From batts to rovings and hand-dyed yarns the new Mill at Rosehaven Alpacas can process your fiber in a variety of formats to meet your needs.

Rovings

Roving is a long narrow bundle of fiber processed to a degree that is ready to be spun (or felted) into yarn. It is primarily used by spinners, felters and fiber artists. The process of making roving includes picking, conditioning, and carding.

Batts

Fleece batts are made on a drum carder that produces blanket-like sheets of fibers. Batts are used for felters, fiber artists and also spinners. Batts can also be used for needle felting machines. Batts are often used for quilting and for insulating. The process of making batts includes picking, conditioning and carding.

Popcorn Yarn

Popcorn yarn is core spun, bulky stylish yarn created from the best fiber. Incredibly soft to the touch,  it can be knitted, crocheted, or woven into blankets, scarves, cowls or hone decor items.

Sorting

If you have fleeces that have been sitting around and you need to have them sorted before you send them to another mill, we can do that for you. We can sort, wash, and bale your fleeces for you to send to a commercial mill.

Skirting & Washing

Fleece skirting is the first part of the fleece preparation process. We remove debris and foreign matter that will reduce the quality of the over-all product. Washing is the next step, and is often the most important step to quality products because clean fibers mean high-quality end-products.

Dyeing

Dyeing is an art and we are proud to have Holly Jacobs on hand as our resident fiber artist. The colors she has been creating are gorgeous. Dyeing is not always perfectly predictable, but this also allows for some wonderful results.

Have Show Fleeces That Need Special Attention?

Show fleeces can make your reputation. Preparing them well for maximum scoring takes skill and practice. Put our team to work on your best fleeces.
Our fleece preparation clients have gone on to do great in the shows!