WHAT'S NEW? - JANUARY 2017
Wool: Tencel-merino blend
Felting packs: Rainbow Brights and Fluro
5/2 and 10/2 weaving cottons available in 18 colours
Ashford electronic spinner now includes the option of a foot pedal control for the e-Spinner 2
15 DPI reeds for Ashford Rigid Heddle and Knitters Looms.
Vari Dent reed kits for Ashford Rigid Heddle and Knitters Looms.
Felting Wool Packs: Corriedale wool sliver/roving in popular multi-colour packs.
Sample Boxes: Sample boxes of merino, silk-merino, alpaca-merino and corriedale colours.
Alpaca-Merino Blend: Baby alpaca fibre blended with fine merino wool. Roving/sliver available in a selection of heathers and natural white. Alpaca Merino Blend
Silk-Merino Blend: Soft blend of fine silk and merino. Silk/Merino Blend
Needle Felting Kits: Easy needlefelting kits. Include step-by-step instructions, wools, needles etc.
Blending Board: Blend fibres, colours and textures easily into ready-to-spin rolags.
Drum Carding Machines: Superfine Drum Carder. The Ashford Carder is now available with a finer 120 PPSI cloth.
REJUVENATE AN OLDER ASHFORD WHEEL
If you've inherited an Ashford spinning wheel, try these upgrades to make the most of your spinning experience. A Maintenance Kit contains all you need to replace worn flyer hooks, springs, brake-bands etc. To make treadling easier, replace an old drive band with a polycord Turbo Kit. For a larger capacity bobbin, add a Sliding Hook Flyer. And to make plying easier, this Lazy Kate has a tensioning system that stops bobbins over-winding and accommodates all sizes of Ashford Bobbin.
LEARN TO SPIN
If you're wondering where to begin, this book will guide you in the wonderful art of making yarn. The Ashford Book of Hand Spinning by Jo Reeve with 116 pages of full colour step-by-step photos.
Try Wet Felting
Play with felting wool, water and soap to make felt food, felted pictures, toys & decorations. Fun for all ages from preschoolers up.
Learn Needle Felting
Older children may enjoy the absorbing craft of making almost anything you can imagine with a little wool and a felting needle.
Start Spinning Yarn
Introduce kids to the thrill of spinning their own yarn on an easy-to-use student drop spindle.
Weaving for Kids
A simple-to-use wooden frame is a great way for children to weave their own picture or rug.