Our handcrafted Circular Blending Hackle features two staggered rows of precision machined stainless steel fine tines. Each row has 90 tines which are set into an aluminium ring. The timber for the hackle and jaws of the clamps is blackwood. They are finished in a heavy duty clear coat.
The working area of our hackle is 18 inches in circumference and is 3 inches high. The circular top rotates on the base, enabling the user to draw of a continuous roving. The handle can be used to adjust the rotational speed from full free run to stationary.
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. 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 Circular Blending Hackle comes with two Petlyn screw clamps, a diz and diz threader.
Our Petlyn Screw Clamp is designed on a classic cabinet makers bench clamp that holds tightly and won’t mark your product or surface. This adjustable screw clamp holds tightly on most surfaces. The angle betweek the jaws can be adjusted to give an even fit to your product and bench/table. The jaws are rubber lined to provide extra prevention against marking your product & bench/table. Maximum jaw capacity is 70mm.
The timber we use is recycled blackwood that is sourced from a local mill.