Ashford Yarn Gauge
Ashford Yarn Gauge
For calculating wraps per inch on handspun or commercial yarns.

This wooden gauge features a 1-inch and 1/2-inch slot. You wrap your yarn evenly in the slot (not too loose, not too tight) and count the number of wraps. The little instruction leaflet is attached, and gives a chart to determine the yarn type or you can use other charts that are available online or in spinning reference books. A handy leather loop is for hanging this on your wheel or on a hook.

PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND

$10.50
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Ball Winder, Ashford Wood – Manual
Ball Winder, Ashford Wood – Manual
FREE SHIPPING within Canada by Expedited Ground Parcel! Canadian orders only. We have this item shipped directly from the Ashford Canada warehouse, and usually have it in stock at the store. NEW 2021! Wind small to really large balls of yarn quickly and effortlessly with this amazing, simple-to-use manual Ball Winder: - wind huge balls up to 500g (17.5 oz). - wind balls both clockwise and counterclockwise - 8mm (5/16”) yarn guide - mounted on rubber feet. - includes one table clamp - net weight 1.5kg (3.3 Lbs) - made from New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood with a lacquered finish, assembled Ball winders are used in conjunction with a Swift, which holds your skein of yarn and rotates to allow the yarn to feed on to the Ball Winder. Also available is the Ashford ELECTRIC Ball Winder, please inquire for pricing. These new Ashford Ball Winders are durable and far superior to any cheap, plastic ball winders currently on the market. Note: ships separately from other items on your order because of the awkward box size. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
$275.00
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Louet Skeinwinders
Louet Stand Alone Skeinwinder – Pre-order only
A PRE-ORDER ONLY PRODUCT,  please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. Available quantities show to allow our shopping cart to accept orders and do not reflect our on-hand inventory. FREE GROUND SHIPPING within Canada. Canadian orders only. Louet's stand alone skein winder allows a user to clamp a skein winder to a table to be used with any brand or type of spinning wheel. This convenient skein winder folds for easy storage. Skein circumference: 52" (132cm). Constructed of Beech wood. PRODUCT of HOLLAND
$284.00
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Niddy Noddy, Ashford – 1.5m
Niddy Noddy, Ashford – 1.5m
Canadian orders only. Winds 1.5m circumference (5 foot) skeins. A good all-purpose niddy noddy, made of sturdy turned silver beech hardwood. Unfinished, but easily given a coat of urethane or varnish if desired. This comes apart for more compact storage. Don't let the handy person in the house glue both ends!! One cross-arm should always be free to rotate, for easy removal of your wound skein. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
$38.50
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Niddy Noddy, Louet – 1 to 2 yard – Pre-order Only
Niddy Noddy, Louet – 1 to 2 yard – Pre-order Only
CUSTOM ORDER PRODUCT please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery. Quantities showing exist so that our cart will accept orders and do not reflect our current on-hand inventory. A 2-in-1 design, this Niddy Noddy has an interchangeable stem and will wind skeins of 1 or 2 yard circumferences. It is made of lacquered beech and can be taken apart. PRODUCT of HOLLAND
$50.00
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Skeiner, Ashford Skeiner 2 Lacquered
Skeiner, Ashford Skeiner 2 Lacquered
FREE SHIPPING within Canada! Canadian orders only. We have this item shipped directly from the Ashford Canada warehouse, generally within one or two business days. We also often have one assembled at our store for you to try. A couple of years ago Ashford came out with their new and improved skein winder, and we love it. Some of the features: - holds up to 1.5kg (around 3.75 Lbs) of yarn. - holds or makes skeins from 1 to 2m in diameter (1.09 to 2.19 yards). - clever tensioning system for making even skeins, easily bypassed if you wish. - skeiner arm pegs are fully adjustable. You can use the notches provided or slide the arm adjusters in between the notches and tighten to whatever diameter you prefer. Preset notches are at 1, 1.5 and 2m. - solid construction from silver beech hardwood, with a lacquered finish. - amooth, effortless winding with quiet nylon bearings. Assembly required, but it's pretty simple. Alan says to pay attention to the instructions: when they say the small washer or large washer, they mean it. November 2018: Ashford also offered this in a natural/unfinished version but that has been discontinued. Note: ships separately from other items on your order because of the awkward box size. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
$344.00
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Umbrella Swift, Glimakra – 1 to 2 yd
Umbrella Swift, Glimakra – 1 to 2 yd
FREE SHIPPING within Canada! Canadian orders only.

From GLIMAKRA of Sweden, a company long-known for its quality products. Regular-sized swift, holds skeins 1 to 2 yards in circumference. Unfinished birch wood construction. Can be mounted vertically or horizontally.

A swift is designed to hold a skein under tension while winding it into a ball on a ball winder (as shown in the picture -- ball winder not included) or by hand. People that don't own a skein winder also sometimes use a swift to wind balls or cones of yarns into skeins. They sort of work for this purpose but nowhere as efficiently as a real skein winder.

Note: ships separately from other items on your order because of the awkward box size.

PRODUCT of SWEDEN

$143.00
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