Ashford Carders

Carding your fibres is easy with the Ashford Drum Carders or Hand Carders.

Ashford Drum Carder

Carding is a mechanical process that untangles, cleans and intermixes fibres to produce a continuous web or sliver suitable for spinning or nuno felting. This is achieved by passing the fibres between differentially moving surfaces covered with card clothing. It breaks up locks and unorganised clumps of fibre and then aligns the individual fibres to be parallel with each other. In preparing wool fibre for spinning, carding is the step that comes after teasing.

Overall, carding is a crucial process in the textile manufacturing industry, that helps to create high-quality fibres suitable for spinning into yarn or thread. It's a process that has been developed and improved over centuries to make sure that the fibres are clean, aligned and ready for spinning.

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