SPRING NEWSLETTER 2021
Spring is the season of colour, its inspiring to see the trees bursting
into beautiful blossoms, the bright yellow daffodils, freesias carpeting
the lawns and so many beautiful gardens to view on our daily walks.
Its also a time of renewal to remind us that the cycle of life brings
hope for the future, something much needed by us all at present.
So enjoy natures beauty, the warmer weather and your textiles!
Our annual Equipment Sale has begun with some great bargains on
new and pre-loved items, this could be the time to add to your craft
supplies, learn a new technique or update equipment to increase your
creativity. But be quick as most items are floor stock only, although
we are also offering a 5% discount on all new Ashford wheels, looms
and carders ordered during September. Check out the Ashford website
www.ashford.co.nz for more details on their excellent products or
view the free tutorials.
We are now stocking the new Ashford Merino 8 ply wool, this lovely
soft yarn is delightful to knit and machine washable so it’s perfect for
children’s and babies garments or soft woven scarves. There are
fifteen pretty shades available in 50g/105m balls priced at $9.50 each.
Thank you to all our wonderful customers who continue to
support us during these difficult times, I do miss your personal
visits but please remember that we are happy to offer assistance
with your projects by phone or email, our team are very
experienced in wool-craft.
Stay safe, Christine
A new feature in our newsletters will be simple hints and ideas
from customers regarding spinning, weaving, knitting or felting
techniques, so please email us if you have any great tips to share.
When picking up stitches for bands or neck openings use a
crochet hook and extra yarn, collect several stitches onto the hook
and then knit them onto the needle, so easy and no ugly holes!
Cotton and linen yarns are also very suitable for tapestry weaving
instead of wool, the colour range is huge and the stronger yarns
create a firmer tapestry with a slight sheen.
Remember to advance your warp regularly when weaving, as the
shed becomes larger close to the beater which can cause
distortion of the selveges.
Knitters loom 12” with bag and accessories reduced to $350
Warping peg/base for rigid heddle warps just $10 per kit
Sample-it loom 10” includes yarn & weaving reduced to $150
Weaving frame 35cm x 25cm for tapestries special price $35.50
Stick shuttles timber – all sizes reduced to $4.50 each
R/heddle reed new – 8”/20cm x15dpi half price at $10.00
Sock needles circular 25cm/3.75mm just $5.00 each
Ashford raddle kits all sizes reduced by 10% priced from $60.00
Glimakra temples current stock discounted all reduced by 5%
Joy sliding hook flyer with bobbin – one only half price - $65.50
Ashford hand carders fine 108 ppsi – special 10% off - $70 each
Steel temple 80-110cm one only – pre-loved bargain priced at $10.00
Drum carder brush reduced to half price two only - $15 each
Ashford bobbins jumbo, scholar or joy from $10 per bobbin
Timber felting punch includes 5 needles special price $26.50
Student hand carders Ashford curved back reduced to $85.00
Timber roller 34” for Ashford table loom one only just $10
Top whorl spindles three only in stock bargains from $10
Weave-it looms all sizes for pin weaving reduced by 5%
Maintenance kits for Ashford wheel repairs special - $23.50