Just the cloth, not the backing board. The picture is just to show how it fits onto a board.
This listing is a single piece of card cloth. See below for ordering for drum carders. It is a 3-ply cotton backing with red rubber covering and wire set at 72 points per inch. It measures 12" x 12" (30cm x 30cm). This is the same grade as used on our Standard Hand Carders and our blending board
This wire setting is good for a large range of fibres. You can blend everything from British breed types to merino/silks and fine fibres
The specification is a high quality 3ply woven cotton bonded backing with a rubber surface bonded to the cotton. The wire is 25 Carder Wire Gauge. This all adds up to a high quality durable product
Making your own Board
We've been getting a lot of requests for this by those wishing to make their own blending board at home. If that's what you're planning then this card cloth will do the job perfectly.
You will need a substantial backing board, plywood is preferable. Bread boards or chopping boards look good for the job but as they are often made of solid timber they can warp slightly which is not good for carding.
To get the slope a piece of wood of the appropiate thickness attached to the top one third region of the board will give an angled position.
The board we produce has all these features with adjustments.
When making a board or re-covering one the card cloth should never be glued as this locks the pins in place and looses the flexibility and carding action. We have been making all types of carders for the last 40 years and have never used glue as it would be so silly to ruin the flexibility.
Card cloth is normally fixed to the base board by staples or tacks along the edges only.
If you want to make a board longer than 30cm we can supply the card cloth. It comes on rolls 30cm wide so this is the fixed dimension.
See our listing for the Wingham Blending Board
If you dont want to make your own board we produce a de-luxe ready made model which has all the combinations of holding and clamping features and accessories.