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Mill Services

We do not currently process Suri

Tumbling, washing, and picking: All incoming fiber is sent to the tumbler to help remove vegetable matter (VM), dirt, and any second cuts that are hanging on the fiber. From there the fiber is washed, dried, and opened by picking. These services are included in the price of our roving, batts, and yarn.

Fiber separator: The fiber separator is used to remove guard hair and VM prior to taking your fiber to the carder. Not all fleeces require the separator. Those that do go through the separator come out as a fine web of fiber or “cloud”, ready for the carder.

Carding: We can card your fiber into roving or batts.

Rug Yarn: If you have seconds piling up on you at home, you might consider using them for rug yarn. The core is 4 ply cotton that the carder wraps your fiber around. Great for weaving rugs!

Spinning: We make skeins of 200 yds, unless otherwise discussed. We can also leave your yarn on cones.

Pricing

All prices are for incoming weight. Any lots less than 2lbs. will be charged at the 2lb. minimum fee. All prices include tumbling, washing, and picking.

Tumbling, washing, and picking:

Price is built into all services; additional wash is $3/lb

Fiber separator:
$10/lb

Optional step for fiber that has heavy VM and/or guard hair.

$10/lb
Roving & batts:
$22/lb
$22/lb
Rug yarn:
$22.50/lb

Please specify thick or thin core

$22.50/lb
Spinning:

All yarn is wound into 200 yd skeins. If you prefer your yarn left on the cone there is a $1.50 per cone charge.

Lopi:
$25.50/lb
$25.50/lb
Bulky:
$29/lb
$29/lb
Sport:
$31/lb
$31/lb
Fingering:
$36/lb
$36/lb
Blending:
$2.50/lb

Blending fee does not include blending materials. We prefer that if you want blending in your yarn that you provide the material to blend with.

$2.50/lb
Skirting:
$35/fleece

We prefer that you skirt your fleece prior to sending it to us.

$35/fleece

All prices are subject to change without notice. Last updated 9/12/20

What We Do

We transform raw fiber from alpaca and sheep farmers across the country, into premium-grade materials sought after by hand spinners, felters, and fiber artists.

Referral Program

We have a simple referral program here at The Iowa Fiber Mill. When you refer a new client, and that person processes their fiber with us, you both receive $25 off your next invoice. It's that easy.

Schedule Today

Get in touch with us to schedule a processing date for your harvest, or for more information on how you can purchase our high-quality and one-of-a-kind roving. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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