Copyright © 2015 Classic Carder | Design by Ardant Web Design Bridgnorth
Drum Carders by Paul Brittain

Welcome to Classic Carder

Classic Carder are a Shropshire based family run business who create beautifully designed and affordable drum carders. Handmade in solid wood, our carders can be customised to suit your needs and feature adjustable drums with a choice of three different grades of card cloth.

Our unique and easy to use interchangeable drum system lets you change the large storage drum, allowing the use of different cloth for carding different fibres. We can also provide ‘Jumbo’ and ‘Wide’ carders which produce batts in excess of 100g.


  • Suitable for use with all wool fibres, alpaca and angora
  • Available in ash, beech, and oak
  • Made from sustainably sourced woods
  • Choice of three grades of card cloth (48tpi, 72tpi and 120tpi), two pin lengths and two cloth colours (red and pale blue)
  • Folding handle for easy storage
  • Comes fully assembled with doffer, table clamps and full instructions
  • Adjustable and interchangeable drum system
  • Two year guarantee with after-sales service for the life of the carder
  • Upcoming Shows

    Wonder Wool

    Wonderwool Wales
    25 & 26th April

    Proper Woolly

    Proper Woolly 30th & 31st May


    Woolfest 26th & 27th June

    Fibre East

    Fibre East 25th & 26th July

    Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Summer School 21st & 22nd August

    Bristol Wool Fair

    Bristol Wool Fair 11th, 12th & 13th September

    Winschoten, Netherlands
    11th-12th Dec

The Classic Carder Range

The classic drumcarder is available in five sizes – compact, standard, jumbo, wide and jumbo wide.