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shadiya



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 13 12:05 pm    Post subject: Getting fleece spun  Reply with quote    

I've given up on the idea of spinning for the time being as haven't got any better and never seem to have any time to go the local spinners group meetings. However, I do still want to be able to knit myself something from my own wool. Does anyone know anywhere/anybody you'd do a couple of fleeces and ideas of how much it might cost? I'm not in a hurry but would like to have a plan....

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 13 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My friend Freyalyn gets fleeces carded for her: I'm guessing the same place spins as well, however I think it's in Yorkshire. I can ask.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 13 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My friend Freyalyn gets fleeces carded for her: I'm guessing the same place spins as well, however I think it's in Yorkshire. I can ask.

How many fleeces?

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 13 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There's Griffiths Mill in Derbyshire, but they haven't replied to my email yet and I've not got round to phoning them. Halifax Mill in Yorkshire said I didn't have enough fleece for them. It was them that recommended Griffiths.

shadiya



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 13 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got four, gave the others away. I think four might be a bit on the small side, numbers wise. if only I'd taken to spinning like a duck to water instead of a duck to a bicycle.... Or something equally rubbish.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 13 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Griffiths did the two fleeces for Nat's wedding dress, it wasn't cheap, mind.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 13 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Roughly how much can you remember?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could try asking your local spinning group if anyone there was interested. It wouldn't be worth their while in terms of payment by the hour of course, but you might find someone who would do the job for you by hand if you were willing to pay them a reasonable amount.

Getting it spun commercially will produce a more even yarn and is more economically viable though.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Roughly how much can you remember?


About 140 including delivery & VAT, I have been informed.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

offhand I think most of the commerical mills want 25kg of fleece to work with or there will be a big premium payment involved.

shadiya



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 13 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I shall try Griffiths. Thanks for info peeps.

Blacksheep



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 13 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you didn't manage to get fleece spun the Halifax Spinning Mill process small amounts of fleece, from 1kg according to their website http://www.halifaxspinningcompany.co.uk/index.html

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