- Jul 27, 2012
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- NE OH
Usually either my mom or I just drive to mills that are close enough to get to in a day but dropping them off at a fiber fest we're going to anyway is easier. I dropped off a big load at Great Lakes Fiber Show last year because there were a lot of good mills picking up there. The mill either calls us to pick it up when they are done or they mail it back in a giant box. I just had someone in OR buy 5 lbs of seconds from me and I just squished it as much as possible into a plastic lined box and dropped it at the post office. $16 for shipping! I gave them a deal on the fiber because it was unwashed seconds I wasn't doing anything with so they were happy to pay for shipping luckily.Bridgemoof said:Yeah Roving, I got the impression that the mill we visited encouraged you to get them to wash the fleeces, because if they get a fleece in that isn't quite lanolin free it can mess up their drums.
I found a mill relatively close to me in PA that can do my cormo. I would prefer to hand deliver my fleeces instead of shipping. What a pain. How do you even ship your fleeces? Or do you drop them off at a fiber festival?
Now you've sold me on the rug yarn idea.