Our handcrafted 12″ Blending Hackle features two staggered rows of precision machined stainless steel fine tines that are 2.2 diameter and set 2.7 mm apart. The first row has 62 tines and the second 61 which are set into an aluminium headset.
The working area of our hackle is 12 inches in length and is 3 inches high.
While it is generally thought that a blending hackle is not a fibre processing tool, it can be of assistance with teasing apart staples of raw fleece. Optioning the blending hackle with a small wool comb means that you can process your raw fibre. If you want to use a diz to draw the fibre of the hackle, the fibre you use should be preprepared and layered onto the tines in straight or random layers. It is best to use fibres of the same length but with experimentation you will soon be using a variety of mediums including threads, silk, commercial yarns etc for spinning yarns with stunning stripes and sparkle.
What you will love about making your own rovings on a blending hackle is you have total control on how the colours are going to work in it, whether it is the amount of colours and or types of fibres used or the proportions of each colour/type.
The 12″ Blending Hackle comes with 2 G Clamps, a diz and diz threader and one 2 row fine small comb.
The timber we use is recycled Blackwood that is sourced from a local mill