Ashford Drum Carder

Ashford Drum Carder

from 619.99

Fiber preparation made easy
Card and blend fibers and 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, colors 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 2 oz batt quickly and efficiently. It comes assembled and lacquered ready to use. 

Carding size 8" w x 24"  Ratios 2 ratios - 6:1, 4:1   Weight 11 lb

Included accessories packer brush, cleaning brush, doffer, clamps. finish lacquered

Options:
Coarse - 36 point   for stronger wool or fiber with more vegetable matter to remove.
Fine - 72 point for finer wool & exotic fibers.
Superfine - 120 point for finer wool & luxury fibers.

Card cloth coarse (36 point), fine (72 point) or superfine (120 point)

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  • Ashford Book of Carding available when ordered with new drum carder. 
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Ashford Book of Carding:  Practical and inspirational guide to carding, fleece, slivers and exotic fibres has been revised and expanded to include sections on the blending board and creating self-striping yarn. Written for the hand spinner and felter and everyone who loves fibre, there are sections on using the flick, hand and drum carders and the blending board. There are detailed explanations of colour and fibre blending and colour theory. Step-by-step instructions and full colour photographs will open a world of colour and texture.