COVID-19 UPDATEWheels & Whorls is temporarily closed while New Zealand is at Level 4 of COVID-19. The government announced that all non-essential businesses are to close by Wednesday March 25th. Unfortunately this means that we cannot process your order until the restriction lifts. Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We will be answering emails as per usual. Also, if you’re at home and being creative at this time, let us know if you need any advice with your project. Happy creating and keep safe and well.
WHAT'S NEW? - January 2020
Texsolv heddles now available in bulk
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.