Dizs for Combing Fibers
Ilove to comb my fibers, so I started making Dizs. For those of you who are new to the process, combing can be done with a variety of combs. There are 3 main types of combs:
English Wool Combs
Russian Paddle Combs
Viking Combs (which also include Mini combs)
They are come in a variety of sizes & styles, number of rows of tines, or long teeth. Other tools that can also be used are dog combs or a wool hackle. to comb fibers.
The difference between combed & carded fibers is that the fibers are all parallel & all the waste such as short fiber, second cuts, VM etc is removed, not carded into the fiber.
A diz is used to draw the fibers off the comb into a top after the combing process is done.
They are made out of hardwood in the shape of Sheep, Hearts, and Round ones & have been stained. (Other shapes are also available)
I also make Fimo round dizs & the Multi-hole fimo diz. The Fimo ones seem to be my best sellers.