Russian Peasant Doukhobor Wool Combs Choose Hardwood Handcrafted in USA Super Fast Shipping!

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***If buying DVD or Book alone, I will refund $12 in shipping***

These Russian Style Peasant Combs are used mounted to a pad for anchoring one comb, tines up, on a bench, table or other work surface. These combs, originating from the Steppes, are light, swift and strong. The design of these traditional wool combs came from the Ukraine via Canada. They are made of hardwood laminate or oak with stainless steel teeth. The teeth are set through a piece of metal that wraps around the front of the comb. Each set includes two combs, sold as a pair, complete with wooden stand which doubles as a storage device, also made of hardwood maple or oak. You will need to use a "C - Clamp" to fasten the base to you work surface (these are available at any hardware store or Walmart and typically only a couple of dollars). The comb teeth are high quality stainless steel, measuring over 3" in length. Spacing is approximately 1/4" apart. The width on these combs is 6 3/4" and teeth spread closer to 6" across.

You can pay an arm & a leg for some traditional style combs in well known "brand names". These are locally hand made individually and are absolutely true to a traditional, strong and ultra-efficient combing tool, as well as being very reasonably priced! They come carefully packaged (warning - these are sharp instruments), with complete directions for traditional combing. The instructions will include tips and directions for step-by-step fiber prep from 'Lashing On" to Combing, Washing Your Raw Wool, Dyeing with Kool Aid (cheap and easy, chemical free dyeing), AND a great recipe for Combing Oil (not all fleece types require oil for combing but sometimes it's more efficient and smoother to "lubricate" your wool before/during combing for less effort and less breakage of the fibers. While you can use the combing treatments offered for human hair, this recipe is basic, without chemicals and very easy & inexpensive to make:-)

***Get Robin Russo's wonderful and informative DVD, "Combing Fiber" (pictured last). Learn how to organize your fibers in preparation for spinning. The premiere video on learning how to comb fiber, made by expert Robin Russo and produced by Interweave Press. Combing organizes your fibers so that the strands are headed in the same direction, as opposed to carding which mixes the strands up. The result is a more lustrous yarn. Also available in the drop down box.

***Book - Hand Woolcombing and Spinning by Peter Teal: Hardback. 212 Pages. The classic book on how to use English Woolcombs continuing into worsted spinning. Packed full of technical information, essential for the spinners book shelf. His book is helpful in pointing out the things to be mindful of at the fibre prep stage in order to achieve consistent results. This book will really take your spinning to a new level, gain the ability to control the factors that create yarn so that you can design a yarn based on the potential of the wool, and then produce it. It helps reader to understand the nuances of fleece washing and preparation, basic dying, setting up the wheel and how changes affect spinning the yarn. He explains the nuances, with easily understandable charts and formulas, of twist, grist, drafting, and other skills of spinning worsted. More importantly, Teal explains clearly not only how those things work, but how to put them into practice without a lot of anguish. He shows photos of how to position the hands, and encourages experimentation to find what works best for you. While this book was written on use of English combs, the information overall about fiber prep, combing in general and result oriented spinning, is fabulous. You'll never part with this book once you have it. It should be in every spinner's library.

These traditional combs from the past are still the best way to process fiber for spinning and weaving in the old fashioned textile crafts. For hundreds of years, people without drum carders and mail-order retail outlets made cloth. Sometimes it's tough to improve on traditional and even primitive methods of basic skills.

Wool Combs were developed from a traditional design used by many ancient cultures throughout the world. The design is based mainly on a series of comb fragments found in digs of various Viking villages and grave sites. Descendants of these combs are still in limited use in parts of Scandinavia and the Mediterranean region today. Unfortunately most of the world had completely forgotten their existence and usefulness - a shame because these combs prepare wool in the best possible manner for spinning. Combs are used to align fibers, as is carding, in preparation for spinning into yarn.

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