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caterpillar cotton caterpillar cotton
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Caterpillar Cotton This spiral plied 100% unmercerised yarn from Ashford comes in a selection of variegated colour ways. It can be used as both warp and warp, or coordinated with a plain cotton. Ashford describe this yarn as lace weight, they suggest the following reeds when using it with a rigid heddle loom; For loose plain weave: 10 epi (40/10cm) reed For firmer plain weave: 12.5 epi or 15epi (5…
cotton 82%/Nylon 18% Yoga yarn 8/2ne cotton 82%/Nylon 18% Yoga yarn 8/2ne
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Yoga Yarn As indicated by its name this yarn from Ashford is ‘flexible’, which makes it ideal for weaving on a Rigid Heddle loom as the slight elasticity of the yarn helps to take care of “saggy sheds” The secret is in the yarn construction - each of the 2 plies is cotton spun over a nylon core, which means the yarn combines the strength and elasticity of nylon with the natural comfort of cotton.…

The handweavers studio & gallery

Welcome to the online home of The Handweavers Studio & Gallery, a treasure trove for weavers, spinners, felters, dyers, embroiderers ... in short, for everyone who loves threads and fibres.

We have an extensive range of materials and equipment for the whole world of fibre art and textile crafts - yarns for weavers and knitters; merino tops; plant, animal and 'other' fibres for spinners and felters; fancy threads for embroiderers ... the list goes on. And then there are the shuttles, high and low-tech looms, tapestry frames, spinning wheels, carders, niddy-noddies, tassel moulds and a host of other equipment, large and small... plus books and magazines to instruct and inspire.

Visitors are always welcome at our 'bricks and mortar' shop (Open 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday), within London underground zone 2. We also have an extensive workshop programme which includes regular slots for Introduction to Weaving, Introduction to Spinning and workshops especially for rigid-heddle loom weavers. We also run regular weaving classes.

There are always interesting items on display, or a special exhibition. So come and browse - in the shop or online - and allow your creative juices full rein. Most of our yarns and fibres are available in really small quantities, so you needn't worry about breaking the bank!

If you need help our friendly team will be able to assist, as between them they have most of the fibre crafts covered!


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