Carding is the process of taking raw or unwashed fibres and preparing them for use as textiles in clothing, upholstery, and rugs. Carders are available in several different types and sizes. Drum carders handle long, short, coarse, or fine fibres without the need to change drums or adjust the drum spacing. Hand carders accomplish the same result and are often used by crafters who want a completely handcrafted item. Hand carding ensures the item is made in the traditional way that has been handed down for generations. From Merino to fine angora, carders make the process of preparing the fibres for spinning less work and more fun. Whether you want to craft your jumper, skirt, or floor covering in the traditional style or opt for mechanical help, the items you need are available on eBay. With your own carded fibres spun on your wheel and knitted by your hand, you can be assured of a traditional and time-honoured item of which you are proud.