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blending board

Regular price $225.00

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The blending board is the perfect tool for creating exciting, multi-coloured rolags for spinning, or batts for felting, and it’s lots of fun to use. It differs from other carding tools in that it allows you to ‘paint’ with fibre over a large, flat area of carding cloth to create controlled layers of fibre. The fibres are not stretched a great deal which gives greater definition of colour for maximum effect in your spinning or felting. The blending board is great for making self-striping yarns, or using up small amounts of fibre left over from other projects. Any fibre that takes your fancy can be added –wool sliver, uncarded wool staples, silk, alpaca, mohair, Tencel, or some Angelina for that extra special effect. 

  • Portable - you can work with it on a table, on your lap, and even pack it up and take it on holiday. 
  • Light weight
  • Quick and easy to assemble 
  • Convenient carry handle 

    Specifications
  • Lacquered finish
  • Assembly required
  • Fine 108 point cloth
  • The card cloth has wire teeth with a special protective coating and a flexible rubber backing for long life
  • Large 30 x 30cm (12x12") carding area
  • Three-position adjustable keel. You can work with it on a table, on your lap, and even pack it up and take it on holiday. For a comfortable angle when working on a table, use the keel in position one. To use the blending board on your lap, loosen the keel bolt a little, position the keel between your knees and rotate the board to your preferred position.
  • tutorial videos
  • Using the Ashford Blending Board
    Blend fabulous fibres in your favourite colours and create beautiful rolags for spinning.
    Making batts for felting
    Maria kindly shared her technique for making beautiful fine felt with us.
    Carding fleece
    Carding your fleece is quick and easy on the Ashford Wide Carder.
    Blending colours
    Blending colours on the Ashford drum carder.
    Blending fibres
    Blending Merino and silk on the Ashford drum carder.