Cindy 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.
Gerald 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.
South 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.
NEW!! 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.
Eastside 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.
Last 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.
Japan, 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.