PLEASE NOTE: We had a big scare with the Hurricane Ida flooding, but it seems like all will be OK except that we will be combining Batches 6, 7 and 8 and will call all of it Batch 7. Please click for info about the impact of Hurricane Ida on our production.
As always, our Fabric Production Process starts with the purchase of Greasy (or Raw) Wool, from our Ranchers.
Batch 6 Greasy was purchased in October 2019 by Private Treaty with Ranchers and Advisors Bob Padula and Andy McMurry. Mike Corn, also a Rancher and WeatherWool Advisor and partner at Roswell Wool, oversaw the sampling, testing and weighing of the greasy wool, and served as financial intermediary.
Batch 6 weights:
- 4288 pounds (1945 kg) greasy; 15% from Padula's PM Ranch and 85% from McMurry's Genopalette® Ranch
- 2681 pounds (1216 kg) clean fiber, for a yield of 62.52%, which is very high
Batch 6 was scoured at Bollman Industries in Texas, yielding 2681 pounds (1216 kg) of clean fiber. This is a fantastic yield of 62.52%!!
At this writing, the process of turning Batch 6 Clean Fiber into Fabric is being managed by American Woolen Company in Connecticut, and the fiber is being dyed as of this writing.
Batch 6 will be 2/3 MidWeight Lynx Fabric and 1/3 MidWeight Drab Fabric.
11 September 2021 --- Ralph