Options and prices
Processing charges for alpaca fleece
(For prices for processing sheep wool and other fibres, please see here)
How much it costs to process your fleece depends on a number of factors:
the weight of fleece that we start with, and also how much remains at different stages of the process
(dirtier, coarser fleeces or those with a lot of vegetable matter will lose a lot more weight than clean, fine fleeces)
the type of yarn you’d like
(finer yarns take much longer to spin and ply than chunkier ones)
how you have the yarn finished
(on cone, or in balls or skeins, and with or without printed labels)
whether the fleece needs sorting or any other additional services, such as dyeing.
There’s information on how we calculate the actual cost for your fleece in the Alpaca Processing Charges download. The average return rate for alpaca fleece is 75%, so we’ve given the price per kg incoming weight (that is, the weight of fleece you send to us for processing) based on this average. But if you’d like to get a more accurate estimate of the likely return rate and cost for your own fleece, please download our ‘Ready Reckoner’.
We also ask for a deposit of £10.00 per kg for new customers to book a processing slot for 10 kg or more, and for all customers making a booking for 20 kg or more. This will be deducted from your invoice for fleece processing when your order is complete, but is non-refundable in the event of cancellation.
All prices exclude VAT and delivery.