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The Mill - Solar Powered Fiber Processing

Our private mill is located on our 175 acre alpaca farm nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, just off Interstate 81 near Lexington, Virginia.  Solar-powered, our single purpose 2000 square foot mill is complete with a separate sorting and washing room, closed drying room, an ergomonically-designed equipment layout that flows "with the fiber" through the process, and two separate rooms for receiving and shipping. 

The mill is equipped with Chuck McDermott's heavy duty "farmer's wife Stonehedge Fiber Milling Equipment" that includes:

  • a picker with separate room to gather the "fluff"
  • a carding maching, aka "The McDermott Machine" with extra wide feeder belt
  • a pin drafter   
  • a spinning/plying machine
  • a skein winder
  • a skein twister
  • a cone winder
  • a 60 inch needle felter.

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