Wingham Blending Board
Create your own blends with ease.
Designed and built here at Wentworth, the Wingham Blending board is a simple, quick and easy way of creating your own fibre blends.
The board can be clamped to table or used on the knee.
The back of the board has a supporting brace (keel) that can be fixed in a choice of three different positions to vary the angle to suit the user when table mounted.
When on the knee the board can be held by the angle brace. Have a look at the pictures to see the features of the board.
For secure fixing to a table we have built in steel pivot pins to hook the table clamps over giving a positive hold.
The board is constucted from beech blocks to ensure stabilty and freedom from warping.
To create your own multicolour or multifibre type rollags. Simply lay out stripes of carded or combed fibres or combine bits and pieces of textured bits and pieces. Lightly card or brush them into the carder board wires.
Take a length of dowel or a thick knitting needle and roll off the fibres to make a ready to spin rollag.
It is a similar method to blending on a drum carder but a more portable unit.
It can also be used for the carding preparation of fibres it can be set up clamped to a table and using a standard hand carder fibres can be prepared on the board.
Table clamps are provided.
Built from beech block board to give a solid flat surface. Finished with Danish oil.
Card cloth is 72 point tin plate wire.
Overall board size 25cm wide (10") 42cm long (17")
Carding area 18cm wide (7") 30cm long (12")
If you are considering building your own board we supply the card cloth. Have a look at our drum card cloth.
Having been asked by potential makers how to fix the card cloth please note that it should be stapled or tacked around the edge only. Under no circumstances should it be glued. It is a property of the card cloth that it is flexible, glueing would set the pins solid thus loosing the correct carding action. Any suggestion of glueing to be found on other sites is wrong. The application of glue would remove the guarantee we give to all our card cloth that it is suitable for purpose and has a long working life.