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How I used one warp to make six towels on an 8 shaft weaving loom November 23 2019

I wound a 7 yard warp of a 416 ends of mix of natural and white 8/2 Venne organic cotton set at 20epi and used a different colour weft for a series of 6 tea towels. I used a 4 shaft draft from Handwoven's Top Ten Tea Towels. I wove an inch of tabby at each end for a hem and a few picks of a contrasting colour as a separator. It was fast enjoyable weave using my Ashford 8 shaft loom and the results are...

My woven blanket on an Ashford Table Loom October 18 2019

I recently finished weaving a blanket on my Ashford 8 shaft table loom. Watch my video to see how it came out...

How to hem stitch on the loom August 30 2019

I'm often asked how new weavers can keep the first and last pick of their work from unravelling without having to tie knots once the item has been removed from the loom. I use a simple hem stitch – especially for items that have a fringe such as a scarf or blanket and I do it while the work is still on the loom...


AGWSD guilds of weavers spinners & dyers in your area January 27 2019

The Association (AGWSD) was founded in 1955 with the aim of helping bring together the community of craft Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Their objectives are 'the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship'...

How to weave colour & weave patterns on a Rigid Heddle Loom January 14 2019

I have written a few quick and easy patterns to get you weaving on your rigid heddle style loom.

Find more inspirational patterns on our downloads page


How to match loom reed size to yarn thickness September 11 2017

When you are not sure of your yarn weight you can use the Ashford yarn gauge to determine the number of wraps per inch, and then calculate the number of ends required to achieve a good sett when weaving...


BIG ASHFORD spin and weave day! April 22 2016

Over 70 enthusiastic spinners, weavers and fibre artists enjoyed a great day with special guest "Kate Sherratt" from Ashford New Zealand plus free cake, free wheel check up and lots of lovely fibre from the fibrehut shop! A big thank you to all those who attended...


Ravelry social media website for fibre arts November 14 2015

I believe Ravelry to be a good FREE RESOURCE for everyone who knits, crochets, spins and weaves, I thought I would share some of it's joys and wonders with you. Many of our customers already know about Ravelry but for those that are not so familiar here's an overview...


Loving my Rigid Heddle Loom! October 08 2015

A little bird (who is in the know) told me that weaving is the new knitting, so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon! After a few plain weave scarves – varying degrees of success and an uphill clamber up the learning curve – I felt ready to try something a little more adventurous and I thought I would share it with you...