- turned comfortable handle
- stainless steel wire with rubber backing
- solid Silver Beech hardwood
This is your first carder for preparing individual staples of fleece wool. The turned handle is comfortable to hold and use. The medium 72 point cloth has stainless steel wire and long-lasting rubber backing. The Silver Beech hard wood is durable and robust. The flick carder can also be used for cleaning the drum carder.
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.
Lou?t handcards are made of tulip wood, a Dutch Poplar variety. These light weighted handcards have a curved back and ergonomic handles that fit comfortably in your hands. The 19 x 10 cm (7 1/2″ x 4″) handcards are available in fine (46 teeth per square inch) and extra fine cloth (cotton carders, 110 teeth per square inch); the 10 x 10 cm (4″ x 4″) handcards are only available in extra fine cloth. In order to ensure a long life, the teeth on all Louet carders are made of high grade plated steel wire.
Used to open fiber staples prior to spinning, finished with Tung oil with straight handles. 2″ X 4.5″. Approx. 98 teeth per square inch.
The flicker (6 x 10 cm, 2 3/8” x 4”) is a handy tool used to tease locks of fiber in preparation for spinning.
Designed specifically for finer, shorter fibers. 43 closely spaced tines per comb mounted in an all maple handle. The combing head is 5
inches wide with a 4 inch working width.
Don’t be fooled by the name, these are not small combs. Great general purpose combs. Good for fine to medium fibers, but will work on anything. Sturdy all maple construction. The combing head is 4 inches wide with a 3 inch working width. Tines are 3¾ inch long hardened polished steel. Tips of the tines are bent back to help the combs pass by each other without interference.Available in single and double row versions. These are double row.
Traditional larger style combs. These workhorses are recommended for long and medium staple sheep’s wool as well as llama and angora goat. 4.5“ tempered steel tines are firmly set in 5“ wide hardwood handle.
With yarn WPI gauge. Lovely turning.
Run time: 71 minutes. Carding is the first step toward consistent, easy-to-spin woolen yarns, and hand cards are the most accessible tool for achieving them. But how to produce those fluffy, lofty, spinnable rolags? There are many schools of thought. In this DVD, you’ll see four master spinners share their techniques and tricks, ranging from deeply traditional to somewhat eccentric. They all work. You’ll also enjoy bonus content with Andrea Mielke Schroer and Narcissa Venigas Perez, a spinner in the Oaxacan highlands. Much of this is basic lore, but there are also surprises: How much fiber should you load onto your cards? It depends. Should you start carding from the top of the card, or from the lip? It depends. What’s better than forming one rolag from a single carding? Forming three! Are those brand-new cards ready to go? Maybe not. Should you rest your passive card on your thigh? How about waving it in the air? Is changing hands a heresy? Oh, there’s more, so much more. Whatever your own methods, if you’ve developed any, you will find food for thought and tricks to try.