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Special Note:

September 2017 – We are finishing some pure white fleeces now and will switch next week into colored fleeces. We have an enormous backlog at this time and will be processing colors for a few months; at least through December. For various reasons, at least six other west coast fiber processors have closed or are no longer taking in fleeces. This has created a large increase in our already heavy backlog. As always, we are doing the best that we can to process as much as we can with out sacrificing quality. We appreciate your patience.

It has been two years since we raised our prices. We will increase prices starting in 2018. The cut off for receiving 2017 pricing (2016 price list) will be Jan. 13th, 2018. Any fleeces arriving here on or after Jan. 15th, 2018 will be processed at the higher rates. 2018 Price List effective 1/15/2018

If you have any questions, please contact us at: mfw@morrofleece.com

 

Welcome to our web site! Please take a moment to bookmark this site. I have to thank my husband for all of his diligent work (and patience with me!) putting this together. Let us know if you run into any problems with this site or have suggestions or input.

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Pin Drafting

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Felt Rug

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Whip Stitching

 

I am a fiber processor located on the central coast of California, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. I do washing (scouring), picking, carding to batts or roving, pin drafting and felt rugs or felt fabrics. I do not spin to yarn. My pin drafted roving comes in a beautiful coil similar to a beehive or a nautical rope coil. It can be pulled for spinning or weaving directly from the box or bag without tangling or breakage. If you are processing your fiber to sell, this coil will make a very nice presentation.

My retail store hours are a minimum of Monday thru Friday 10am to 4pm PST. I encourage people to call ahead (805-772-9665) or email me at mfw@morrofleece.com for an appointment that fits their visit to Morro Bay. You can always ship your fleeces to me via UPS or USPS or any method that is convenient for you. I have various carriers delivering parcels daily from all over the United States. We have a small retail store here where I sell handspun yarns, hand-woven rugs, hand knit items, felting supplies and used spinning/weaving equipment.

Although we still process alpaca and llama blanket or firsts fiber at 100%, we no longer offer alpaca and llama seconds and thirds shearing’s at 100%. The seconds (neck fiber) and thirds (belly and leg fiber) of Camelid fibers will need blended with at least 20% wool. Either I can provide the wool or you can send your own along with the llama or alpaca. Usually these lesser quality fibers have minimal crimp, are coarse and have a short staple length which makes for a roving that is difficult to create, let alone spin. We are also no longer carding mohair at 100%. Mohair must be blended with at least 20% wool. We have found 100% mohair and unblended Camelid secondary fibers to be too labor intensive and sometimes unsuccessful to process alone.

We have been offering rovings, yarns and spinning related items on eBay through my eBay store (fiberwurks) and via eBay auctions.

We have been in business since 2002 and I am delighted with the overwhelming positive response from spinners, weavers, felters and farmers. To help with better communication, I have compiled a long list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers. Please read my price list and these FAQ’s for more detailed information on processing, my business and other fiber related questions.

Due to popular demand, I carry Soy Silk, Tussah Silk, Nylon, Tencel, and Firestar which are all sold by the ounce or by the pound. These are fun and new fibers that can be used to create some terrific spinning blends, plys and also pin drafted roving blends.  

My husband and I raise suri alpacas which are protected by two wonderful guard llamas. I am happy to show them off and provide any information regarding these animals. We have suri alpacas for sale that are breeding males, gelded pet fiber animals, pregnant females and young females. I also have 3 suri herd sires at my farm available for stud. Feel free to contact me about any of my animals or visit my Alpacas page for more information.

Shari McKelvy