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Processing with Spinderellas

From raw fleece to finished product, we work with you every step of the way to create a product you can be proud of. we guarantee it!

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We really know how to spin a yarn- and that ain't no fish tale!

YARNS

Do you knit, crochet or weave? We spin yarns to work best for your application

From a bulky singles to laceweight yarn for that perfect summer shawl

How about some chunky rug  or squishy yarn for a big chunky cowl

Maybe something fun with color, silk, and more!

Would you rather spin the yarn yourself?

NO PROBLEM

We will DRY

HAND WASH

HAND OPEN

CARD 

Roving

BATTS

Ship it Home to Ewe

Custom Processed by Jim and Lynn

Working with you to create your brand

how cool is that?

Handmade leads by Spinderellas Creations

Custom  Custom Custom


Whether your goal is for projects for yourself or you want to sell your fibers, we can help you get there. If you do not want to do the work yourself, we can turn your fibers into felt, rope, scarves, blackets, and rugs. 

Give us a call - 801.668.0563 

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(limited time offer)
1923 Circa Davis & Ferber Card

Ms Meriwether- the star of the show


Meet Meriwether - a 1923 circa carder and the start of processing your beautiful fibers. 

She has an "opener or burr breast" where most of the fibers are opened. after they been  hand teased by us. 

She keeps turnin and whirlin !

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Spinderella's Creations



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Spinderellas has a 2 pound minimum charge on all processes.

Please understand that we can wash, card, spin and felt less than 2 pounds per fiber run, but you will be charged for 2 pounds for each process your fiber goes through.
A run is considered one fleece or one batch.  
Keep this in mind when you are sending fleeces or it can get costly.


Washing

dirty wool being washed

Washing is the most important step to quality fiber processing, whether for roving, yarn or felt. We prefer to wash your fibers in the mill to assure you of getting quality finished product in return.

Spinderella's hand washes every fleece in a separate tub, going through 2 or three washes and around 3 -4 rinses to rid the fleeces of grease, dirt and oils.

We use Dawn, as we have found it cleans the fibers well and is gentle on the fibers. Is is also good on the pocket book. We have tried using expensive soaps, but feel there is no benefit to how the fiber feels after washing. If we actually found a benefit to using them we certainly would, but would have to pass the added costs on to you.

If you have washed your fibers, you will be charged the carding charge only, if the fibers are clean enough to be carded. Often dirt and lanolin are left on fleeces sent in by customers and we will wash them without contacting you about further processing costs. So please be careful when sending in "clean fleeces."
Use our How to Wash PDF


Prices are for ALL fiber types.
NOTE : WE DO NOT PROCESS ANGORA RABBIT !!
Lynn is very alergic to rabbit fluff.

Pricing is $4.00 per pound based on the incoming weight of fiber
Washing Only is $8.00 per pound based on incoming weight of fiber
Additional washes for extremely dirty or greasy fibers is
$3.00 per pound based on incoming weight of fibers.

Re- Washing your fibers that you send and say are clean is $8.00 per pound based on incoming weight of fiber. We have to stop production to wash your fibers and this holds up the whole line.

Also note that there are times we are not able to card your fibers into a roving without the addition of wool. We do have these fibers available for purchase.

Carding

Carding is a process that combs or brushes fiber to produce a continuous web or roving suitable for spinning or felting. This is achieved by passing the fibers between differentially moving surfaces covered with card clothing. Our carder is named "Meriwether".

Spinderellas can process your raw wool into roving or batts or clouds. The price includes hand picking the locks open, as we feel pickers are too agressive on most fibers, and carding your fibers into rovings, batts or clouds. Often we will run a fiber through our carder twice to remove heavy veggie matter. You will be charged for that as well as extra for the wear and tear on the carding cloth due to heavy VM.

  • Roving is returned coiled in a plastic bag.
  • Batts are folded in tissue paper / 4-5 are placed in a plastic bag
  • Clouds are sent back in a plastic bag
Bag of wool batts by Spinderellas Creations
A Bag of  8 ounce Batts

Spinderellas Colorful roving

Carding Prices

Based on the finished weight of your fiber

Roving  is $6.75 per pound 
Bats- 8 oz or more is $9.50 per pound 
Batts- 4 oz is $10.50 per pound 
Clouds is $6.75 per pound 

Also note that there are times we are not able to card your fibers into a roving without the addition of wool. We do have these fibers available for purchase.

Though many companies charge based on incoming weight, from start to finish, we separate the cost for washing and carding separately. We feel this is the only fair way to charge you, as we have no idea what will be lost in washing, tumbling and carding.

If you have washed your fibers, you will be charged the carding charge only, if the fibers are clean enough to be carded. Often dirt and lanolin are left on fleeces sent in by customers and we will wash them without contacting you about further processing costs. So please be careful when sending in "clean fleeces."
Use our How to Wash PDF

Prices are for ALL fiber types.
NOTE : WE DO NOT PROCESS ANGORA RABBIT !!
Lynn is very alergic to rabbit fluff.

Also note that there are times we are not able to card your fibers into a roving without the addition of wool. We do have these fibers available for purchase.


Spinning Beautiful Yarns

Spinning is the art of twisting fiber into a continuous thread by using a spinning wheel or drop spindle or in our case a ring spinner. The thread or yarn is spun thick or thin, plied or un-plied, and can later be dyed or left natural. Many fibers can be spun to make an incredible yarn. We spin wool, alpaca, mohair, blended with each other or adding the likes of bamboo, silk, threads, sparkle, etc.

Pebbles Rug Yarns
Spinderellas Squishy Yarns
Natural Fawn Yann
Ragg Yarns by Spinderella
Fun yarns by Spinderella
Spinderellas Coned Yarns
Natural Twist Yarns by Spinderellas Creations
Natural White- ready for dyeing by Spinderellas Creations


The spinning services at Spinderella's Creations and Fiber Mill have met with rave reviews from small ranch and animal lovers across the continental US and Alaska. Jim will spin yarns to your specifications and present you with a quality yarn you’ll be pleased to use and sell.
We offer one, two or three ply yarns from lace to bulky, and very thick yarns the size of your pinky finger, we call Big Stitches Squishy Yarn, and Rug Yarn.
( photo on the left )

We love to create fun yarns with your fibers too. We can dye them or add other colored fibers like merino or bamboo to make a colorful blend. We call them Twist yarns.  They are the yarns in the photos that look "tweedy". We can also make "ragg yarns" which are the barbar pole look in the photos. There are lots of options. Just give us a call and we are always happy to make suggestions, but the final decision is always yours!
Click here to take you to some pictures of the yarns we can create for you.
 
If you’re not sure what you want, we’ll be happy to offer our advice. If you have a favored yarn, we ask you send a 12" sample for Jim to try and match. Our goal is to provide you with the best yarn possible from each of your fleeces. All fiber is good for something, whether that be a lovely lace weight yarn or a rug yarn,  if you are not sure, we can help.

Spinning Prices

Based on the finished weight of your fiber
includes: opening, carding, spinning,skeining, steam setting 

Very Bulky Single (200 yard skeins)
under 500 yards per pound
$20 / pound

Lopi Single or 2 ply Bulky  
(200 yard skeins)

500- 800 yards per pound
$22 / pound

3 ply Bulky or 2 ply Worsted 
(250 yard skeins)

 801 -1200 yards per pound
$25 / pound

3 ply Sport or 2 ply Fingering 
(450 yard skeins)

1601 - 2000 yards per pound
$32 / pound

3 ply Fingering or 2 ply Lace
(450 yard skeins)
2001 - 2400 yards per pound
$42 / pound

2 ply Cobweb Lace 
(450 yard skeins)

2701 - 3000 yards per pound
$52 / pound

2 ply Gossamer Lace 
(450 yard skeins)

3001 -3400 yards per pound
$55 / pound

Rug Yarn 
(150 yard bumps on bamboo cotton cord)

60-70 yards per pound
$12.75 / pound
50 yard skeins = 50 cents each

Squishy Yarn
(150 yard bumps on merino thread)
60-70 yards per pound
$14.75 / pound
50 yard skeins = 50 cents each


Felting

Felt is a textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibres together.
At Spinderellas, we have the ability to make felt in two ways; wet or needle felting. Our machines are 60" wide. 

Wet Felting - with our gal "Proud Mary"
Warm soapy water is applied to layers of batts. With agitation and compression, this causes the fibres to lock and mesh together making a single piece of fabric. After the wet felting process is complete, the felted material is finished by fulling. ( an action of throwing the fabric)
Needle Felting - with Mary's needley buddy "Bill"
Needle felting creates felt without the use of water. Our Machine uses special needles, erroneously referred to as "barbed" needles, which in fact have notches, not barbs, along the shaft of the needle that grab the top layer of fibres and tangle them with the inner layers of fibres as the needle enters the wool. Since the notches along the needles face downwards, they do not pull the fibres out as the needle exits the wool. 
Once tangled and compressed you end up with a durable fabric. This works wonderfully well for alpaca 2nds, coarser fibers and wools that normally do not felt with water, like southdown and suffolk.
Felt Crafts Wet Felting Machine
Proud Mary
Felt Crafts Needle Felting Machine
 Bill - don't mess with him


 Uses for felt are limited only by your imagination.
See Items made from the felt we made for our customers.

We lay 4 batts out  at about 58" wide and 72" long,
2 - 3 layers high.  The thickness will be determined by the weight of the carded batts.
The finished size depends on the rate of shinkage, but generally wet felt yields a 50" x 54" piece of felt.
There are times we are able to make a larger felt
90" x 45" if the batts co-operate.

Using 4 oz batts, this is perfect for lightweight clothing. We can also create
Pre-felt from this weight.
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4/ 8 oz batts are also used for clothing and are a little heavier, but still subtle and
comfortable to wear. 
Pre-felt from this weight.
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4-/12 ounce batts are perfect for light weight crafts & provides a little more thickness for crafting  slippers, purses and more
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8- 12 / 8 ounce Batts is useful for rugs, horse blankets, and more 
and will be needle felted only
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We offer other possibilities and we are willing to work with you to create a felted fabric that will meet your needs. 

Felt Pricing

$46 per sheet
includes washing, opening and carding, felting to fabric
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$35 per sheet for Pre-Felt
includes washing, opening and carding, pre-felt sheet
NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS WILL APPLY

Felted Baskets by WooliePig Studios
Felt Pieces by Spinderellas Creations
Felted Bunnies by Alpaazona
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