You have arrived at A Simpler Time's
FIBER PROCESSING MILL Since 2003
Send us your fiber and we'll turn it into yarn, roving, batts or felt sheets.
Satisfied customers tell our story best:
You always do a great job!
Mineral Mountain Alpacas
Customer since 2003
I have heard a lot of complaints from people up here (Idaho)
about their processing mills...I told her A Simpler Time does an
awesome job! My Friend will be sending her alpaca fiber
to you for processing.
Debra Krup, Idaho
We love our yarn, felt and batting that you processed
and wanted you to know we appreciate you and your work.
Pam and Al Schlosser, Ranch Noelle
Full Service Fiber Mill with GREAT prices and superb customer service.
We run your fiber through the fiber separator up to four passes at no extra charge to provide you with the best yield and cleanest possible fiber at the lowest possible cost.
Save a Spot Program
Got a deadline? Need to know when your yarn will be completed?
Reserve a space. All it takes is 3 easy steps.
- Call 619 579-9114 and tell us how much fiber you want processed and what month.
- Multiply the weight times $37 and send in a check for 10% of that amount.
- Send in the fiber the month BEFORE yours is scheduled to be processed.
We will apply the 10% check to the final price so holding your spot is FREE.
To get in line for mill processing, ship your fiber to:
Shipping Your fiber:
A Simpler Time Mill
1802 Alta Pl.
El Cajon, CA. 92021
Please follow shipping instructions below:
Please send in your fiber in CLEAR
plastic bags. NO black bags
. Bugs love to hide in dark dirty fiber
A $10 handling fee will be added to your bill for fiber sent in black bags.
Please mark your ranch name or personal name on the bag and what you would like the fiber to be processed as: roving, or 2 ply sport skeins...etc.
To save a lot in shipping expense, place a nylon foot sock over the end of a vacuum hose and suck all the air out of the bag and twist the bag close and place in shipping box. This will save you a lot in shipping expense because you will be paying weight for the box not volume. Removing the air will not hurt the fiber.
A Simpler Time Mill Price Sheet
A Simpler Time Mill is a Mini Mill that processes alpaca fiber, llama, mohair, angora & some other natural fibers.
All prices for alpaca fiber include washing and are based on finished weight only. We never charge for the dirt and the hay the animals love to roll in.
Alpaca fiber is never charged at incoming weight.
All Batt, Roving, Felt Sheets, Slivers and Yarn INCLUDE going through the fiber separator which is where vegetation is removed from the fiber with NO per pass or additional per lb. charge. We can not guarantee all vegetation will be removed. Some fiber comes in so dirty that it can't all be removed, but we will do our best which means up to four passes through the fiber separator at no additional charge. The cleaner it comes in, the less you lose in processing.Your yarn comes back more affordable, cleaner and with less scratchy guard hair.
In addition, it helps to reduce pilling in your final product when run through the fiber separator.
Each price listed below is the per lb cost you pay at that stage with all previous process steps completed at NO additional expense.
Begining steps for processing
||Batt or Roving
||Felt Sheet or Sliver
Select which step 6 based on your desired yarn weight: chunky, medium, etc....
|2 ply Chunky Yarn
||2 ply Medium Yarn
||2 ply Sport yarn
||2 ply Fingering yarn
||2ply Lace yarn
|$2.50 ea. skein
||$2.50 ea. skein
||$2.50 ea. skein
||$3.25 ea. skein
||$4.00 ea. skein
|PRICES ARE NOT ACCUMLATIVE! For example: A Felt sheet is only $30 per pound (all previous steps are included at the $30 dollar price with no additional charge)
|Lot fee is a $24 charge for any size lot. Lots under one lb. will be charged at the one pound charge.
|*Fleece longer than 6" staple length requires an additional resizing charge of $5.00/Lb
2 ply yarn is standard. It is $2.00 per lb for each additional ply requested.
There is a $2.50/lb charge for adding any additional fiber asked to be blended
All fiber with lanolin
will be charged based on incoming weight. There is an additional fee of $7.50 per pound per additional washing
There is a 15% special handling fee for all fiber that do not have lanolin excluding alpaca and llama
There is a $35 per lb for dehairing cashmere and will be based on incoming weight in addition, washing weight will be based on incoming weight due to the loss in weight dehairing creates
There is a $17.50 price per pound for dehairing all other fibers and washing weight will be based on incoming weight due to the loss in weight dehairing creates