Fiber Processing

COVID-19 NOTE FOR OUR MILL CUSTOMERS: 

WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT!  JUST WHEN WE HAD MADE PROGRESS ON OUR BACKLOG AND BEGAN PREPARING TO TAKE IN NEW FIBER, THE COVID-19 VIRUS STRUCK THE U.S.  BECAUSE OF THE PREVALENCE OF THE VIRUS IN VIRGINIA AND IN OUR COUNTY, WE STOPPED HAVING IN-PERSON FIBER MILL AND FARM VISITS FOR THE TIME BEING. 

IN LATE MAY WE OPENED OUR BRAND NEW FIBER COLLECTION HUT LOCATED AT THE ENTRANCE TO OUR FARM FOR CUSTOMERS TO DROP OFF THEIR FIBER AND/OR PICK UP THEIR FINISHED PRODUCT, ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT HOW TO LABEL AND DROP-OFF FIBER.  IT'S OUR ANSWER TO SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE STILL PROCESSING YOUR FIBER...AND KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE UNTIL WE GET THROUGH THESE VERY DIFFICULT TIMES. 

ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, WE BEGAN TAKING FIBER FROM THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO HAD BEEN ON OUR WAITING LIST. WITHIN JUST A FEW WEEKS OUR BACKLOG HAD GROWN BACK TO A YEAR.  

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON OUR WAITING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT SUSAN@SHENANDOAHFIBER.COM OR LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR ME AT 703 608 1177.

IN THE MEANTIME, STAY SAFE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

Complicated pricing systems for fiber processing drove us mad.  Our answer - a single flat rate processing charge.

The processing of fiber at Shenandoah Fiber and Mill is an art.  We tenderly clean your raw fiber and prepare it for processing.  Our new mill equipment is made to handle the fiber with care and to create either roving or yarn of the highest quality.

Once received, your fiber is weighed, cataloged, cross-checked with the results of your "online cost estimator" order form, and placed in the queue for processing.  If at times portions of your fiber are too coarse be used for yarn or roving, they are separated and used to make alpaca felt blankets for the homeless.  This supports our planet and community friendly production practices.

We charge $32.00 per pound of finished product for wool; $34.00 per pound of finished product for Huacaya; $38.00 for Suri or other exotics (which we blend with Huacaya for stability through the process).  The price includes all steps of the process: