Flick Carding by Carol Huebscher Rhoades

A flick card (sometimes called a flicker) looks like a small flat-back handcard with a smaller surface for the carding cloth and a slightly longer handle than that of a handcard. Its purpose is to quickly open up locks of wool. Flick-carded locks can be drafted and used directly for knitting, crochet, or as weft in weaving. You can also spin from the ends or the fold of flicked locks to produce semiworsted yarn, or prepare the locks further by hand- or drumcarding. No matter what your purpose is for flick carding, the one phrase to keep in mind throughout the process is “light and easy.”

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