Processing Services

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!!!

Our current turn around time is 10-12 months, depending on the processes you require.  

Spinderellas is a full service a custom fiber processing mill, offering a wide variety of services for your raw fibers.

We offer services to wash, card, and spin, your fibers including alpaca, wool, mohair, llama and many others.  

We are committed to processing your natural fiber as if they were our own. Being a small family operation, your fibers are carefully handled and processed in an environmentally responsible manner. Each fleece is processed by themselves, but we will combine like fleeces to save on our minimum charges when possible.

 

We are taking orders on a limited basis so we can offer our  high-quality services at a reasonable turn around time.

We will not take any fibers in house knowing they will be here for more than 8 months. We are simply too small to store fibers.

We also offer a variety of blending fibers including merino, bamboo, and silk. Other fibers available upon request.

Please fill out an ORDER FORM and place in the bags. If you have questions, please write to info@spinderellas.com.

We try to answer quickly. We also try to answer the phone, but often we cannot hear the phone in the mill. Email is the best way to hear back from us.

  • Due to severe allergies- we do NOT process Rabbit or Suri Alpaca

  • We DO NOT take alpaca 3rds- use them for mulch please

  • Know that we are not able to spin Alpaca 2nds or coarse blankets into anything but rug yarn

  • If you do not put an order form or a contact into in the bag we will not process the fiber at the time it is pulled to start processing and will be sent to the city compost - we cannot store fiber - we cannot store fiber or contact a medium to tell us who it belongs to - ( wink wink) 

  • If any of your fiber comes into the mill for processing with bugs- eggs or larva- it will be tossed IMMEDIATELY!! This is why it is best to process your fibers as soon as you shear- especially for alpaca- alpaca seems to attract moths more than wool.

  • AGAIN: WE DO NOT GIVE MILL TOURS- we simply have no time with running the business and taking care of 2 handicapped "kiddos". Thank you for understanding. 

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Your fibers are rolled on a table where we remove tiny vegetable matter as well as skirt you fleece, if needed. It will then go to our tumbler to remove dust and VM.

We wash your fibers by hand, in a transformed washing machine using 180^ water and Dawn.

Your fleeces will undergo 3 full wash cycles, in which each cycle included a wash and 2 rinse cycles, with a separating of the fleece after each cycle.

If you are charged extra washing it is because we needed extra cycles to wash your fiber. 

It then goes on the drying racks under a gentle fan to dry.

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Your fibers are hand picked open both on the drying racks and also as we feed Ms Meriwether. We do not use a picker as we believe it damages fiber. 

( we have owned 2 )

We weight your fibers on a scale and place it on our feeding table to be opened by our card. Each fleece is fed at the ratio we feel best to create the best in the finished product.  Very often fleeces in the same order will not be carded at the same rate.

If your fiber is going into yarn, you fiber will be carded twice and often a 3rd time to make the best prepared roving to go onto the spinning frames.

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Your roving for spinning, at Spinderellas Custom Mill, goes through many steps to create your yarn

Jim will continue to "draw out" or attenuate your roving , aligning the fibers and making them thinner.  Again the fiber is weighed and measured to determine the ratios needed to make the correct single.

They are then taken to our 8 head spinning frame to be into the weight of single to make your yarn. After the bobbins are full, they are take to another spinning frame to be plied .

They are then skeined, steamed, which sets the twist and allows the fibers to go back to it's natural state, and bagged ready to be shipped home to you.

Frequently asked questions

Do I get my own fiber back?


Yes- ALWAYS! That's why we call it custom processing. We process your natural fibers just for you the way you want it done. :-) We are always looking for ways to not only improve our techniques, but also coming up with "different" looks. We want you to STAND OUT in the crowd if selling your wares. We also treat it as if it were our own fiber. Often we will contact you if we think there is a better process for your fibers. Example- a coarser fiber you want to be lace weight yarn might be better spun as a thick single or rug yarn.




Can there be more charges?


Yes- here is a list of additional charges: 1. Extra Washing due to very dirty fibers - $2.50 incoming weight 2. Dyeing your fibers - $10 per pound based on the incoming weight 3. Heavy VM Charge due to wear & tear of our machines - $2.50 per pound finished weight 4. Skirting your fibers- $2.50 per pound incoming weight 5. Addition of merino at current price of $2.00 per ounce - pound pricing available. 6. Addition of other fibers, call or write for pricing. Remember, there is a 2 pound minimum charge on all processing charges




Payment Information and Lack of Order forms


We DO NOT require a deposit. Prices do not include shipping and handling or applicable taxes
Prices may be subject to change without notice We will send you an invoice via Square.
Payments made by check or money order should be made payable to Spinderellas Creations and you must specify that at the time of billing.
You will have 7 business days to pay your bill. After 7 days, customer will be charged a late fee of 10 % of the bill or $15, whichever is greater. We do not like to do this, but we have had no choice :-(
Balances owing on finished product after 30 days from completion of processing becomes the property of Spinderellas Creations and we will sell it for processing costs and storage.
Fiber left for 1 month without direction of processing, after being contacted by us, will become property of Spinderellas Creations.
Fiber arriving in house without proper paperwork or identification becomes property of Spinderellas Creations, we simply do not have time to track owners of sent fiber. They will be sent to the local compost, and garden programs. Fibers with bugs, eggs or larva will be tossed immediately!!! They are a processors nightmare!
At management's discretion, a fee may be charged for having to discard large amounts of unusable fiber to cover our removal costs.




Who is Spinderellas Creations?


We are a small family owned and operated custom fiber mill and boutique. We are blessed to work from home since our youngest son is quadrupeligic and deaf. We are able to keep him home and care for him. We opened our doors in 1995, and have been a custom fiber mill with a desire to help ranchers with their fibers. We are constantly looking for new products to add value to the fibers you raise.




Terms and Conditions


Prices subject to change All orders will be paid in full before leaving the mill 10% late fee, not less than $15, will be added after 7 days of sending your invoice. If payment is not recieved within a 30 day period from the day we sent the invoice, the fiber will become property of Spinderella's Creations. We guarantee our work 100% ! If you are not pleased with our work, contact us upon arrival of the order to your home via email info@spinderellas.com or phone 801.487.8372, with the reason(s) you are not satisfied with your order and we will make sure everything is worked out to your satisfaction.




Assurance for Quality Products Guarantee


We back our services 100%. Your satifation is of utmost importance at Spinderellas Creations Jim is the Master Spinner at Spinderellas and personally guarantees to give you the best quality product possible from your fiber. Jim is able to look at a sample of yarn and match it with your fibers. It is best to send in a sample of the same fiber type, since each fiber spins differently. Understand that fibers are not all created equal and often you will not recieve a "perfect" store bought yarn. Jim usually writes on your order form reasons why this happened. Jim and Lynn treat your fibers as if they were their own. Lynn may contact you to suggest other ways to use your fibers to optimize the uniquenss of your fibers. For instance, someone wanting yarn from a course fiber, may be better served as rug yarn. If something doesn't go quite right, as it sometimes does when working with natural fiber, we will either discount or send the product back at no charge. Your satisfaction is important. We know if you cannot work with or sell the product(s) they are of no use to you. We promise we make it right If you are ever disappointed with the quality of our work, we NEED to hear from you. We have no way of knowing unless you communicate with us! We also listen to you, a suggestion, another way of looking at things. That is how we all learn.




Orderforms and Storage


If you send in fiber with no contact information, we will not hold it, it will be tossed to the city compost. We cannot keep fibers that we do not who they belong to. If you have been contacted about your fiber order, we will give you 1 week to contact us about the order in question- we cannot store fibers for months or years at a time. We have no room and also have no use for more fiber. We will toss it in the city compost bin.




Fiber Quality & Storage


WE ARE NOT A FREE STOREHOUSE!!! Fiber left for 1 month without direction of processing, after being contacted by us, will become property of Spinderellas Creations.
Fiber arriving in house without proper paperwork or identification becomes property of Spinderellas Creations, we simply do not have time to track owners of sent fiber. They will be sent to the local compost, and garden programs. Fibers with bugs, eggs or larva will be tossed immediately!!! They are a processors nightmare!
At management's discretion, a fee may be charged for having to discard large amounts of unusable fiber to cover our removal costs.