Ashford Book of Carding – NEW edition Dec 2016
Revised edition, December 2016. This popular, practical and inspirational guide to carding, fleece, slivers, and exotic fibres has been revised and expanded to include sections on the blending board and creating self-striping yarn. Written for the hand spinner and felter and everyone who loves fibre, there are sections on using the flick, hand and drum carders and the blending board. There are detailed explanations of colour and fibre blending and colour theory. Step-by-step instructions and full colour photographs will open a world of colour and texture. A must-have for new drum carder owners.
Author: Jo Reeve. Published by Ashford. Softcover, 108 pages. Packed with colour photos.
Ashford Table Loom – 8-shaft 16″/41cm
Portable multi-shaft weaving. 8 shafts provide great weaving pattern versatility.
- overhead beater for best weaving shed
- castle folds flat for easy transport
- lacquered solid Silver Beech hardwood
This loom folds flat, even with your weaving in place, making it ideal for taking to workshops or guild meetings. The overhead beater, with automatic bounce back, gives a wonderful shed and even beating. Levers are within easy reach for comfortable weaving. Each shaft can be lifted simply and quickly and is independent enabling a wide variety of patterns to be woven. Non-slip rubber feet give extra stability. 10 dpi Swedish stainless steel reed and 320 lightweight Texsolv heddles are included. Plus there is a wide range of options and accessories available. Also included: cross and warp sticks, heddle hooks, two stick shuttles and a "Learn to Weave on the Table Loom" booklet.
WEAVING WIDTH: 40cm (16")
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Ashford Weaving Frame – Small
A simple way to create wall hangings, cushions, placemats and endless other things for your home or as gifts. This loom is ideal for beginners or any weaver wanting a simple way to be creative. Made from solid Silver Beech hardwood, the frame is strong and robust for a variety of warps and tensions. Small and compact, ideal for taking on holiday or to guild meetings. The finished piece can even be left in the frame and hung on the wall for an already-framed masterpiece!
- wonderful introduction to weaving
- very quick to warp and weave
- strong and compact
LOOM WIDTH: 9.75" (25cm)
LOOM LENGTH: 13.75" (35cm)
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Weaver’s Companion, The
This is a great "at-your-fingertips" guide to all those little details and calculations that no one can remember. Conversion charts, Sett and Sleying charts, warp and weft calculations formulae, a compact, handy, indispensible reference to keep by your loom.
Author: Interweave Magazine. Interweave Press. Softcover, 112 pages, spiral bound. No colour photos but loads of black and white illustrations and charts.