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ASHFORD SPINNING, WEAVING AND CRAFT BOOKS

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The Ashford Book of Hand Spinning
By Jo Reeve

Learn to hand spin with fibre artist Jo Reeve. Jo, the author of the very popular Ashford Book of Carding, has twenty-seven years of spinning experience and will show you how to spin from the beginning through to advanced techniques. Learn how to create unique yarns using different techniques and fibres and make five easy projects using your handspun yarn. Step by step instructions and gorgeous colour photographs will take you on a new journey of creativity.

This is what Betty Barry owner of the "Little Shop of Spinning" Fort Wayne, IN, USA wrote about the latest edition: "I just wanted to tell you how great I think the new Ashford Book of Spinning is. I just received my copies this week and am so impressed with the content, the photographs and the wonderful instructions from Jo.
I have been teaching beginning spinning classes here since I now have a "real" space. I was impressed with just how much my teaching style was influenced by Jo and the course we took from her at the Retreat last Spring. I will certainly encourage all of my beginning spinners (and more advanced ones, as well) to add this book to their fiber library."
Available in English or Japanese. 120 pages

 

  £ 15.99

Feltin Book

The Ashford Book of Needle Felting
by Barbara Allen

Explore the unlimited potential of needle felting. Create your own adorable figures, beautiful flowers and scenes, striking jewellery and embellishments all in flat or sculpted felt. With just a little wool, a felting needle and this book you can create unique, beautiful felted works of art. If you haven’t tried needle felting, here is a book to inspire you. Barbara, a popular teacher and author, explains and illustrates all the techniques, materials and equipment needed. For each project there are step-by-step instructions and full colour photographs of each process. There are projects for beginners and skilled felters and each project builds on the knowledge gained
By the book’s end you will be experienced and confident to create your own masterpiece or try one of Barbara’s beautiful gallery pieces.
The book provides all the pattern templates for the projects. 112 pages, full colour

 

  £15.99

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The Ashford Book of Weaving for Knitters
By Rowena Hart

For weavers and knitters, an all-new project book with 25 stunning scarves. Sixty-five, full colour pages with easy and inspirational projects.

This project book uses a selection of fabulous knitting yarns available from yarn stores everywhere and featuring the exciting, new, portable Ashford Knitters Loom – a great combination for weavers and knitters on the go

£11.99

 

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The Ashford Book of Projects - Vol 1

24 Fashion garments made on the Knitters & Rigid Heddle Loom

Weave beautiful fabrics and create your own fashion garments. With your Ashford Knitters or Rigid Heddle looms we will show you how to make fabulous jackets, skirts, capes, hats, ponchos, waistcoats, sweaters and scarves

Thirty-two, full colour pages with easy and inspirational projects for you, your family and friends

 

  £11.99

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The Ashford Learn to Spin Booklet
Author: The Ashford Team

A well-illustrated booklet with step-by-step instructions. It is sufficient to teach you everything a beginner should know

Instructions in the booklet are for the Ashford Traditional, Traveller and Elizabeth wheels

In full colour, with photographs

 

£3.50

 

Learn to Weave

 

Learn to Weave on the Rigid Heddle Loom booklet

Ashford Learn to Weave booklets are easy to follow step-by-step warping and weaving instructions

In full colour

Available for Knitter's Loom and Rigid Heddle Loom

  £3.50

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Learn to Weave on the Knitters Loom booklet

Ashford Learn to Weave booklets are easy to follow step-by-step warping and weaving instructions

In full colour

Available for Knitter's Loom and Rigid Heddle Loom

  £3.50

<Dyeing Book

 

The Ashford Book of Dyeing
Author: Ann Milner

This is a comprehensive, clearly written introduction to the world of colour for the compete beginner through to the advanced dyer

Author Ann Milner includes extensive sections on dyeing wool, silk, felt and handmade paper, natural dyes, batik and microwave dyeing. Illustrated throughout including colour plates of value charts and graduated triangles displaying the wide colour range available through percentage mixing of dyes

176 pages with over 90 photographs and diagrams

 

£15.99

<Book of Carding

The Ashford Book of Carding
Author: Jo Reeve

This is a practical and inspirational guide to carding fleece, slivers and exotic fibres

Written for the hand spinner and felter, and everyone who loves fibre, there are sections on using flick, hand and drum carders, fibre and colour blending, colour theory and four innovative projects. Step by step instructions and full colour photographs envelope you in the world of colour, texture and the endless possibilities of fibre. 92 pages

£ 15.99

 

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The Ashford Book of Weaving for the Four Shaft Loom
Author: Anne Field

Anne Field has recently updated her classic weaving book

The Ashford Book of Weaving for the Four Shaft Loom, available soon, is a 175 page, full colour inspirational and informative text

Written specifically for this popular loom this comprehensive book covers planning a warp, pattern drafting, weaving techniques and fourteen innovative projects

£15.99

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The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving
Author: Rowena Hart

International weaving teacher, Rowena Hart, shows you how you can create exciting, beautiful garments and crafts - all on the simple two harness loom

In the book she guides you step-by-step through the many techniques, showing just how easy it is to make your woven creations come alive through colour and texture

Be inspired by Rowena, who has worked with weavers from many cultures in her role as Education and Marketing Manager of Ashford Handicrafts Ltd

Also known as the Rigid Heddle, this loom is simple to use, light and compact. It will produce fabrics and tapestries to delight you - whether you are a novice or experienced weaver

 

  £15.99

<8-shaft Loom Projects

The Ashford Book of Projects for the Eight Shaft Loom
Author: Elsa Krogh

Elsa Krogh is a master weaver and teacher living in the north of Denmark

This book contains a variety of techniques from twill variations in the Scandinavian tradition to multishaft summer-&-winter and modern backed weaves. The new owner of an eight shaft loom and the experienced weaver will both find inspiration and challenges in this collection of placemats, towels, shawls, wallhangings, and suit material

  £7.49