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.

Elizabeth and Richard Ashford

The ladies from Christchurch Knitworld spent the day with us learning how to dye with Ashford Dyes and Ashford Yarns. 

They are looking forward to re-opening their Christchurch store after the earthquake.