Auditioning a Fiber Blend
How to create a sample batch of a fiber blend before you send it to the mill.
Bear River Fiberworks [offsite link]
Individual attention to your alpaca, llama, and sheep fleeces. Cleaning and carding into roving or batts.
Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill [offsite link]
Specializing in natural fiber hand knitting yarns. Also offering custom carding and spinning services.
Using a carding board to prepare fiber for spinning
Crescent Moon Fiber Mill and Shop [offsite link]
Custom fiber processing including spinning, custom weaving and embroidery. Finished goods for crafts and home. We are a "Virginia´s Finest" agricultural producer/processor. All fibers grown on our farm and other Shenandoah Valley farms.
Dyed Roving Gone Awry
Have you ever put roving into the dyepot only to get a felted rope out? Here are a few tips to help you save it, or at least put it to good use.
Fingerlakes Woolen Mill [offsite link]
Home of American made yarn, fiber, the specialty fiber "Unspun", kits and projects. Many new ideas in fiber.
How to use a flick carder to prepare fleeces for spinning.
Homemade Drying Racks
Want to wash a lot of fiber, but pressed for space? Try making these handy stackable drying racks with just a few items from the hardware store!
Mabou Ridge Fiber Processing [offsite link]
Full-service mill processing a wide range of natural fibers including alpaca, llama, mohair, wool, cashmere and qiviut into batts, rovings, felt, and yarn.
Ohio Valley Natural Fibers [offsite link]
Most complete custom processing mill in US. We process fibers such as wool, alpaca, llama, angora, mohair, yak, camel, dog, buffalo, etc. We have been in the custom carding business for 18 years. Free brochures are available.
Ozark Custom Carding [offsite link]
Custom carding and sheep covers
Spinderella´s Creations [offsite link]
Home of the custom blended THRUMS! Unique, 20 pound runs of beautiful blends of colorful fibers mixed with sparkling threads or handpainted. Also lovely soy soap, wonderfully and environmentally helpful soy candles and woven items. Come see! Personal fave.
Spinning From a Batt
You have found a great fiber to spin from, but it is in a batt. How do you prepare it to spin.
Stonehedge Fiber Mill [offsite link]
Great mill for fiber processing and evaluation, many types of animal fibers for sale. Yarn and weaving services available.
Wooly Knob Fiber Mill [offsite link]
Indiana´s only fiber processing mill, with loads of country charm to boot. Check out their site!
Zeilinger´s Woolen Mill [offsite link]
Zeilinger Wool Co.´s history spans over four generations. Our traditional quality and personal service have been valuable trademarks of the Abraham/Zeilinger family for the past eighty-nine years.
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