Adagio Mills is a semi-worsted mill as we have a carding and a drafting stage before we spin the yarn. The following is some information about our process and it is all completed in our factory space in Orange NSW.

The fleece goes through many stages to be processed into yarn and is very labour intensive.

To process the fleece into yarn, it is scoured, picked, dehaired (optional), carded, pindrafted, cone wound, ball wound, steamed and packaged. 

 All Adagio Mills alpaca yarns are dehaired. 

All Adagio Mills alpaca yarns are dehaired. 

 The carder starts to align the fibres.

The carder starts to align the fibres.

 The pin drafter is a combing or gilling stage that aligns fibres ready for spinning. Rovings after this stage are suitable to be used for our spinning purposes, for hand spinners or for felting.

The pin drafter is a combing or gilling stage that aligns fibres ready for spinning. Rovings after this stage are suitable to be used for our spinning purposes, for hand spinners or for felting.

 The spinning frame is used to draft and twist the singles then ply the singles together to create the yarn

The spinning frame is used to draft and twist the singles then ply the singles together to create the yarn

 Ball winding is one of the final parts of the Adagio Mills process and one of the most fun! 

Ball winding is one of the final parts of the Adagio Mills process and one of the most fun! 

 The yarn is then labeled and packaged.

The yarn is then labeled and packaged.

If you are a textiles educator, please contact us if you would like more detailed information.