"Air" Wool & Fiber Blending Hackle
wood: hard maple: domestic white hardwood with a very tight, even grain, and smooth finish.
color: Air: palest blue-green and salmon-pink, features solid brass comb and brass finish hardware.
Comes with recycled glass diz, threader and mounting hardware (pictured).
Custom crafted and beautifully hand-stained, this hackle combines quality workmanship with the fun colors that fiber artists love! Each hackle is tinted with a combination of hues, designed to enhance the natural beauty of each unique piece of wood, and then hand waxed to a high polish.
YOU WILL RECEIVE: hackle base, diz and threader PICTURED. Comb inserts are made to order; please allow 3-5 build days prior to shipping.
• crafted from hand selected exotic/domestic hardwoods
• tapered and polished, stainless steel tines will not rust
• 1-1/2” clamping surface at each end with hardened steel clamping pads
• easily mounted on your work table with clamps*
Tines are set into 0.5” solid metal bar; this allows me to accurately place very small diameter pins very close together without causing wood tearout. The solid metal comb is bolted into the hardwood base, providing a superior hold to that of glues or resins. If you’re like me, you don’t need one more pointy thing lying around the house: this hackle is designed so that the comb can be securely attached, removed for storage and interchangeable with other combs.
length: 12” (305mm)
width: 2” (51mm)
height: 2” (51mm)
comb length: 6.5” (165mm)
Coarse (1 row @ 5 tines per inch) — Perfect for art roving and coarse fiber.
Single row of tines, 4.5” high. Tines are approximately 2.5mm diameter, spaced 5mm on center. Allows for color blending with chunky add-ins.
Medium (2 rows @ 3 tines per inch) — Great for coarse and medium fibers.
Offset double row of tines, 4.5” high in back, and 4” in front. Tines are approximately 2.5mm diameter, spaced 5/16” on center. Aligns fibers for worsted preparations and allows for uniform color blending. Will remove some shorts and neps.
Fine (2 rows @ 4 tines per inch) — Designed for combing fine or short fibers with less waste.
Offset double row of tines, 4.5” high in back, and 4” in front. Tines are approximately 2.5mm diameter, spaced 1/4” on center. Aligns and culls fiber, 2 to 3 passes will result in a uniform color blend. Will remove most shorts and neps.
Super Fine (2 rows @ 5 tines per inch) — For bamboo, silk, rabbit and fine specialty fibers.
Offset double row of tines, 4.5” high in back, and 4” in front. Tines are approximately 2.5mm diameter, spaced 5mm on center. Will remove shorts and all but the most pesky neps!
Having trouble deciding?
Combs are removable and interchangeable, so you can get two or more for use with the same base. All combs come with wooden storage box for safe-keeping. Contact me for custom combs: single, double or triple row, spacing TBD. If you don’t see a color that suits you, please let me know and I can create a custom color just for you.
*Clamps are not included. If you need clamps, you can purchase a pair of 2” c-clamps at my cost ($5/pair); these will accommodate a table thickness of 1.25.”
The Beauty of Wood… all my creations are handmade with exotic or domestic hardwoods. Each piece is unique and may have natural imperfections such as knots, ambrosia, spalting, mineral streaks and/or wormholes. Stain color, consistency and vibrancy will vary between species and from piece to piece. These variations provide character and make your purchase a one-of-a-kind addition to your fiber processing toolbox.
Environmental sustainability… all wood has been sourced from sustainably managed forests or from trees that have died from natural causes (lol). Every effort is made to reduce the use of water, energy and waste in the creation of my products. All packaging materials can be recycled, and contains post-consumer recycled content whenever available.