At Custom Woolen Mills we custom process a variety of exotic fiber blended products.
To view a list of our exotic fiber finished products, click here.
Custom Processing of Exotic Fibers
We custom produce the following blends twice a year (February and August) when we set aside production time for special fibers.
Roping or Batts
Worsted Weight Yarn Blends (Mule Spinner Yarn)
Sport Weight Yarn Blends (Mule Spinner 2-Ply, 3-Ply)
Lopi Weight Yarn Blends
Custom Processing Notes for Exotic Fibers:
-For best results, fiber length must be less than 4 inches (10cm).
Why Blend with Wool?
Alpaca, Llama and Mohair are wonderful fibers with some appealing advantages - so why not use 100% of a good thing?
100% of the good qualities of an exotic fiber doesn't make up for the characteristics it lacks. Manufacturers have been blending fibers and inventing fibers for years; wool work socks generally have a percentage of nylon or orlon for wear in the toes and heels. Almost all machine spun exotics have some percentage of nylon, polymide, silk, or wool to give the yarn a lasting shape. Wool has "Resilience" or "Elasticity" - a characteristic that helps it withstand the stress of manufacturing and lets it hold its shape as an end product.