibre. Keep colours separate unless you wish to blend them together.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call. Prices are given upon enquiry.