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HAND CARDERS

Schacht has built a lifetime of service into  hand carders. They have a small lip milled into the rear edge of the paddle to protect the card clothing from becoming worn and the handles have been precisely tenoned into the paddles for superior strength. 

CURVED HAND CARDERS Our wool carders are available in two gauges of carding cloth: 72 points per square inch (an all-purpose carding cloth), and 112 points per square inch (great for fine wool and downy fibers). All carders are available with curved or straight backs.

MINI CURVED HAND CARDERSThe mini carders are a pint-sized version of our curved wool cards. At about half the weight, they are an easy size to take to a class or on a road trip, or just out and about with your drop spindle. Available only with 72psi carding cloth.

COTTON HAND CARDERS Our cotton carders are wider than our wool carders and are also available with curved or straight-backed paddles. With 208 points per square inch, our cotton cards are excellent for cotton and other short fibers.

FLICK CARDERSOur flick carder is a small, single carder with 72 points per inch. It is used to separate and tease fibers in preparation for spinning by working the fiber against either a stiff piece of leather or heavy canvas.

Dimensions

PRODUCT NAME

CARDING AREA SIZE

WEIGHTS

Curved wool carders

7-3/4" x 5"

1 lb/pr

Straight wool carders

10-1/2" x 5"

1.25 lb/pr

Curved cotton carders

10-1/2" x 4"

1.5 lb/pr

Straight cotton carders

7-3/4" x 4"

1.5 lb/pr

Flick carder

3-7/8" x  3-15/16"

5 oz

Mini curved carders

3" x 3"

9 0z/pr

Handle length, all carders

5-3/4"

 

HAND SPINDLES

HI-LO SPINDLES - Our Hi-Lo Spindles offer the best of both whorls: a brass hook at the top for high-whorl spinning and a grooved shaft for low-whorl spinning. Three sizes offer a broad spectrum of spinning capabilities: 3" (2.2 ounces), 4" (3 ounces), and 2" (1.1 ounces). Our Hi-Lo Spindles are made of hard maple.

NAVAJO SPINDLEOur traditional Navajo spindle is designed for thigh spinning and has a
4- 1/2" diameter whorl and a 30" long shaft.

PEAR TAHKLI Our Pear Tahkli support spindle is designed for spinning short fibers and very fine yarn.  It has a brass shaft and a hard maple pear-shaped whorl.

Dimensions

NAVAJO SPINDLE

4-1/2" x 30"

5 oz.

PEAR TAHKLI SPINDLE

1-1/2" x 10-1/2"

1 oz.

3" HI-LO DROP SPINDLE

3" x 10-1/2"

2.2 oz.

4" HI-LO DROP SPINDLE

4" x 12"

3 oz.

2" HI-LO DROP SPINDLE

2" x 10-1/2"

1.1 oz.