Carbonel (carbonel) wrote in handspinning,

Looking for advice about combs

I've been doing a lot of carding of fleece. I'm comfortable with cards, and pretty darned good at using them, if I do say so myself.

But I have this Finn fleece. It's long and silky and lustrous, and I suspect worsted or semiworsted is going to be a more appropriate technique than woolen. Which means it might be time to learn how to do combing and drawing through a diz.

This weekend is Shepherd's Harvest -- the big Minnesota sheep and wool festival. (Anyone else on this group going?) Which is a good time to buy combs if I'm going to do so. But that's a technique I don't know all that much about. I saw a video with someone combing with (IIRC) a comb attached to a block of wood or some such. That looked like a good technique for doing batches, but I don't know if it's standard.

So -- any recommendations for brands or styles? Or anything else I should be aware of?
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