- Great tips if you are already familiar with carding Review by Angela
While this video is excellent at showing many different ways of aligning fibers with hand carders, this video assumes the watcher is already familiar/moderately experienced with carding and wants to see ways to make the process more efficient. I am a complete novice, and there wasn't any information about what type of carder I should purchase for which wool (teeth per inch or TPI) or if straight backed is better for a newbie vs curved, etc. Is there a good standard I can start with or is my investment going to be for two sets of hand carders (cotton and wool)? I am still not sure . I think I was even more confused about what to purchase after watching. I would not recommend this video for beginners - you may be better served as I have by searching the internet for info. I have decided tentatively on Howard Brush - the price is good (50-60 dollars), it is designed to be a compromise between straight and curved by design, and for a small fee they will replace the carding fabric when it wears out for you. This was NOT in the video and I do not endorse Howard Brush or work for them .
(Posted on 2/23/14)