Mill Ends?


Could someone please explain what this expression means?

I’ve never come across it in the UK and have been wondering if it means the last production run of a particular shade or dye lot or is the yarn slightly damaged or changed in some way?

Many TIAs

All the Best

My understanding is that is the last of the yarn on a cone from a commercial fabric mill. The amount left on the cone will vary in yardage. There is a British company that sells mill ends.


Thanks very much indeed for the info and for that very useful link.:slight_smile:


Here’s a definition of mill ends from twojunemoons, which sells batches of mill ends from excellent companies on ebay. This auction was for 1530 yards (1 pound 2 oz.) of Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn; the price was just under $20 US.

[B][COLOR=#000000]“Mill ends are the end runs of a lot. They are not labeled with color or dye number and are sometimes several skeins tagged together.
Other than that, these are first quality yarns.”

hmm I may have to start searching for mills end yarn now to save some money.

Interesting phrase to me, too. How about ‘mill beginnings’…any difference between it and mill ends…?