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.
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 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.
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 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.