Flick Card, Louet
Flick Card, Louet
Made of solid tulipwood, with a shaped handle to fit the hand. Nice firm stainless steel teeth on the carding cloth, the head measures 2" by 4". The head goes longways instead of crossways, which some people prefer.

A flick carder (or "flicker") is used to open up locks of fleece before drum carding or spinning. Many spinners sit and do this on their lap, with a protective cloth of sturdy denim or leather. We prefer doing it on a high table on top of a piece of old vinyl flooring.

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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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Hand cards
Handcards, Ashford – 72 PPSI
Canadian orders only. 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 the other Ashford carders with 108 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 72 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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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