BACKORDERED AT KROMSKI - 72 TPI - WALNUT & MAHOGANY
Create custom colors with Kromski Hand Carders. You don't have to have sheep to need Wool Carders! When you purchase a set of Kromski Hand Carders, you open up a whole new world of fiber preparation. Blending fiber is... Read More
I’ve been using these for two years now regularly and I love them! They hold up well and the 72 worked for almost every fiber I’ve put on it. (Sometimes I have to comb something prior to carding). I’ve been wanting a drum carder for three years now but hand carders were much more budget friendly.
These are lovely flat carders - very light weight and comfortable to use (I have large hands). They're also pretty!
Even with pictures and watching videos I didn't quite realize how big Hand Carders were! The carding cloth is 3.75" by 7" and the wood of the carders is 5" by 9" (or 9" by 9" if you include the handles). This has allowed me to use them as very tiny blending boards when I want to see in a small batch how colors will look together and how some of the multicolored roving from my stash looks when blended rather than spun back and forth. The grips are nice and full in my hands and the round curve doesn't strain or hurt. From wrist to tip of middle finger my hand is 6.5" so if your hands are a lot bigger or smaller the handle may feel different. I bought the 72tpi and have currently only used them to change preparations from commercially purchased combed top. They have done well on Merino, and on Merino +silk, without causing more than a couple nepps and tangles (these may have also been my fault as I was getting the hang of carders and the weight). I plan to use these on fleeces eventually but don't have the space yet to do a full fleece to yarn project yet!
They are beautiful!! They card very well. It took a bit of time getting used to straight carders I recommend a drum carder. If you cannot afford one these are fantastic
I think these will be great when I learn how to use them correctly. They are a little heavier than I expected but seem very well made. I'm sure they'll last a long, long time. Well done, Kromski!