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Strauch Petite Carder drive band Louet Table Clamp (w/ bolt & Wingnut) Valkyrie Comb Pad
Valkyrie Comb Pad
Our Price: $20.00
Strauch's Petite carder comes with a well made and perfectly sized drive band. If you've worn out your drive band this is the replacement you need.

If in stock it ships from Maine. Back orders are drop shipped from the factory in 6-10 days.
When this pad is clamped or screwed to a table or bench it allows the comber to keep one comb secure and stationary in the upright position. Works with all Valkyrie combs.  Clamps are not included.
Strauch Doffer/Cleaner Brush Schacht Dizzy Yarn Gauge and Diz Valkyrie Comb Pad - Cherry or Walnut
The Doffer/Cleaner brush is used to clean the large drum after you have removed the batt. It looks similar to a "Flicker" but with different points. Our Doffers are 2" wide and 4 " long. The pads have " long points spaced 72 per square inch. Use the center portion of the Doffer brush to contact the curve of the large drum. Starting at the seam, swipe the Doffer brush down the drum in the same direction as the teeth on the drum. Continue across the width of the drum. Slowly rotate the drum backwards as you use the brush to clean the entire drum.

If it shows in stock it will ship from Maine. If it is a backorder it will be drop shipped from the factory usually in 6-10 business days.
This is a multi-purpose tool that will become indispensible to both weavers and Spinners. Sporting 1/2 inch and 1 inch measures for gauging wraps per inch for spinners and a sett gauge for weavers. Not to mention that it has a concave center and 2 holes to be a diz. When this pad is clamped or screwed to a table or bench it allows the comber to keep one comb secure and stationary in the upright position. Works with all Valkyrie combs. Clamps are not included.

You can choose Cherry or walnut. We also carry maple comb pads and those can be found HERE

Please note that the pegs on these pads are all maple.

Strauch Knuckle Saving Batt Pick Louet Flicker Louet Doffer Brush
Louet Flicker
Our Price: $36.00
Louet Doffer Brush
Our Price: $36.00
This tool saves your knuckles from painful contact with the teeth of your drum carder while you are removing the batt from the large drum. It will not bend as does a knitting needle. Used correctly, the batt picker also saves the drum and card cloth from becoming damaged.

If it shows in stock it will ship from Maine. If it is a backorder it will be drop shipped from the factory usually in 6-10 business days.
Louet Flicker
Louet Doffer Pin Louet Mini Cotton Cards Louet Regular Hand Cards
Louet Doffer Pin
Our Price: $42.00
Louet Mini Cotton Cards
Our Price: $59.95
Louet Regular Hand Cards
Our Price: $75.00
Louet Mini Cotton Cards Louet Regular Hand Cards
Strauch Hand Cards - Cotton/Fur (half/Child size) Wooden Felting Board Strauch Hand Cards - Wool (half/Child size)
Wooden Felting Board
Our Price: $83.00
(5-1/4" x 4", 255 teeth/sq. inch)

If it shows in stock it will ship from Maine. If it is a backorder it will be drop shipped from the factory usually in 3-10 business days.
As you rub the wool on the board the ribbed surface accelerates the felting process.

Curved grooves allow soapy water to flow as you rub.

Try making a ball to get a feel for felting: Take a handful of carded wool, pour over it a mixture of hot water (as hot as you can handle) and detergent. Soap powder can be used instead of detergent, but dissolve the powder well in the hot water first. Rub the wet wool between you hands to form a ball, and continue squeezing and rubbing until you have a solid ball of felt. It is surprising how much wool goes into a small ball. Experiment with layers of different colors of wool. Completely cover the entire ball with each felted color, before adding the next layer. The ball can be cut to expose these layers. Rinse the ball in cold water, then hang out to dry.


When in stock, it ships from our shop in Maine. When out of stock (backordered) it will ship from Ashford USA
(5-3/4" x 4-1/2", 112 teeth/sq. inch)

If it shows in stock it will ship from Maine. If it is a backorder it will be drop shipped from the factory usually in 3-10 business days.
Louet Cotton Hand Cards Valkyrie 12 inch Hackle Clemes & Clemes Curved Back Hand Cards -
Louet Cotton Hand Cards
Our Price: $85.00
Valkyrie 12 inch Hackle
Our Price: $85.00
Louet Cotton Hand Cards Valkyrie 12 inch Hackle

A very sturdy hackle with two rows of straight 4.5 inch long hardened and polished steel tines set in a straight hard-maple base. These hackles easily mount to your work table with clamps (not included) because they have 1 1/2 inch of free space on each end for clamping.

The photo shows both the 12 inch and 18 inch sizes.

Choose your style of fineness from the drop down menu
Clemes hand carders are designed to combine comfort and function in a most necessary tool for the hand spinner. They use a maple turned handle that provides a comfortable grip for both small and large hands. The handle is tenoned into an alder wood back, either curved or flat, to ensure long life. The teeth are set in a strong yet flexible backing to provide many years of use. They regularly hear from customers who purchased their carders in the 1970's and are still using them on a regular basis.

Wool Carders

The wool carders have 72 points per square inch and are an excellent all purpose carder for carding any type of wool. The wooden backs measure 8" x 4 5/8". They are available curved or flat with most spinners preferring the curved back carders. They are

If it shows in stock it will ship from Maine. If it is a backorder(out of stock) it will be ordered from the factory and then shipped.
Strauch Hand Cards - Wool (full size) Valkyrie 2 Row Fine Mini Combs Strauch Hand Cards - Cotton/Fur (full size)
(wood base: 8" x 4-1/2", 112 teeth/sq. inch)

If it shows in stock it will ship from Maine. If it is a backorder it will be drop shipped from the factory usually in 3-10 business days.
Valkyrie 2 row Mini Combs (pair)

Smaller and lighter than our Viking combs. Great for any fiber. Perfect for fine to medium fibers, such as Merino wool and Angora Rabbit. Same sturdy construction as the Viking Combs on a smaller scale. All Maple construction. Handle is a comfortable one inch diameter, tine head is 4" wide. Each comb weighs a little under 7 ounces. Each comb has 25, 4 1/4" long, polished, hardened steel tines with a long taper to a sharp point. These tines never need straightening. They are flexible enough to take abuse, and still bounce back to their intended alignment.

(10-1/2" x 4", 255 teeth/sq. inch)

If it shows in stock it will ship from Maine. If it is a backorder it will be drop shipped from the factory usually in 3-10 business days.
The Photo shows the curved carders Louet Mini Combs (single row) Valkyrie 18 inch Hackle - choose your tines
Schacht has built a lifetime of service into our 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.

These wool carders are 72 points per square inch (an all-purpose carding cloth), All Schacht carders are available with curved or straight backs. Please choose the appropriate choice from the drop down menu.

If it shows in stock it will ship from Maine. If it is a backorder(out of stock) it will be drop shipped from the factory usually in 2-4 weeks
Valkyrie 18 inch Hackle

A very sturdy hackle with two rows of straight 4.5 inch long hardened and polished steel tines set in a straight hard-maple base. These hackles easily mount to your work table with clamps (not included) because they have 1 1/2 inch of free space on each end for clamping.

The photo shows both the 12 inch and 18 inch sizes.

Valkyrie Extra Fine Combs- MINI Valkyrie 2 Row Fine Full Size Combs Louet Mini Combs (double row)
Valkyrie Extra Fine Combs (pair)

Designed specifically for finer, shorter fibers. 34 closely spaced tines per comb. The comb head is 4 inches wide with a 3 inch working width. Tines are 3 3/4 inch long hardened polished steel.

Valkyrie 2 row Fine Combs (pair)

Smaller and lighter than our Viking combs. Great for any fiber. Perfect for fine to medium fibers, Romney, BFL, Corrie, Finn and Merino wool. Same sturdy construction as the Viking Combs on a smaller scale. All Maple construction. Handle is a comfortable one inch diameter, tine head is 5" wide. Each comb has 4 1/4" long, polished, hardened steel tines with a long taper to a sharp point. These tines never need straightening. They are flexible enough to take abuse, and still bounce back to their intended alignment.

Front row has 16 tines, back row has 17. Total amount of tines = 33

Valkyrie Extra Fine Combs Louet Drum Carder Standard Classic - SALE Strauch "Petite" Drum Carder
Louet Drum Carder Standard Classic - SALE
Our Price: $635.00
Sale Price: $500.00
Save $135.00!
Valkyrie Extra Fine Combs (pair)

Designed specifically for finer, shorter fibers. 43 closely spaced tines per comb. The comb head is 5 inches wide with a 4 inch working width. Tines are 3 3/4 inch long hardened polished steel.

Front row has 21 tines, back row has 22. Total amount of tines = 43

Standard Drum Carder (extra fine) The Petite is a manual drum carder with a polyurethane drive belt. This carder is great for fiber artists with budget and/or space considerations who want a Strauch quality machine.

As with all Strauch drum carders, the Petite comes with our Brush Attachment.  The Petite is an excellent choice for a mid-sized carder with full sized features. The Petite is slightly smaller, with 6" wide drums instead of the 8" wide drums on the singlewide chain drives. The carder produces a batt approximately 6" wide x 22" long. The Petite also has a 4:1 drum ratio.

The frame is made from high durability MDF material. The Petite frame is 16" long, 10" wide and 7" high.  An important feature: The tall frame allows the handle to swing freely of the table surface.

If it shows in stock it will ship from Maine. If it is a backorder it will be drop shipped from the factory usually in 6-10 business days.