Since Peter Teal made the first set many years ago, the classic Wool Blending Hackle has been widely copied. We worked closely with Peter to re-create his original design, and even making a couple of minor improvements along the way. As such we're confident that we can offer the best hackle on the market today. Great for blending combed tops both natural and synthetic to produce your own unique blends.
The Wingham Hackle has double row of tines, tempered to ensure they maintain their strength. The twin row gives the ideal balance, ensuring that the fibres are suitably blended yet also easily worked when drafting.
Each tines is machines to a double-angle point, each one being identical so that you get an equal draw along the length of the hackle. This helps the finished fibre to be evenly blended and shaped and so easier to work with.
- Hardwood base with plywood support shelf behind tines to support the fibres.
- Total length 19" (49cm) Working length 16" (41cm) Height of tines 6" (15cm) tine diameter 3mm
- Double row of 117 tool steel tines.
- Safety bar to place over spikes when in use and storage. We strongly suggest that the spikes are only left exposed when loading with fibre.
- Included with each hackle is a tube straightening tool. Hopefully, this will never be used. We include it just in case you bend a tine. It is a perfect fit to drop the tube over the tine and precisely manipulate it back in place.
- Includes multi sized hole diz included for the drawing off of fibres into sliver.
The hackle is designed to be used clamped to a table in order to provide a solid base to work with. We don't include the clamps as the additional weight would mean you'd end up paying a lot more for postage. Steel "G-Clamps" are available from any high street DIY store. Alternatively there a two pre-drilled holes at either end of the base unit if you would prefer to screw the hackle straight to the table.
Care Of Your Hackle
After use make sure the combs are dry, and if they're not going to be used for a while give them a spray with WD40 or similar product. If using a spray product then the best way is to hold the unit upside down so that any excess can drip off, rather than run down and settle into the wooden base.