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New Zealand online stockists of fibre craft supplies including Ashford weaving looms, spinning wheels, drop spindles, drum carders, wet felting & needle felting wool sliver, spinning wool, dyes and more.

   

NEW PRODUCTS
March 2014: New silk, baby alpaca and fine (19 micron) merino sliver now available, in 100g bags.
January 2014: New range of needlefelting kits. Include step-by-step instructions, wools, needles etc.




November 2013: 
Soft baby alpaca fibre blended with fine merino wool. Roving/sliver available in a selection of heathers and natural white: Alpaca Merino Blend



August 2013: 
Blend fibres, colours and textures easily into ready-to-spin rolags: Blending Board

 

July 2013: Four new colours available in the Silk/Merino Blend:

 

February 2013: Superfine Drum Carder. The Ashford Carder is now available with a finer 120 PPSI cloth. Pre-order for dispatch 18/02/2013.

August 2012: New wool slivers - premium grade New Zealand Perendale and Romney. Add sparkle to your projects, Angelina fibre now in stock.

   

November 2011:
New Stripey Blend Corriedale slivers. Multiple colours carded together in stripes. 100g packs.

     

July 2011:
New merino sliver colours...



Ashford have released a new wider model of their popular drum carder, making large 100g batts. Top whorl spindles are now available individually in a wider range of sizes. New sample cards are now up-to-date with all current colours in the merino sliver and weaving yarn ranges. If you're considering a project and would like to see the colours in person first, these cards have real fibre samples of each colour.

Drop Spindles                 Ashford Wide Drum Carder

REJUVENATE YOUR 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, the Competition Lazy Kate has a tensioning system that stops bobbins over-winding and accommodates all sizes of Ashford bobbin.
 Maintenance Kit    Sliding Hook Flyer     Competition Lazy Kate   Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel


READY TO SPIN IN 2010?

If you're wondering where to begin, here's a great new book to guide you in the wonderful art of making yarn. Introducing the Ashford Book of Hand Spinning by Jo Reeve with 116 pages of full colour step-by-step photos. Click on the photo for more information.


Ashford Book of Hand Spinning

KIDS CRAFTS

Creative craft ideas for school holiday fun!

Needle Felting Kit     Felting Wool Packs       Weaving Frames       

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.  

 
                                              


WHAT'S NEW?

Ashford Joy Spinning Wheel *New Model*
Now with a sliding hook flyer and larger bobbins as standard, on both the single and double treadle models. Retro kit available for older models.
 

Ashford Joy Spinning Wheel

 

Silk-Merino Sliver Colours
Four new colours have been added to this luxurious blend: Poppy Seed, Spice, Damson & Vanilla. 100g bags.

Ashford Silk-Merino Sliver


Weaving Yarns
High quality pure cotton and linen yarns imported from Europe.
20/2 Mercerised Cotton, 16/2 Unmercerised Cotton, 22/2 Cottolin (cotton-linen blend) and Colcolastic (cotton-lycra blend)
 

Weaving Yarns

 

 

Popular Products
$17.50
Incl GST
Cotton Tapestry Loom Warping Thread - 200g (550 metres)
Strong Loom Warping Thread for the Ashford Tapestry Looms. 100% cotton.
$9.00
Incl GST
Felting Wool Multi-Colour Packs 100g
Corriedale wool in convenient multi-colour packs.
$628.95
Incl GST
Ashford COARSE Drum Carder - 36 PPSI
Now including a packer brush and cleaning brush. Drum carder for carding wool, alpaca and other fibres into smooth, even batts.
$8.50
Incl GST
Wool Dye (10g) - Acid dyes for protein fibres
Easy to use. Choose from 12 vibrant colours. For wool, silk and other protein fibres.
$25.00
Incl GST
Ashford Book of Needle Felting
With just a little wool, a needle and this book of needle felting patterns you can create felt food, figures, animals, flowers, decorations and unique works of art.
$5.00
Incl GST
Colour Sample Card - Ashford Dyed Corriedale Roving/Sliver
Fibre samples of all Ashford Dyed Corriedale carded wool colours mounted on card.
$42.00
Incl GST
Merino Wool Sliver/Roving/Top - Cheesecake
100% pure New Zealand merino wool, professionally washed, scoured, dyed and carded into sliver/roving. Put up amount: 500g bump
$19.95
Incl GST
Nuno Felted Scarf Kit - Silk & Merino
Simple introduction to nuno felting.
$445.00
Incl GST
Ashford Kiwi 2 Spinning Wheel
Learning to spin? Easy-to-use, the Ashford Kiwi is especially suited to newcomers and is great value.
$745.00
Incl GST
Ashford Joy 2 Spinning Wheel - Double Treadle
The Joy now comes with a sliding hook flyer as standard plus larger sized bobbins.

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