Drum Carder - 8" / 20cm Ashford
This package now includes the packer brush and cleaning brush...
... Ashford 8" drum carder, now with 2-speed ratios. Finer cloth suitable for the finer fibres, like alpaca and merino. Comes fully finished and assembled, ready for carding or blending those luxurious combinations of silk, merino, alpaca and more. Please select grade of cloth from this page, coarse 36ppi or fine 72ppi.
The Drum Carder cards and blends fibres for felting. The drum on the carder holds 50gms (2 oz) of fibre. When the fibre is lifted from the carder you will have a "batt" of fibre ready for felting. The batt measure 53cm x 19cm (22 x 7.5 inches)
Use 72 point ("fine") for fine fleeces and 36 point ("coarse") for stronger fleece types.
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. Weight only 5kg (11lb)
Choose either- Fine 72 point for finer wools & exotic fibres- Coarse 36 point for stronger wools or fibre with more vegetable matter to remove.