[Jacob-list] Opinions on Pat Green Supercard?
patchworkfibers at alltel.net
Sun May 1 07:13:58 EDT 2005
A picker will not shred your fleeces if they are strong fleeces. I do have a PG picker and it has its uses. I don't like it on very crimpy fleeces. The springiness of the locks makes the locks tend to stretch out and snap back, forming neps. Some Jacob fleeces are abit tippy. If you can flick the tip and it just opens, but nothing breaks, the picker will work well to open those. But if the tip breaks off when you flick, it will break off in the picker, forming noils. A picker does take out alot of vm. Looking at Gilda's fleece sample, which is a nice open fleece without a lot of crimp, I'd guess that a light picking would open the fleece up nicely. With a motorized carder, you can also just flick the tips, without picking, and feed the locks in pretty quickly.
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On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 20:18:12 EDT, BIDEWEE at aol.com wrote:
> Thanks Linda!
> That's exactly the type of info I was looking for. I actually
> called Pat Green today and spoke with Paula Simmons about their
> brand new four drum Elsacard which sounds incredible (larger and
> faster then the Supercard), but at $9500 (!!) it's out of my league.
> Do you think a picker is necessary or is it easy enough to do it by
> hand while feeding the fiber in? A picker would probably speed the
> process up but I live in fear of it shredding soft lamb fleeces and
> my fingers :o
> Thanks again!
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