Carding and combing are pre-spinning treatments to align the fibers which enables you to spin fibers more easily. For the technique of felting or making woolen blankets, carding is essential. Combing straightens the fibers more than carding. This difference determines the character of the spun thread: worsted or woolen-spun.
We make single row and double row mini-combs, both 6.5 cm (2 1/2″) wide. These handy tools are a unique device which can be used for de-hairing and fine fiber combing. After combing, the fiber can be pulled into a sliver or spun straight from the comb. These combs are made of ash with a lacquer finish. In order to ensure a long life, the teeth on all Lou?t carders are made of high grade plated steel wire. As a safety precaution, all Louet combs are machined so they are not razor sharp. Our mini combs are easy on your wrists as they are light weight.