Our Processes: Scour/Card/Woollen and Worsted Spin/Finish
As British wool spinners we add value by processing quantities of fleece from 25 kilograms (35 kilograms for worsted) up to over a tonne or more. We tailor our processing services to meet your individual needs whether you are a crafter, a smallholder, an overseas customer or a large trade business. You can find out more about our processes and how we can help you.
What Makes Us Unique?
What We Do
- We Sort, Scour and Card your fleece before Spinning it into your preferred finished form.
- It can be Pure or Blended and Woollen or Worsted Spun
- It can be returned to you in Balls, Hanks or on Cones.
- We can process directly from scoured fleece or tops.
Things To Consider Before Sending Your Fleece for Processing
If you are considering processing your fibre for the first time take a look at our Case Studies section to read about some of our customers’ experiences.
- What kind of yarn do you want and how do you plan to market it?
The price will depend upon whether you choose woollen or worsted spinning and what form your finished yarn takes – cones, skeins or balls, with or without labels.
Our minimum order of 25 kilograms will, after the fleece is scoured, generally yield an average weight of 10-15 kilograms. If you plan to use your yarn for weaving, the yarn spinning will be cheaper but bear in mind that spinning and then weaving cloth with a traditional weaver may cost up to £2,000, providing you with enough to make about 20 throws or 100 scarves (depending upon the market prices at the time).
We are supporters of the Campaign for Wool, have Made in Cornwall accreditation and belong to several manufacturing and textile industry groups including UKFT, MAKE UK and Made in Britain. The British Wool Marketing Board is the monopoly purchaser of wool from flocks with four sheep or more, although there are exceptions for minority and rare breeds and for those who want to add value to their fleece.
Follow this link for further Advice and Information about adding value to your fleece. We are always delighted to receive enquiries and happy to help whenever we can!