July 12, 2019 Wool Pool at VTC

July 2nd, 2019

Bartlett Yarns bought wool on July 12, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Vet Tech Barn at the VTC Dairy Farm on Water Street in Randolph Center.

Bartlett Yarns paid $0.58/lb. They accepted alpaca, llama, mohair and angora. Mary Lake of the VSGA organized the event. Mary can be reached at  mary.m.lake@gmail.com. For future pricing and fiber quality questions, or if you have more that 250 lbs. of fiber to sell, contact Lindsey at (207) 683-2251.

Click here to see Bartlett Yarns flier for the wool pool. Bartlett Yarns asks that producers label all bags, both inside and outside with your name, address, phone number and email address. Wool should be sorted as follows: White Face; Black Face/White Wool; and Colored. 

Wool from the following breeds was not accepted: Barbados Blackbelly, California Red, Icelandic, Karakul, Katahdin, Navajo Churro, Romanov, and St. Croix.

Bartlett Yarns does not accept belly wool, tags, wet, moldy, mildewy wool. Wool which is infested with insects or insect eggs or that smells of mothballs is not accepted.

Skirting fleeces is highly recommended if not required to insure the removal of manure tags, vegetable contamination, paint, polyproylene twine, jute, burlap, plastic thread from feed bags, baler twine, etc. In addition, contamination lowers the yield or useful quality of the wool clip. Bartlett Yarns cannot accept wool which includes burdock or cockleburs, paint, dirt, chaff or shavings.

As always, fiber should be packed so that it can “breathe.” Plastic bags used to store wool should be left untied so they do not harbor moisture and mold. And, fiber should be stored where bugs and animals will not infest it.

The wool pool can be a great way to sell fiber quickly and easily. Another great venue for high quality and/or unique hand-spinning or crafting fleeces is the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival Fleece Show and Sale. Click here to learn more about the show and sale.