Handcards, Ashford – 108 PPSI
Handcards, Ashford – 108 PPSI
Canadian orders only. Price per set of two cards. Fine handcards that will handle the very fine fibres such as Alpaca or cotton. For "average" fibres (such as most breeds of wool) we recommend the other Ashford carders with 72 ppsi.

Made of solid unfinished Silver Beech hardwood with a comfortable turned handle to fit the hand. The carding cloth is durable stainless steel wire teeth set at 108 points per square inch (ppsi), held by a red rubber backing. Carding head measures 8" by 5". 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.

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.

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$91.00
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Handcards, Ashford – Cotton 190 PPSI
Handcards, Ashford – Cotton 190 PPSI
Canadian orders only. NEW Autumn 2020. Price per set of two cards. Very fine handcards, explicitly designed for cotton and super-fine luxury fibres such as cashmere or angora. Ashford's new hand carders are lightweight and easy to use. Larger than the other Ashford hand cards with a carding cloth surface 265 x 90mm (10½ x 3½"). Made of solid unfinished Silver Beech hardwood with a comfortable turned handle to fit the hand. The carding cloth is durable stainless steel wire teeth set at 190 points per square inch (ppsi), held by a red rubber backing. 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. Handcards are used for preparing fibre for spinning or felting. If you are mainly working with sheep wool fibre, these carders may not be your best choice. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
$99.00
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