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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Drum Carder, Ashford – Super Fine 120 PPSI
Majacraft Blending Board 210 – Pre-order only
Handcards, Ashford – 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 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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