Wool Processors List

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  1. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I received a very good suggestion to start a list of wool processors so that people could find a local mill to process their wool. I have a few to start (just not here at the moment!) but if you use a mill and have something positive to say about a service you've used please add that on to the list too! Suppliers of home processing equipment, and local spinners and weavers guild info would be useful too.
     
  2. Bluebonnet

    Bluebonnet Active Member

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    This is a new mill so I can't speak to quality but hope to use them later this year.

    The Shepherd's Mill
    893 3rd St.
    Phillipsburg, KS 67661
    (785)543-6464
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    (785)543-3128

    Phillipsburg is in NW Kansas so probably useful to folks in Nebraska and eastern Colorado also.
     

  3. tami

    tami Active Member

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    Here are a few to add to the list.

    Rainbow Fleece Farm and Mill
    W7181 Hustad Valley Rd
    New Glarus,WI 53574
    608.527.5311

    They are a small mill that cards to rovings

    Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill,Inc
    3776 Forshaug Road
    Mt. Horeb WI 53572
    608.437.3762
    www.blackberry-ridge.com

    They card and make yarn

    Ozark Carding Mill, LLC
    RR 4 Box 130B
    Warsaw, MO 65355
    660.438.2106
    whitegj@inland.net

    They card and spin yarn, I have no experience with them, but met them at a wool show and they seemed nice :)

    Cedarburg Woolen Mill
    www.execpc.com/~wiswool
    262.377.0345

    I have their liturature and they appear to make batting for quilts

    Zeilinger Wool CO
    www.zwool.com
    Frankenmuth MI

    I have a friend that recommended them, have not used them myself.
    batting, roving,pindrafted roving, yarn

    Hope these help.
     
  4. Lynn Rosa
    Spinderella's Creations
    Salt Lake City, UT
    801-487-8372
    spndirela@aol.com
    http://www.spinderellas.com/

    Lynn is a fantastic lady to work with and does a super carding job. She is not set up to wash fleeces, but will help give you washing instructions if you need them. She will card as little as one pound of fiber, and will do exotics such as llama, alpaca, etc.

    For weavers, she will also card thrums (loom waste). Cut up your leftover yarn ends to one inch bits and mix with raw wool. You will get back a one-of-a-kind roving that spins into a wonderful tweed yarn with bits and flecks of colors.

    Also has great candles and lotion bars. In all, can't say enough good about Lynn!

    Kathleen in NJ
     
  5. Maura

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    Zeilinger Wool CO
    www.zwool.com
    Frankenmuth MI

    I have a friend that recommended them, have not used them myself.
    batting, roving,pindrafted roving, yarn

    Hope these help.[/QUOTE]

    I used Zeilinger's last year. I'm still spinning. If you go there, ask for the tour. They have machinery made pre WWII.

    I love the yarn, but be sure to get all you will need because once it's gone it's gone.
     
  6. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    This is a link to Wool processors from across the USA and Canada (UK too I think) Please feel free to add recomendations and positive remarks about your favorite processor.
     
  7. bergere

    bergere Just living Life

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    I love Stonehedge... they do wonderful work at a fair price. They wash, card, and do roving or make batting. They do wonderful blendings.
    For those that do not handspin... they will also spin your yarn...

    http://www.stonehedgefibermill.com/
     
  8. spinangora

    spinangora New Member

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    There is a wonderful processor located at Belle Vallee, Ontario, Canada. They wash, card, and spin as you desire.
    website is: http://www.bvwools.com
     
  9. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Bump----- added to the directory
    Please feel free to continue adding to this thread
     
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    Matt NY Well-Known Member

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  11. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Just bumping a few posts so they hopefully won't get pruned
     
  12. ShortSheep

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    Wooly Knob Fiber Mill
    P.O. Box 171
    207 S. Main St.
    La Otto, IN 46763
    260) 897-4477

    I've heard lots of good things about Wooly Knob. They do batts & roving, and can handle primative fleeces.
     
  13. Somerhill

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    A+ Alpaca Fiber Mill 6781 River Road, Jordan. NY 13080. (315)689-1649 www.AplusAlpaca.com info@aplusalpaca.com.
    ABC Ranch Naturals 15249 Hwy. 19 Martinsburg, MO 65264 (573)492-6472 angoramom@hotmail.com www.abcranch.com
    Adstock Mill 368 Rang,Adstock,Quebec,Can.G0N 1S0 (877)422-5708 cottagecraftangora@hotmail.com http://www.cottagecraftangora.com/
    A Touch of Twist 1286 Weast Rd Schenectady, NY 12306 (518)864-5885
    Alpaca Dreamin' Fiber Mill 9630 Stage Road Arkport, NY 14807 (607)295-9515) www.alpacadreamin.com .
    Bear River FiberWorks PO Box 980211 Park City, UT 84098-0211 (435)657-0336 www.rio-oso.com
    Big Sky Quality Wool 120 East Holt Broadus, MT 59317. (406)436-2184 www.bigskyqualitywool.com bsqwoolmontana@rangeweb.net
    Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill 3776 Forshaug Rd. Mt. Horeb, WI 53572 (608)437-3762 marc@blackberry-ridge.com www.blackberry-ridge.com/
    Blue Hills Fiber Mill W 13163 Sieck Road, Bruce, WI. (715)868-3074 ngonsow@brucetel.net http://www.bluehillsalpacasandfibermill.com/
    Blue Moon Farm Custom Spinning. 31808 79th Ave. Ct. E., Eatonville, WA 98328, (253)846-5863. www.blue-moon-farm.com sharon@blue-moon-farm.com
    Briggs and Little Woolen Mills Ltd 3500 Rte 635, Harvey , York Co., NB, Can E6K 1J8 woolyarn@nb.sympatico.ca http://www.briggsandlittle.com/wool/default.asp
    Callimoor Alpacas Fiber Processing 17813 Snyder Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, (440)543-6152 callimoor@att.net Alpacas1.com.
    Carothers Country Fiber Mill 23798 Whitman Deering Drive, Minnesota City, MN 55959 (507)689-2677 Lynda@CarothersCountryFarm.com www.CarothersCountryFarm.com
    Cedarburg Woolen Mill, W62 N580 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI 53012 (262)377-0345 OR 1-800-wis-wool wiswool@execpc.com www.execpc.com/~wiswool
    Crofton Custom Carding, Box 256, 8126 Shasta Road, Crofton, BC Canada V0R1R0 mtames@shaw.ca
    Custom Woolen Mills RR 1 Carstairs, AB Can T0M 0N0 info@customwoolenmills.com www.customwoolenmills.com
    Dawn's Custom Carding 214 296th St. E., Roy, WA 98580 (253)843-1899 dawnpat_lantz@msn.com www.dawnscustomcarding.com
    Done Roving Farm & Carding Mill P. O. Box 45, Pembroke, ME 04666. (207)454-8148 farrarps@gwi.net.
    Ewe to You, Oregon Wool and Mohair Company, 305 Long Valley Drive, Sutherlin, OR 97479. (541)459-5739 ewetoyou@wmni.net
    Fantasy Fibers 26516 S. Hwy 170 Canby, OR 97013 (503)263-4902 ffibers@web-ster.com www.fantasyfibers.com
    Ferndale Fiber, 2870 W. 54th Lane, Ferndale, WA 98248 (360)384-0169 kmgreen196@msn.com
    Fingerlakes Woolen Mill 1193 Stewarts Corners Road, Genoa, NY 13071, (315)497-1542 yarn@fingerlakes-yarns.com www.fingerlakes-yarns.com;
    Frankenmuth Woolen Mill 570 Main St Frankenmuth, MI 48734 (989)652-8121
    Georgia Mountain Fiber, Inc. Eleven Mountain St., Blue Ridge, GA. 30513, (706)632-6767 gberns@TDS.net www.georgiamountainfiber.com
    Green Mountain Spinnery Box 568 Putney, VT 05346 (802)387-4528
    Harmony Holler Farm 217 Smith Trail, Meherrin, VA 23954-9508 434-223-2335 hhwoolproc@kinex.net

    Hidden Valley Woolen Mill, 14804 Newton Road, Valders, WI 54245 (920)758-2803
    Huacaya Moon, 214 S. Riverview, Bellevue IA 52031 (563)542-5000.
    Jehovah Jireh Farm, 32323 M-43, Paw Paw, MI 49079 Phone (616)628-4340
    www.woolmill.com. Amy@woolmill.com.

    Lee's Carding Mill 421 Lomax, Box 731, Encampment, WY 82325 (307)327-5568, clee@union-tel.com http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/
    Liberty Ridge Custom Carding 6175 Greenway-Lowell RdVerona, NY 13478 (315)337-7217 libertyr@concentric.net
    Lightfoot Farms Exotic Fiber Processing 29 Wakefield Road ( P.O. Box 1275), Kennebunk, ME 04043 (888-426-6631) Doris@Lightfootfarms.com www.lightfootfarms.com
    Lindenhof Wool Mill R.R. # 3, Allenford ON N0H 1A0 Canada www.lindenhofwoolmill.com/ info@lindenhofwoolmill.com
    Longbranch Fiber Farm 17722 Erickson Rd, KPS, Longbranch, WA 98351. (253) 884-4523 elsa@longbranchfiber.com www.longbranchfiber.com
    Mabou Ridge Fiber Processing 891 Southwest Ridge, RR#2, Mabou Ridge, NS, Canada B0E 1X0. (902)945-2171. www.mabouridge.com
    MacAusland's Woolen Mills Ltd Bloomfield, PE C0B 1E0 Canada 902-859-3005 fax 902-859-1628 http://www.peisland.com/wool/
    Mill Canyon Wool Processors PO Box 477, Magdalena, NM 87825 (505)854-2862 steve@millcanyon.com www.millcanyon.com
    Morning Star Fiber LLC 8522 Dover Road, Apple Creek, OH 44606 (330)439-4301 info@morningstarfiber.com www.morningstarfiber.com
    Ohio Valley Natural Fibers 8541 Louderback Rd. Sardinia, OH 45171 ( 937)446-3045 info@ovnf.com www.ovnf.com
    Ozark Carding Mill Gail White, 130B Hwy T Warsaw, MO 65355 (660)438-2106 whitegf@earthlink.net www.ozarkcarding.com
    Pufpaff's Fiber Processing, Suzanne Pufpaff, 5038 East M79 Hwy, Nashville, MI 49073 (517)852-1871 fibermill@yurtboutique.com http://fibermill.yurtboutique.com
    Quail Hill Carding Co 11707 Quail LN, Hillsboro, WI 54634 (608)-528-4640
    Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing 18495 Goodwin Avenue, Hastings, MN 55033 (651)485-7916 www.rachalpacafarm.com rachalpacafarm@aol.com
    Red Barn Fiber Processing Curt and Susan Boyes 5401 Norwood, Loveland, CO 80538 (970)669-6106
    Reidhill Fiber Farm 935 Glenn Bridge Rd SE. Arden, NC 28704 (828)684-9792. Kreid92340@aol.com
    Rovings Custom Carding & Dyeing Box 192 Oakbank, MB Can R0E 1J0 (800)266-5536
    Royal Fiber Spinnery, Inc, 547 Gavilan Canyon Rd. Ruidoso, NM 88345 (505)258-9276 at rdakan@royalspin.us www.royalspin.us
    Snohomish Custom Carding OK Mill Rd Snohomish, WA 98290 (425)334-1942
    Spinderella's Creations 1640 South 600 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (801)668-0563 Spinderellas523@msn.com www.spinderellas.com
    St. Peter Woolen Mill 101 W. Broadway , St. Peter, MN 56082 (507)934-3734 or 3702 spwoolen@prairie.lakes.com www.woolenmill.com
    Still River Mill, Deirdre Bushnell & Greg Driscoll, 210 Eastford Road PO Box 397, Eastford, CT 06242 (860)974-9918 sales@stillrivermill.com www.stillrivermill.com

    Stonehedge Farm and Fiber Mill, 2246 Pesek Rd., East Jordan, MI 49727 (231)536-2779 stonehedge@unnet.com http://www.stonehedgefibermill.com
    Taos Valley Wool Mill, P.O. Box 567, 104 Lower Hondo Rd., Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (505)776-1374 woolmill@taosfiber.com www.taosfiber.com/woolmill/
    The Fibre Company 144 Fore Street, Studio D-1, Portland, ME 04101, (207)761-9992 Contact@TheFibreCo.com www.TheFibreCo.com
    The Meadow's Gate 1366 Co Rd. 30 Andover, NY 14806 (607)478-844?
    This & That Farm 2212 Tinmouth Road, Danby, VT 05739 (80)-293-5492 thisthat@sover.net
    VIP Fibers - Handspun Yarn 18640 Castle Lake Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, (408)782-0515 vipfibers@earthlink.net, www.vipfibers.com/
    Wilde Yarns, Box 4662, Phila., PA 19127-0662. (215)482-8800 www.wildeyarns.com info@wildeyarns.com
    Wooly Knob Fiber Mill Inc., PO Box 171, 207 South Main, LaOtto, IN 46763 (260)897-4477 woolyknobfibermill@aol.com www.woolyknobfibermill.com
    Yolo Wool Products 41501 Co Rd. 27 Woodland, CA 95776 (916)666-1473 ywp@ccio.com http://www.quikpage.com/Y/yolo
    Zeilinger Wool Co 1130 Weiss St. Frankenmuth, MI 48734 (877)767-2920 zwool@aol.com www.zwool.com
     
  14. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'd suggest making this one a sticky, I don't have need for it yet, but I can see it would be very useful at times to have this information!
     
  15. Somerhill

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    Ross - you have my permission to cut and paste the processor list I just posted and make it a sticky. (or anyone else who knows how - hehe)

    Lisa
     
  16. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    It used to be a sticky but it's listed in the sheep board directory, has been for quite a while. It is also listed on the fibre forums list of links. Too many stickies and you have no room for topics!! Great addition though thanks Somerhill!
     
  17. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    On the other hand why not!!?
     
  18. MullersLaneFarm

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    Does anyone know of a mill that works with buffalo???

    ETA:

    Fulton Fiber Mill should be removed from the textilelink list. Catherine & Marc sold their mill equipment last year.
     
  19. ruby_jane

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    How about Bartlett Yarns? :D I don't think I saw them on the list...and I just so happen to love their yarn :rolleyes:

    Bartlettyarns, Inc.
    20 Water Street
    Harmony, ME 04942
    Open Mon-Fri, 8:30AM - 4:00PM

    http://www.bartlettyarns.com/

    Custom Processing

    Need information about our Custom Processing services?

    We will be pleased to "snail-mail" to you all the information that you need, including a Custom processing brochure, complete yarn color samples, prices, and ordering information. Just Contact Us with your mailing address and ask for the free Custom Processing Mailer.

    What is Custom Processing?

    This centuries-old service is for sheep growers who deliver their raw greasy wool to our historic mill in Harmony, Maine. For a reasonable processing charge, we card and spin their wool into knitting yarns, weaving warps, and rovings. If you have at least 100 pounds of washed fleece, be sure to ask for information on getting back your very own fleece in yarns that you order. If you have less than 100 pounds of washed fleece, we can process it for you as Round Roving for hand spinning yarn, or for dyeing, felting, or other craft projects.

    How does Custom Processing work?

    We estimate that your grease wool will produce 45% of its net weight in yarn. For example, ten pounds of grease wool will produce 4-1/2 pounds of yarn. Our processing charge for the yarn depends on how many pounds and the type of yarn that you ask us to produce. Your final price will be less than our wholesale price; thus you may resell your yarn to your own customers to earn more from your wool.
     
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    Pocahontas Mill
    106 W. Everett
    Pocahontas, AR 72455
    870-277-4424
    Very nice ladies. I think their prices are very reasonable also. They have yarn, fiber and do processing.