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This is the perfect fiber-preparation tool to tease, open and blend fibers to prepare them for carding. Carding unteased fibers can damage both the fibers and the carder teeth.
This is a continuous process machine which passes the wool from the front to the rear, where it can drop into a box or container. You can expect to pick 6 to 10 pounds an hour with relatively little effort. The picker will tease and blend your wool prior to carding, giving you a greatly improved batt when carded. We suggest you try spinning the fibers directly from the picked condition to create a more interesting and irregular texture. Dyed shades put together through the picker can be spun into fascinating variegated yarn. Although you may use it to pick wool in the grease, you will find the tiny seeds and vegetation will fall out more easily from clean, washed wool. While some small debris may fall out during picking, grass and hay and burrs will not. The picker's purpose is to open the wool to prepare it for carding, or for spinning direct from the picked condition.
The Triple Picker's 600 ultra smooth and polished points are perfect for exotic and fine fibers. Especially impressive on kid mohair and adult mohair, picking it into a fluffy cloud suitable for spinning directly from the picker. Also excellent for blending dyed colors and exotic fibers with wool. Great for long wools such a Romney and Border Liecester. The Triple Picker is nicely finished in a beautiful maple. Remember 600 picking points, don't settle for imitation pickers with fewer points.
Please note this product may be on backorder. Call to find out shipping times.
Our points are ground, polished and hardened to maintain their sharpness. Do treat these points with respect, and please don't ask us to sell our picker to you unless you are a responsible individual who will ensure its safe use and locked storage.
Due to the nature of the picker, we have added a positive lock on the swinging cradle- not only to allow the machine to be carried in safety, but also to be padlocked to protect children or unauthorized people from playing with it and doing themselves an injury. It must be treated with great caution. We supply a small padlock to lock the machine when it is not in use. It is your responsibility to NOT use the machine when children are around, and to prevent others from becoming injured. Treat it with the same respect you give a power lawnmower or a sharp knife. We cannot accept any responsibility for any damage or injury attributed to the wool picker. For Safety, we recommend close-fitting leather leather gloves and our Picker Claw.