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TheFiberDenn

natural state of well-being, creativity, colors

1649 Sales

TheFiberDenn

natural state of well-being, creativity, colors

1649 Sales On Etsy since 2005

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Last updated on March 13, 2011

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Invoice: We're going with paypal's e-invoice and doing away with paper invoice. If you need a paper copy, please convo us.
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All paid purchases by 5 p central time ships the next business day.

International order - please convo for your shipping estimate.

Shipping is postage in addition to a nominal fee to cover cost of mailing materials and gas.

In almost all cases, we ship USPS.

Insurance: Highly recommended. Buyer pays for insurance if desired. Please leave a note in check out, or, convo for revised invoice. Postal rate.
Additional policies and FAQs
Color: Please understand that colors may appear different on monitors for a variety of reasons. When in doubt, please convo for clarification.


Raw fleece products: Pricing for our raw fleeces products do run higher than conventional commercial roving/top. Fibers processed from raw fleece has a definite 'more alive' feeling to it than bulk commercial roving/top which may have been put through a carbonisation cleaning process using harsh acids to remove VM in a bulk wool harvest. Most regular coated fleeces start at $10/lb of raw weight. It is not uncommon to pay more, e.g. $12-$15-$18-$22/lb of raw weight, and this year will likely to see some increase due to the farmer's rise in overhead as affected by increase in fuel price. If a roving top cost $10/lb, all of that is usable fiber. A raw fleece of the same pricing will see 25-45% weight loss in grease and dirt. Rovings can be used as is, raw fleece has to be put through a scouring process, by hand, using a few counts of wash-rinse cycle in very, very hot water. It is a time/utilities/wool wash consuming task. For dyeing purposes, the fleece are allowed to dry before weighing to decide on amount of dye to use. The wool is then resoaked, dyed, and dried one more time. To have the lock and fleece formation preserved is not always an easy/possible thing to do in light of grease removal/handling during dyeing. Compare price/oz to luxury angora or prime alpaca after all these work and resources used. Dyed/washed raw fleece products vs dyed/or not commercially prepared top is just not the 'same thing'/oz. Fleece washing charge as a 'service' is also distinctively different from washed fleece as a 'product' because in the former, the fleece is usually paid for by the buyer, whereas in the latter, the cost of raw fleece is beared by the seller.