Wool Carding

The 1920 carding machine produces large wool batts      180 cm x 60 cm

I hand wash and carded all my own fleece on the farm to produce beautifully soft and airy batts in the various shades of Gotland from pale grey to charcoal black. I also blend with Alpaca wool to give extra softness and colour variation. Wonderful for hand spinning or felt making.

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 Artisan Wool Carding service of your own washed fleece

minimum weight 1 kilo of natural colour washed fleece

Cost is £20 per kilo of washed fleece PLUS return postage 

Fleece must be ready washed, clean, free of grease and debris, with no felted wool

If you can not pull it apart then I will not be able to card the fleece

Different fleece can be blended also different natural colours to give humbug rovings 

I recommend using Surcare liquid soap, fleece should be washed asap after shearing; this prevents deterioration in the fibres so you can store the wool safely and its more economical to send washed fleece for carding

Please email me or phone to discuss possibilities, I can card most British fleece except coarse Herdwick,  the long fleece of Teeswater or tight curls of BFL

 

 Fleece washing / scouring now available minimum 2 kg        cost £10 per kg

 Please do contact me before sending any fleece.

         video of carding machine  Carding 2015