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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2014, 12:07:24 pm »
Ah.  Good point.  Sorry about your thumbs joints, FW.   :bouquet:

I guess, as with any activity using the hands, short periods of activity and then a rest, or at least a change of activity, is advisable.
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2014, 12:13:24 pm »
Ah.  Good point.  Sorry about your thumbs joints, FW.   :bouquet:

I guess, as with any activity using the hands, short periods of activity and then a rest, or at least a change of activity, is advisable.

Yes, good advice......just don't replace combing with using a heavy rotavator  ::)   I alternated the two for several weeks a number of years ago now and my thumbs still play up sometimes. Here are some thumbs -  :thumbsup: for the ones I've damaged  :roflanim:
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Stellan Vert

  • Joined Apr 2013
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2014, 12:53:57 pm »
Hi Fleecewife

I have just spun my finest thread to date, it looks like a fine sewing thread, It makes my normal DK look like rope.

Having looked at the utube videos, I used a carder/hair comb, then used the carder like a Hackle, wow!!!!

Thank you.

SV

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2015, 01:40:09 pm »
To follow up on my original post, OH didn't buy me wool combs, but a lovely electric blue suede handbag! So, with a recent tax rebate I treted myself to some Wingham hand held mini combs. They can be clamped to a table to have one static one, but I need to buy some clamps to do that. They arrived yesterday, and I have spent part if this morning taming some very knotty, disordered alpaca. I am getting the hang of combing, I think, and find the combs comfortable to use. I will keep you posted with how I am progressing!

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2015, 01:44:31 pm »
Glad you got your combs eventually and the electric blue suede hambag sounds fab. Send it this way when you get tired of it  ;D
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Dogwalker

  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2015, 07:46:03 pm »
Could we have an update if you have time please?

Are you still pleased with them?
Did you try them clamped to a table?
What fibres are you using them on?

thank you.

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2015, 09:43:22 pm »
I am combing alpaca and some wool I acquired with my first wheel I don't know what it is, but it has a small amount of crimp and a staple length of about 3 inches (I think, haven't actually measured the length!). It combs out to be lovely and smooth and spins well. I haven't tried them clamped to the table yet, that will happen when I have a bit more room on my work table - it us covered in tomato plants at the moment! I am hoping I might be able to buy some more fleece at Wonder wool, so can tell you more after that.

Dogwalker

  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2015, 09:56:10 pm »
Thank you.
I'm trying to decide which combs to buy.

Where do you live and what kind of fleece are you after.  I have shetland sheep and mohair.

Do you know which day you're going to wonderwool?

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2015, 10:57:20 pm »
I am interested in any suitable fleece. As a relatively new spinner I am still trying out different types to,see what I like best. I live in South Devon, and I am hoping to go to Wonderwool on he Saturday.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2015, 07:22:42 am »
I will be there on the Sat too  :thumbsup:
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Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2015, 10:35:13 pm »
And me.  :D :D :D

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2015, 07:31:54 am »
Lesley, I thought you wern't able to go?
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2015, 07:34:45 am »
Lesley, just seen your other post so I know you are going now. Did you know that the cottage you are staying in is only about 10 mins from me?
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2015, 09:57:01 pm »
Yes, I did, Sally ,because we visited Linda last year when we stayed in Mandy's cottage. Maybe we can meet up this year. I'm bringing my wheel. I did quite a lot of spinning last year in the garden at Mandy and Derek's place.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Wool combs
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2015, 08:30:01 am »
If you are interested you could come with me to our spinning group on the Tuesday afternoon.
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