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Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions on what we do. You are not alone and we have compiled this list of frequently asked questions to help you understand. 

Fiber gauge examples

Fiber Gauge

There are three common terms used for fiber diameter measurement or gauging; the English Bradford Spinning Count and the newer Micron Count. Another group of general terms that are used for fiber grading is referring to the sheep’s fraction or percentage of Merino.

Skirting fleeces


Whether buying a fleece or skirting and accessing your own fleeces there are many factors to consider. Here at Morro Fleece Works we get both ends of the spectrum coming in. Skirting a fleece is very subjective, so we really do not like doing this service. Knowing what the fleece will ultimately become is a huge factor...



This is certainly a topic where there is no one correct answer. Besides all fleeces being different in dirt, grease and felting properties, each individual or mill clearly has their own method of washing fleeces. This page explains how we wash here at the Morro Fleece Works mill, then offers some tips on...

Cardng sheep's fleece


There are a number of processes we do to provide you with exactly what you want in your fleece. It is important for you to understand the various processes so we can best meet your desires. Most of our customers prefer pin drafted roving, but you may like something else. Please read further for more information on your options.

Blended pin drafted roving


This page is all about how and what we can do with blending non animal fibers into the pin drafted rovings. Since we can only card animal fibers at the carder, any blending with non animal fibers such as silks, Firestar, hemp, tencel, nylon or cellulose is done here. These added fibers will be streaked or striped thru the pin drafted rovings and will not be thoroughly blended with the animal fiber. Creating these blends is...



When planning to dye some or all of your fibers it is best to do the dyeing process just after washing the fleece (before carding) or after it is spun into yarn. I do not recommend dyeing roving. I am aware that many folks have success with dyeing rovings. However, I do not dye at the roving stage due to a higher risk of semi or fully felting the fibers. I find that even successfully dyed roving will need...

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