December 2014

We’ve again had a very busy year, can’t believe how fast it’s gone. It has been a pleasure exhibiting at the fibre shows and meet many of our customers old and new. We are looking forward to demonstrating at them again next year, including a couple of new ones – details to follow.

Lots of plans and ideas for 2015 including carding and crafting workshops here in Shropshire.

All at Classic Carder would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2015.

Classic Carder Gift

Midwinterwol Show

We’re looking forward to our visit to Holland at the end of the week to exhibit our carders at the MIDWINTERWOL show – 13th and 14th December.

We’ve designed a range of carders especially for the occasion to celebrate our Netherlands dealer, LOW LAND LEGACY’S tenth year in business.


Coming soon – Carding Techniques DVD!

For those of you who have always wanted to know how the professionals do it, we are making a DVD. Presented by Jill Shepherd, this covers basic carding techniques to art batts. Over the next few weeks we’ll be putting short clips of the DVD on the website and the full version will be available for sale soon.

The British Alpaca National Show

We are now working towards The British Alpaca Society National Show. We’ll have a range of our drum carders for sale and will be demonstrating drum carding throughout the show at The International Centre, Telford, Shropshire on 15th & 16th March. We’re very much looking forward to it and we hope to see you there!



drumcardersThe MidWinterwol show in the Netherlands, organised by Lowlands Legacy was a great success. This was the perfect platform to showcase the Classic Carder range to our Dutch friends. The show was very well received and as a result they are hoping to run the event over 2 days in December next year.
Back home we have been very busy making carders in time for Christmas. We are pleased to say all the Christmas orders are out and received on time and we are looking forward to a well earned day off.

Mandy, myself and the Classic Carder team – Richard, Pete, Laura, Pippa & Tim
would like to wish you all a Wonderful Christmas.

December 2013

We’ve had some really great shows this year and it’s been wonderful meeting so many of our customers, listening to their tales of carding. It’s lovely to hear what everyone has been getting up to with various projects, meeting new people and sharing our carding knowledge and experience.

Although we have now finished our UK shows for this year, we have one more to attend in the Netherlands. This is with our Dutch neighbours, Lowlands Legacy who are dealing with our sales over there. The show is on December 14th and we are really looking forward to exhibiting and promoting the Classic Carder to our Dutch friends.

Jill Shepherd demonstration at Woofest Cumbria in June

Jill Shepherd demonstration at Woofest Cumbria in June

The FibreEast stand Bedford July

The FibreEast stand Bedford July

Our 1000th Drum Carder!

Good News! We’ve just made our 1000th drum carder! With this in mind, we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all our customers.

To mark the occasion we will be donating number 1000 to charity – further information to follow when details are confirmed.

Due to the success of the business we will now have to add VAT to our prices which will start from mid October. However, if you order your carder before October 2013, then we will honour our current prices.

We will be at Yarndale on 28th & 29th September where we will be demonstrate our carders.

British Alpaca Futurity 2013 – 15th & 16th March – NEC Birmingham.

AlpacasThe British Alpaca Futurity & Fibre Festival 2013 celebrates all things alpaca.

This year it is hosting an expanded Fibre Festival where we will be demonstrating our range of Classic Carders, in particular the 120 point which is the perfect carder for carding alpaca and all fine fibres.

Carding alpaca requires different techniques than carding other fibres, we will be offering tips and advice on how to achieve the best results. Demonstrations will include basic carding, blending and art batts.

Find out more at the British Alpaca Futurity website

Wonderwool Wales 2013

We will be at Wonderwool Wales again this year for April 27th-28th, where we will be demonstrating our range of drum carders.

We will be able to offer advice on carding techniques and available to answer any questions you may have.
There will be a wide range of our carders to purchase but if you are attending the show and wish to buy a Classic Carder and have one in mind why not give us call or email us before hand so we can save it for you to collect on the day.

We had a great show last year and are really looking forward to it again.

New Payment Options

We have just updated our site to allow Paypal to be used as a payment option. We are still able to process card payments through the site or over the phone if required.