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Our distributor for Chile Wisniak and Co exhibited at the Materiaprima show , the biggest crafts show in Santiago. Co- owner, Rossana Salata and her team, were kept very busy with the 12000 visitors.

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The Waldorf school in the Waikato, New Zealand held a Medieval Carnival with spinners, weavers, a blacksmith, wood turner on treadle lath, and a potter with kick wheel.

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Spinning teacher Kai Hashimoto and Ashford distributor Miyoko Ito brought a tour to NZ this week.

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Richard has just returned from a wonderful visit to just a few of our customers and friends in the USA and Europe.

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Eirik and Tove Bruvik, our distributors for Norway, have recently moved into a new shop and showroom in central Lillehammer, Norway.

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At the 2015 Creative Fibre Festival, at Rotorua, New Zealand, the National Exhibition was judged and we were delighted to present our awards to:

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One hundred years ago, Kiwi troops landed on a Turkish beach. Many would never return home. We will be closed Monday April 27th, 2015, to observe ANZAC day. 

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Libby, Richard and Elizabeth have just returned from a busy and successful national Festival.

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Supervisor Kris Greer who has recently completed his apprenticeship in wood furniture making, has now achieved a level 4 qualification in CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) router operation.

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Kate visited Japan early this year to support our dealer, La Mer Co. Ltd.

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New Design for Student Drop Spindles
We recently changed the design of the student drop spindles. They are now even better, lighter in weight and the top whorl makes them perfect for the beginner spinner.

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We are sad to announce that our dealer for The Netherlands, Dineke de With of De Spinners, is retiring. Since 2003, Dineke, who is an expert spinner and weaver, has been a wonderful support to Ashford customers from her well-equipped studio and shop in Den Haag.

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Our distributor for Russia, Maria Shtrik, exhibited at a large cultural festival in Moscow in January 2015.

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Fibre sample packs now available directly from our website. Corriedale Light, Corriedale Bright, Corriedale Dark, Merino Pack 1, Merino Pack2, Silk Merino and Alpaca Merino.

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Experience the joy and pleasure of creating your own unique yarns, fabric, garments and home ware using Ashford spinning wheels, weaving looms, fibres and yarns. In 1934 Walter Ashford founded Ashford Handicrafts in New Zealand, a company that has become a world leader in the manufacture of quality wooden textile equipment. Weaving and spinning are easy and enjoyable crafts that are sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly.

We invite you to join our family of textile artists around the world.

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