Howard Brush offers a full range of superior quality continuous carding to suit all of your fiber arts needs. We use a hardened and highly tempered steel wire that is remarkable for its longevity and uniformity and plated for its rust and corrosion resistance. There are five standard densities of card clothing available; 54, 72, 90, 120, and 190 TPI. TPI stands for “teeth per (square) inch. 54 TPI is the least dense, most open cloth, and 190 TPI the most dense, least open cloth.
We offer these in our standard, 9.5 inch width (8.5 inches wide on wire face) and it can be purchased by the continuous linear foot. We also offer our carding cloth in 12 inch and 2 inch widths as well! Want a wider cloth? We can manufacture your special order up to 40 inches wide!
After extensive research and development, Howard Brush came up with a combination of variables that were the ideal makeup for a cloth used specifically on a blending board. Blending cloth has longer teeth, a different, more open tooth pattern, and the finish on the tip of the wire is such that it is less likely to hurt your hand since there is so much more contact using a blending board than with hand or drum carders.
Regular carding cloth has a shorter tooth in comparison to blending cloth, a more closed tooth pattern, and the finish on the tip is a bit more aggressive. The special fabrication and design of blending cloth makes it ideal for handling a spectrum of materials; normal fleeces, and not so normal fun additives; feathers, bits of cloth, etc. On top of that, the makeup of the tooth itself is best suited for the process of evenly blending, and uniformly removing