What is roving?
Roving is fiber that’s been washed, picked, carded and coiled for use in hand spinning and needle felting.
What’s the difference between regular and pin-drafted roving?
Regular roving is roving directly off of our carder, which definitely makes a nice enough roving for hand spinners and felters. The pin drafting process further aligns and evens out the roving. When we spin yarn here at the mill, we need the roving to be absolutely perfect, so we run it through our Pin Drafter at least twice. If you want to hand spin with the creme de la creme of roving, opt for Pin Drafting — it’ll make hand spinning a dream.
What’s your order minimum?
For roving orders, our order minimum is five pounds incoming (before wash) per job. We can process less than this, but we will charge for the minimum weight.
What’s your maximum/minimum staple length?
Our carder requires that staple (fiber) length to be between 2 and 6 inches. Additionally, we cannot accept fiber from animals that have been bedded in wood shavings as they’re next to impossible to get completely out of a fleece and will ruin our carder.*
Can you process alpaca, mohair, etc?
Sorry, we are a sheep’s wool only operation for the time being. We also cannot accept hair breeds (Navajo Churro, Icelandic, etc) of sheep as we don’t have a dehairer.
When can I get yarn made at Junction Fiber Mill?
Starting May 1st, and we’ll post our pricing for yarn in the coming week.
*We reserve the right to reject any fleece for any reason