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Comfortable wooden handled brushes for hand held carding and combing, in a choice of two sizes.   This listing is for the compact brushes.  You can find my standard size hand held brushes here.


The brushes comprise flexible, angled metal pins mounted on a durable rubber backing for effective blending, smoothing and fluffing of fibres, and incorporate slim, lightweight wooden handles for convenient working and storage.  The brushes have a sturdy pressed metal back, with rounded corners, and an ergonomically angled handle mount for comfort and safety, designed to keep your fingers away from the pins.

Please note, these brushes are designed for comfortable hand held carding for fibre artists and model makers - ideal for felting projects - and are, by design, much smaller than traditional carding paddles, which can be up to 10 inches wide.  Traditional paddles are perfect for those processing raw fibres or larger amounts at a time.  On the other hand, smaller hand held brushes are cheaper, lighter, smaller to store, require less strength to use and are more comfortable (with flexible, angled pins rather than ridged straight pins), making them well suited to smaller projects.  If you're new to carding, and thinking about investing in a carding machine or traditional paddles, smaller hand held brushes are also a good way to try it out before committing to a larger purchase.

My compact carding brushes feature a 480 pin head, on an 11.5cm x 5.5cm mount, will fit most standard size sewing boxes and are also an ideal size for cleaning carding machine drums and traditional paddles.

Size including handle: 11.5cm x 13.5 x 3cm
How to Use...

Carding brushes enable you to mix different fibres and colours to create your own blend with ease!  Place your layered fibres lengthways between the two brush heads and gently tease the fibres through the metal bristles (pulling in opposite directions) until you achieve your desired mix.  You can create a marbled blend or keep brushing until you achieve a new consistent colour or even texture.


Carding brushes are perfect for mixing up your core fibres too (so that they run in different directions) for faster felting of your base shapes.


They are also the secret to super fluffy poms!  Create your pom then gently comb the surface using a carding brush for the fluffiest poms in town.

Pair of Carding Brushes - Compact

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