Our business philosophy for custom milling services is to produce quality 100% natural fibre products for alpaca farmers.   

Our mill is currently producing yarns (2 & 3 Ply), cotton core yarns, rovings & batts.  

Whether you have a herd of 5 or 20 (or more) - we will work with you to understand your needs.  


Our milling services prices are based upon finished weight for products ordered and services rendered.  

You are not charged on incoming weight & you have the option to drop off/pick up to save on shipping costs.  

Our  custom milling production schedule ensures your fleece is given the attention it deserves.  

You will always have your own fleece returned to you - never another farms. 


Our milling prices are not a secret -  a quote for requested milling services  including an date for products to be returned to you is provided up front for your review & approval.  Once confirmed and a deposit is received, you will be scheduled with a date to drop off your fleece.      If you would like more information on custom milling services  please contact Barb  by email to set up a quick call - it helps us answer your questions quickly and understand your needs.  If you would rather schedule a mill tour to see what we can do - happy to do so... please contact Barb at  [email protected]




Custom Milling Services 


Our Milling Service is OPEN for Business !!

 

Twin Pines Alpacas Farm & Fibre Mill offers a complete textile mill on site which offers  alpaca fibre producers  the flexibility to select a variety of services and finished goods in each custom milling order.  


Our focus is to produce natural fibre products, specializing in alpaca milled alone or blended with high quality sourced fibres like merino, sheep wool, mohair, silk, soy and bamboo.  Blending and alpaca dehairing services are also available. 


Whether you are looking for yarn, felt, rovings, rug yarns or batts ~ we pay attention to the details to ensure you receive a quality finished good for your business or personal use.  


We have a limited number of production dates available for alpaca fibre producers this upcoming 2019 season.  Custom Milling services are scheduled to ensure a quicker turn around time for you to receive your product.  For more information email Barb at [email protected]



"We will treat your fibre as our own, every step of the way.”

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To Sort, Grade or Class ... That is the Question

The value of sorting, grading and classifying fibre - prior to processing the fibre - is quite simply a better end product."

Talk to Barb about more info on sorting, grading and classing your fibre prior to processing - email [email protected] and ask about this service. 

Skirt, Sort & Tumble

Once the fleece is sheared from the animal and prior to processing, fibre is skirted and sorted in order to remove excess dirt, vegetation, stains and/or manure contamination.  Fibre at this stage may also be graded and classed.  Excess dirt is also removed by way of tumbling. 

Wash & Dry

Fleece is cleaned and dried prior to being milled using a commercial washing machine designed to wash but not agitate the fibres.  Agitation, during a wash cycle, would cause the fleece to felt. 

Pick & Condition

Raw fibres are not sufficiently separated (opened) to be ready for milling.    Therefore, fibres are picked, blended (if desired) and conditioned in preparation for  milling into the desired product. 

Separate 

This stage of process separates (dehairs) the fibres in order to improve overall consistency and grade of the fibres for processing. Dehairing services remove guard hairs and coarse fibres which may not be desired in the finished product. 

Card & Draw

Carding fleece is the process of 'brushing' the yarn  to align the fibres.  Carded fleece may be made into rovings - to spin; or batts - for felting or quilting.  Roving are further processed on a draw frame as a      'pre-draft' of the fibres; which, lengthens the roving in prior to spinning. 

Spin & Ply 

Commercial spinning equipment applies draft, twist and speed to produce single threads (a ply) of yarn.  Single threads  of yarn are further plied together to to produce a final yarn product.   All yarns are steamed to set the twist and further prepared into a final skein form.   

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