Handcards, Ashford – Small 72 PPSI
Handcards, Ashford – Small 72 PPSI
Canadian orders only. Price per set of two cards. A smaller version of the popular hand cards, ideal for felters wanting to blend colours or different fibres, or for spinners that only occasionally card fibre or fleece. We would recommend the standard-sized cards to spinners that card fleece regularly. With 72 teeth (points) per square inch (PPSI) these are suitable for carding most grades of wool and other fibres, and especially so if you are blending fibres or colours that have already been made into roving or top. Made of solid natural (unfinished) Silver Beech hardwood with a comfortable turned handle to fit the hand. The carding cloth is durable stainless steel wire teeth set at 72 points per square inch (PPSI), held by a red rubber backing. Carding head measures 7.5" by 3.5", about the same width as standard carders but not as deep. The paddles have a nice curve to them, which makes for more comfortable and efficient carding. Minor assembly required, basically laying a strip of white glue and screwing on the two handles. Easily finished with a coat of urethane or varnish, if desired. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
$67.00
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Handcards, Louet – Cotton/Extra Fine 110 PPSI – PRE-ORDER only
Handcards, Louet – Cotton/Extra Fine 110 PPSI – PRE-ORDER only
PRE-ORDER only, please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery. The quantities on our cart exist so we can accept orders and do not reflect our current on-hand inventory. These Louet Hand Cards are made of tulip wood, a Dutch poplar variety. They are light weighted and have ergonomical handles which fit comfortably in your hands. They are well-balanced with curved paddles 7.52" X 4". Csrding cloth is 110 teeth /sq. inch (PPSI). These carders are suitable for fine fibres such as fine Merino, Alpaca or cotton. What Louet calls "extra-fine" is comparable to the fine hand cards from Ashford and other brands. PRODUCT of HOLLAND
$141.00
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Handcards, Louet – Mini Cotton/Extra Fine 110 PPSI
Handcards, Louet – Mini Cotton/Extra Fine 110 PPSI
These Louet Mini Hand Cards are made of tulip wood, a Dutch poplar variety. These light weighted handcards have ergonomical handles which fit comfortably in your hands. They are well-balanced and have curved paddles, 4" X 4" with extra fine cloth, 110 teeth /sq. inch. These extra fine cards are very suitable for cotton, exotic fibers and fine wools and the smaller size is are ideal for smaller quantities or for people with wrist problems. PRODUCT of HOLLAND
$104.00
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Handcards, Louet – Regular 46 PPSI
Handcards, Louet – Regular 46 PPSI
Price per set of two cards. All-purpose handcards that will handle the majority of fibres. For very fine fibres such as Alpaca or cotton, we recommend finer handcards. Made of unfinished hardwood. Medium carding cloth with zinc-plated teeth set at 46 points per square inch (PPSI). Teeth are 10mm high (3/8"). The paddles have a nice curve to them, which makes for more comfortable and efficient carding. Already assembled. NOTE Louet calls these hand cards REGULAR. Compared to other brands such as Ashford, the carding cloth is closer to what others in the industry might call coarse. Handcards are used for preparing fibre for spinning or felting. Many spinners use these to prepare washed fleece into puffy rolags. Excellent for blending together different kinds and/or colours of fibre as well. When carding fleece it's good to do this over top of a drop sheet since lots of loose vegetation may fall out during the process, depending on the fibre. PRODUCT of HOLLAND
$141.00
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Homegrown Linen: Transforming Flaxseed into Fibre
Homegrown Linen: Transforming Flaxseed into Fibre
NEW March 2019

Homegrown Linen: Transforming Flaxseed into Fibre

A wonderful new reference on flax and linen, by a Canadian author!

An illustrated guide to growing linen yarn sustainably at home. Reclaim the traditional skill of growing flax, extracting the fibres, and preparing them for spinning.

Homegrown linen is both a conceptual and hands-on book about gardening, homesteading, and creating yarn. Appropriate for all levels of experience from the yarn-curious to the master spinner.

Discover:
- how to grow flax for fibre
- how to adapt growing techniques to your conditions using permaculture techniques
- how to create a personalized fibre flax variety
- how to process fibre from straw
- the tools for creating linen
- tips and tricks for working with linen
- other uses for flax

Author: Raven Ranson. Illustrations by Tracy Wandling. Published by Crowing Hen Farm. Softcover, 107 pages. Loads of black-and-white illustrations as well as a section of colour photos.

$24.00
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Majacraft Blending Board 210 – Pre-order only
Majacraft Blending Board 210 – Pre-order only
CANADIAN orders only. CUSTOM ORDER PRODUCT. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Available quantity shows so that our cart will accept orders and does not reflect our actual on-hand inventory. Blending board and accessories, including: - 1 Blending board (72 ppsi carding cloth) - Keel (fits on the back, puts the board on an angle like a drafting board but board may also be used without it) - Fibre brush - Two dowels Majacraft's description: "The blending board is a tool for producing finely controlled rolags for spinning and batts for felting. We have used 72 TPI cloth that measures 210mm (8.3") wide by 300mm long (11.8")." "The Majacraft boards have several extra features to set them apart. The cloth is securely bonded to the board and we have added caps to the each end of the cloth the ensures the cloth will not pick up as well as producing a very tidy finish with no frayed or cut ends. Each board has an elegant metal handle that is both attractive and sturdy. We have also used metal Majacraft badges like those included with the spinning wheels. A brush to help draft your fibre and dowels to roll rolags from the board for spinning are also included." This is a very handsome-looking tool and exceptionally well made, like all Majacraft products. We plan to stock this more-or-less regularly, so drop by the shop to take a look, if you're in the area. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
$244.00
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