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 mill equipment is made to handle the fiber with care and to create roving, yarn and felt of the highest quality. Once received, your fiber is weighed, cataloged, and placed in the queue for processing.
Unfortunately, the costs for our supplies increased dramatically in 2021 and we've been forced to increase our flat rate prices in order to cover these increases. For fiber we receive in 2022 the charge will be $34.00 per pound of finished yarn for wool; $36.00 per pound of finished yarn for Huacaya; $40.00 for Suri or other exotics (which we blend with Huacaya for stability through the process). The price includes all steps of the process:
Final skein washing, recommended to remove sprays we use to remove static electricity, is available at an additional charge of $2.00 per skein
Roving is charged at $20 per pound of finished roving, $36 if blending of fibers is desired or required.