Ashford Drum Carder - 36 Point
This new, improved model has two ratios for even more flexibility and control when carding and blending:
Use the 6:1 ratio to prepare your fleece. The controlled intake and carding will produce a smooth even batt ready for blending, spinning or felting.
Use the 4:1 ratio to blend sliver, colours and different fibre types consistently into an open and airy batt.
The new carder retains the adjustable drum clearance - allows you to set the teeth distance for total control of your fibre. All nylon bearings ensure it is light and easy to turn. The card cloth has wire teeth with a special protective coating and a flexible rubber backing for long life. The carder is strong and robust with the body made from Silver Beech hardwood. The carder has rubber feet to prevent it slipping. Card 50 gm (2oz ) batt quickly and efficiently. It comes assembled and lacquered ready to use. Awl/doffer, 2 clamps and carding instructions are included. Batt size 55cm x 23cm (22ins x 9ins)- Weight only 5kg (11lb)
Coarse 36 point for stronger wools or fibre with more vegetable matter to remove.
Ideas for Use Card fleece into large 50gm (2 oz) batts. Blend colours - natural blacks with dyed blue looks stunning! Blend different fibres - wool and mohair, wool and silk - experiment! Fleeces with a break and short edge pieces from a fleece card well together to make a batt for felting or a sliver for worsted spinning.
Hints It's kinder on the machine to wash fleece before carding. If in constant use, the machine needs regular oiling.