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Check out this new line of fiber art kits!

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Carding Tools

Blending Board

Blending Board

 

Blend fibers and colors easily (and easy to duplicate) with Ashford's blending board.  Makes rolags for spinning or batts for felting.

  • Rotating and adjustable keel
  • Large 12" x 12" carding area
  • 108 point card cloth
  • Convenient carry handle
  • Blending brush and two dowel rods for drafting and removing the rolags

 

 

 

Drum Carder

Drum Carder

 

Card and blend fibersand colors quickly and efficiently. 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. 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 2oz batt quickly and efficiently. It comes assembled and lacquered ready to use.

 

Fine 72 points

Superfine 12- points

 

Wide drum Carder

Wide Drum Carder

 

Card and blend fibers and colors quickly and efficiently. 
This new model has even more flexibility and control when carding and blending. The controlled intake and carding will produce a smooth even batt ready for blending, spinning or felting. 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. It comes assembled and lacquered ready to use.

  • 12" width
  • Produces a massive 4oz batt
  • Adjustable drum clearance
  • Available only with fine (72 point) cloth

 

WILD Drum Carder

WILD Drum Carder

 

Make unique blends for art yarn 
The Wild carder has been specifically designed for today’s fabulous, fun and funky art yarns. The extra long 72 point teeth allow you to include differing fibres, fabric, ribbons, feathers, paper and novelties to create unique blends. The packer brush is adjustable and will control fine, low-crimp fibres and increase the size of the batt. The drum clearance is also adjustable which 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 doffer and cleaning brush are stored on the carder. The carder is strong but lightweight with hand hold for easy carrying. The carder has rubber feet to prevent it slipping. It comes assembled and lacquered ready to use.

Batt Size:  24" x 4"

1 1/2 oz batts

 

 
Classic Hand Carders

Classic Hand Carders

 

Comfortable round handle. Choose fine 72 point or superfine 108 point.

  • portable
  • blend and card
  • stainless steel wire and rubber backing
  • quick to assemble

Hand carders are used in pairs to prepare fibre or blend fibres or colours in the traditional way. Lightweight and easy to carry they produce small rolags ready for spinning.

 

 

Carding Accessories

Add-on Packer Brush

Add-on Packer Brush Kit

 

Adjustable packer brush to smooth, control and pack more fibres onto the large drum. Card mohair, angora, alpaca and other fine low crimp fibres. Fits all Ashford drum carders. 

 

 

Cleaning Brush

 

Cleaning Brush

 

Ideal for cleaning fibres from the drums. The medium 72 point cloth has stainless steel wire and long-lasting rubber backing. 

 

 
Awl

 

Awl

 

Used to remove carded fibre from your drum carder.

 

 

 

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