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If you aren't sure then just give me a call and we can have a chat, each wheel has its strengths but it's vital that it supports you in your style of spinning whilst giving you options for other things. I am very happy to have a chat and let you try out wheels with no obligation to purchase.
You certainly can! Whilst my Batts have lots of different fibres in them they are carded on a fine cloth carder and burnished from the top. You might like to consider spinning your single and then plying back with a commercial yarn like the cotton and Linen. That way you will get more metres of yarn.
For most of the equipment items on my website delivery is included. However for the big items and where it is noted, delivery is yet to be quoted. I will always do my best to get you the cheapest and safest delivery service.
I am here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about your purchase. If you live local to me or you are able to get to my studio in Melbourne I can assemble your wheel (if necessary) and I also offer a 1 hour session of 'Getting to know your wheel' completely free of charge.
I don't specifically offer a repair service, however please give me a ring and maybe I can help offer some suggestions to get your wheel functioning. I hate to think of a faithful 'old timer' sitting there doing nothing.
Yes I have spare parts for wheels. If for any reason I don't have them in stock I can quickly order them for you.
It depends how transportable you need your piece of equipment to be really. A Drum Carder offers you an option of preparing fleece for spinning or felting. You can certainly blend fibres by placing them straight onto the drum and taking off rolags from the doffer channel. Much of what you can do on a blending board you can do on a drum carder. A blending board is not really designed for fleece preparation, however it is very portable and fantastic for jazzing up that boring wool top that you can't stand the thought of spinning. If you aren't into fleece then consider a blending board over a drum carder.
The difference is in the thickness of the tines. The stronger one is used mainly for a drum carder for burnishing your batts from the top. You will get a lot more fibre on the drum with one of these and you will also reduce the number of times you pass it through the carder pre spinning. The finer one is mainly for the blending.
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