Unfortunately Adagio Mills has had to downsize so will only be providing processing services at specific times of the year.

Please fill out the booking form as a first contact and when we have available space in our schedule we will contact you regarding sending in your fleece.

Do not send in your fleece without our approval.

 
 

Do not send in your fleece without booking in your fleece first and receiving confirmation that we are ready to receive it.

 

Processing Services

Adagio Mills are able to process sheep wool, alpaca fleece, mohair and other natural fibres. We are able to provide processing services for customers from 10kg of fleece through to tonnes. Processing rates, capabilities and other useful information are included below. We encourage you to give us a call to discuss your processing needs.

Our capabilities

We are able to process yarn and rovings from natural fibres. We are able to process fibres such as alpaca, sheep wool and mohair. If you are interested in having your fibre processed please contact us. 

We are able to process huacaya and suri fibre. 

The yarn can be supplied as balls, skeins or cones.

Schedule of rates

The schedule of rates are for incoming weight of fleece and are excluding GST. The rates are subject to change at our discretion.

Alpaca (Huacaya) Fleece processing rates

  • $130/kg for 4 and 5 ply yarns,

  • $120/kg for 8 and 12 ply yarns,

  • $70/kg for rovings,

  • $15/kg for dehairing,

  • Please contact us for rates for heavier or lighter yarn weights than listed,

Postage and freight costs are additional. We encourage our clients to drop off and pick up their fleece so we can discuss your order with you and enable you to reduce shipping costs.

Rates for suri and suri blends are quoted on a case by case basis.

Fleece with excessive vegetable matter may be refused and returned at the owner's cost or incur additional charges for processing. We will discuss this with you prior to processing.

Minimum order is 10kg.

We can blend different colours or fibres.

Preparing your fleece

We recommend the following;

  • Ideal staple length for processing is 90 to 110mm.

  • Our machinery is designed to process fibre from 70 to 140mm, however we recommend that staple lengths be as similar as possible, it is important that your fibres are similar in length for the quality of the finished yarn, we recommend that the staple lengths be within +/-10mm,

  • We can not process fibres less than 70mm or greater than 140mm so these must be removed before you send your fleece in. If you would like to know more about why too short or too long fibres are unable to be processed then please call us.

  • Separate and skirt saddle fleece, preferably at time of shearing,

  • Class, group or combine your fleeces for processing that have similar characteristics e.g. staple length, micron, etc when possible as this produces the best results,

  • Remove as much vegetable matter, VM, as possible as we will not be picking through your fleece. Some loose VM will come out at each step of the process however all burrs and VM locked into the fleece must be removed before processing,