Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weaving suppliers list

This is certainly not an entire list of all suppliers, but I hope it's a start for new weavers. Thank you to my Facebook group weaving friends for your assistance in putting this list together. Please comment with details of other suppliers, particularly for countries not listed here.

Australia:

Petlins Spinning and Weaving Supplies, NSW, Ashford dealer, huge range of supplies.

BB Yarns Supply, QLD, Weaving threads and online correspondence courses.

The Thread Collective - New online supplier of threads and looms.

Crafty Frog, Canberra, ACT, Ashford dealer, looms, yarns, accessories, instore classes.

Glenora Weaving and Wool, NSW, yarns, accessories, magazines and books.

Knit, Spin, Weave, S.A, fibre arts supplies, looms, dyes, yarns, books.

Woolganics, NSW, Australian organic wool.

New Zealand:
Ashford Handicrafts, New Zealand, large range of looms, weaving accessories, yarns and supplies.

Fibreholics, wide range of interesting yarns, classes

Wheels and whorls, Ashford dealer, huge range of looms, yarns and supplies

D.E.A. Yarns, Luxury yarns

Canada:

Jane Stafford, Louet looms, spinning wheels, yarns, workshops

Penelope Fibre Arts, large range of looms, weaving supplies, yarns

Maurice Brassard, Quebec, huge range of weaving yarns

Camilla Valley Farm, Ontario, Leclerc looms, weaving yarns and supplies


USA:

The Woolery, Kentucky, huge range of everything weaving related!

WEBS,  Massachusetts, Huge range also.

Yarn Barn, Kansas, lots of yarn options

Paradise Fibres, Washington, huge range of yarns, looms and fibre art supplies

Weaving South West, New Mexico, Gallery that also stocks some small looms and varieties of yarn

Weaving Works, Seattle, looms, yarns, classes

Bountiful Weaving, large and little looms, yarns

Studio Thre3, AZ, Leclerc looms, yarns

Fibre Creek, AZ, range of looms and yarns

Heartland Fibre, Iowa, yarn (beautiful looking retail shop!)

Halcyon Yarn,  looms, yarns, everything!

UK:
George Weil, looms, yarns, tapestry looms

The Handweavers Studio and Gallery, London, huge range of looms, equipment and yarns

Fibre Hut, Ashford dealer

The Threshing Barn, beautiful location in a converted spinning mill, looms, supplies and yarns

Wingham Woolwork, Wentworth, Ashford and Kromski stockist, looms, supplies, yarns

Scottish Fibres, Edinburgh, Ashford and Louet dealer, yarns, supplies

Hilltop Spinning and Weaving, Kent, Ashford looms, accessories, yarns

PM Woolcraft, small range Ashford looms, yarns and equipment

Frank Herring and Sons, Dorset, Ashford and Leclerc looms, yarns, supplies


Friday, April 7, 2017

Can you really weave that on a rigid heddle loom?!

I hear that a lot. And most of the time, the answer is yes!


Take my newest pattern release as an example. Did you know I have 2 patterns in my Etsy shop now? Yes, I've been a busy little bee.

My new project is entitled "Happy Fibonnaci Kitchen Towels". "Happy" because of the happy colours and "Fibonacci" because I based the design on the Italian mathematician's sequence. These are a perfect example of using the rigid heddle loom to obtain the WOW factor.


With the right arrangement of colours and a pick up stick you can weave a towel that looks like it's hot off a multi shaft loom.


I hope you find the time to weave some beautiful towels for your kitchen or to give as a special gift.