|Louet Junior Drumcarder|
The drum carder is made of laminated birch and has a hard white coating, making it easy to keep clean. The drums are 10cm (4") wide and their surface speed ratio is an efficient 12:1. Each drum is covered in hardwearing teeth which are made of high grade plated steel wire and set at 72 tpi (teeth per inch), making the Junior ideal for carding very fine fibres as well as more substantial wools. As a safe guard, the gearbox is enclosed to prevent fibres from entering the gear system.
Each drumcarder comes with a doffer brush, doffer pin and two table clamps, plus an instruction manual written by well known author and fibre artist Deb Menz. weighs 6kg (10lb)
Here is an overview of how to create a batt of carded fibre:
|Diagram of how the drumcarder works|
2) When the large drum is full, use the doffer pin (the black handled item in our photograph) to remove the fibre by pushing it beneath the fibres in the wooden rail on the carding cloth.
3) Lift the mass with the doffer and turn the drum backwards while pulling away the batt of carded fibre. It is not necessary to clear the small drum unless you wish to change colour or fibre mix.
|Merino Wool and Silk Blend|