Posted by Darline Mason on Saturday, 9 March 2002, at 11:59 a.m.:
In Reply to: Carding Cloth Source? posted by Melanie Tomic on Thursday, 22 November 2001, at 6:38 a.m.:
I wrote Howard Brush Company and got this reply, I wanted to share it with others.
Darline , You have found the right place for your drum carding cloth . Howard has manufactured carding cloth since 1866 . For the fiber artist we offer 5 different wire densities referred to as tpi / or points per inch in four widths 8", 10" ,12 " and 14 " .The wire densities offered are 54 tpi , 72 tpi , 90 tpi ,120 tpi ,190 tpi . The 72 tpi and 90 tpi are used most often for carding Suffolk& crosses . The 120 /190 are used for processing the finer fleeces( Merino , Rambouillet ) . All products are shipped from stock and are sold by the linear foot . The 54-90 in 8" widths cost $44.00 per linear foot and the 120-190 cost $46.00 and $53.00 per linear foot . Please feel free to cal us any time 800.556.7710 ask for Jane ( a carder and spinner ) she will answer your call and be pleased to answer any other questions you may have .
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