Thursday, September 18, 2008

Spinning with the DKC and Ashford

My guild , the Downtown (Toronto) Knit collective had its first meeting last night. The Ashford folks were there to show off their pretty pretty things. Great way to start off the Fall.

This is pretty:

The Ashford Traditional - nice looking wheel!

This is pretty too:

The Ashford Joy - very portable - might be a little small for me (I'm 5'7") but it is pretty still

This is pretty:
Hand cranked drum carder - not too expensive as carders go and would be very nice to have on hand to process and re-process and blend fibres.

These are new and very pretty

The Knitter's Loom - in 2 widths. just what we need to use up the stash. They showed a video of warping them and it seems much more straight forward and quicker than a standard loom (of which I know nothing - can identify a loom as a loom but that is as far as it goes) and sits on the edge of a table while supported in the weaver's lap.

Oh no - not another hobby!


At 3:30 p.m., Blogger lookinout said...

IMHO, it's only easier because there are fewer choices and it's smaller. It's a lot more fun to warp a loom à deux. Then you can chat or share the blame for errors.


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