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08 2014 rhode island smallCindy Howard-Gibbon of Foxglove Fiberarts Supply, our USA distributor, enjoyed partnering with the team from Halcyon at this international fibre arts conference. Their beautiful booth - with a New England beach theme - was always busy with the enthusiastic registrants and day visitors.

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Fair Dieroff Haslach 2014 03smallGerald Egger-Lampersberger, our distributor in Austria, exhibited last week at the biggest weaving fair in Austria. Over the three days there was a constant steam of interested and enthusiastic craftsmen and woman.

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sa03 me children smallSouth African dealer Glynis Brooke of Handwoven Textiles exhibited at the International Quilt Convention in Johannesburg 24-26 July, 2014. This, the leading textile art event in South Africa, included workshops as well as vendors in the packed Market Hall.

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KSF sm3NEW!! THE KIWI SUPER FLYER!
The Kiwi Super Flyer has a huge 27mm (1 1/3 in) orifice and has awesome new free-flow yarn guides on a sliding hook flyer. The new Kiwi Super Flyer will fit all Kiwi 2 and Kiwi spinning wheels.

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KSF smThe Kiwi Super Flyer comes as a kit and is and super easy to install on any Kiwi. The kit includes everything from the maiden bar up, so you only need to undo one bolt when you want to swap.

The Kiwi Super Flyer has a huge 27mm (1 1/3 in) orifice and has awesome new free-flow yarn guides on a sliding hook flyer.

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0502 photo smallEastside Gallery, a cooperative of crafts people from the Ashburton District, has closed after 22 years in the Ashford Village. The cooperative has made a wonderful contribution to the Village and the Ashburton community providing support and outlet for a large group of talented women and men. Members say they have enjoyed being part of the Village, the companionship of fellow artists and crafts folk and meeting customers from around the world.

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img 1862smLast week Richard visited Chile to assist Rossana Salata, her father Louis and their wonderful team exhibit at Materiaprima, a huge craft exhibition in Santiago.
Rossana and Louis have 7 Cosuritas shops in various locations across Santiago and also distribute Ashford throughout Chile.

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Japan-2014smJapan, March 2014
Elizabeth and Richard have just returned from a trip to Japan visiting our customers in Tokyo and Kyoto. Although we have been doing business in Japan for over forty years this was Elizabeth’s first visit and she loved the warm, gracious people, fabulous food and the amazing textile heritage.

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USA Canada 2013-215Thumb   Elizabeth
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USA Canada 2013-154ThumbNYS Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck, October 2013

 

 

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usa canada 2013-120-thumbElizabeth and Richard had a wonderful time in Canada

 

  

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Take a tour of our fibre mill and see how our fibre is processed. 

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exhibition DM-Thumb Deland Liao, Foundertek, our distributor in Taiwan, is staging an impressive felting exhibition at the Pacific Cultural Foundation Art Centre in Taipei 

 

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Christchurch Earthquake Response

 

Our Canterbury area has been shaken by a seismic storm that started on September 22nd 2010 with a 7.1 (on the Richter Scale) earthquake, a 6.3 in February 2011 and continues even now! Mercifully we have had no loss of life in Ashburton and only minor damage but neighbouring Christchurch has been badly affected with many deaths and massive destruction.Many people are suffering - losing loved ones, homes and businesses and with the continuing aftershocks and the uncertainty. The delegate of our national Creative Fibre organisation (the NZ Spinners, Weavers and Woolcraft Society) for the Canterbury area is Shona Schofield. She is collecting donations to be used for members who are affected. The Guild shop (that was in the historic Arts Centre in Christchurch) has been destroyed twice, three of the Canterbury guilds (Christchurch, Heathcote and Styx) have lost their meeting rooms, and 6 members' homes have been destroyed. Donations can be sent to:
Shona Schofield,
7 Methven Highway,
Ashburton 7700 
New Zealand
Ph/Fax: 03 3081558
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Or we would be very happy to pass on donations if you would like to use our secure payment page and identify the payment has an earthquake donation. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
 
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