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Monday, January 4, 2010

Wool Combs and Happy New Year!

The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year have been incredibly busy, but I AM NOT DEAD. I made dozens of batts for a arts fair, spun up a load of angora/alpaca/corriedale laceweight, did all the holiday things...and learned to COMB WOOL. It's true. I've avoided it for some time now, reveling in my Supercard Powers, but I do SELL wool combs, so it makes sense that I can show another person how to use them. Plus, it is fun. It generates as much static electricity as rubbing wool slippers on a nylon carpet. Shockapalooza.

I found the BEST videos on YouTube and will post them next. I also found a link to a small shop in England that still makes the full-sized wool combs, if you are interested. Majacraft makes "mini" combs which can be clamped to the table and used like English combs. They're great for smaller batches, blending, etc, and cost a fraction of the big wool combs, but if you want the big ones these are the best I could find.


  1. Thanks for finding these. The combs and indeed the whole site is terrific. i would love to go visit them in Yorkshire some time. Try out the combs at the source. This will give me an incentive to learn to use the ones i have. I splurged on the Peter Teal book last summer.

    Someday I would love these combs--if i can lift them of course.

    I want you to know how much i learn from your blog

    Happy New Year.

  2. THANKS, Sandy! I am an info-junkie. Glad I can pass along the cool stuff I learn!

  3. Thanks for the link to our combs page. We have now sold quite a lot and links like yours are very helpful. Thought I would let you know we have added mini combs to our range. Details on the woolcombs web page