The drums on the Ashford carder are adjustable so that you can card various fine to coarse fibers. The heavy duty drive band is durable and efficient; the frame is made from the same silver beech hardwood Ashford uses for spinning wheels; the carder comes lacquered and assembled. You can choose between two carding cloths: the 72 point fine cloth for finer wools and 120 superfine cloth for angora, cashmere, alpaca, and Merino. The carder weighs only 11 pounds. Standard with these carders:
- two carding ratios, 6:1 and 4:1
- large drum to produce a bat 8" wide x 24" long, weighing 2 oz
- adjustable drum
- clamps and doffer pin
Enjoy the flexibility of two ratios--use the 6:1 to prepare your fleece and the 4:1 to blend an airy batt with different fiberss and colors. It's ready to use right out of the box!
Good deal! Yarn Barn will pay the shipping on this carder by UPS Ground within the 48 contiguous states. If you are outside this geographic area, we will pay a portion of your shipping.