Join us on February 11, 2023 as Jennifer Moore presents her 1-hour seminar on Textile Adventures in Peru.
A significant aspect of Jennifer Moore’s life is the incredible connection she has with Quechua weavers in the Peruvian highlands. Jennifer became intrigued with pre-Columbian textiles early on as a weaver. The level of doubleweave pickup exhibited by the people in the Peruvian area was so remarkable even in the pre-Columbian days and can be viewed as unsurpassed even to this day.
In 2013, Nilda Callañaupa from the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco planned her conference in Cusco, and asked Jennifer to come teach the pre-Columbian doubleweave techniques to her weavers. Jennifer jumped at the chance. Come and join us as we listen to the amazing stories of the year Jennifer spent preparing for this teaching experience. She spent the year studying backstrap weaving, Peruvian doubleweave and Spanish.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to vicariously visit the weaving villages and archeological sites in the Peruvian highlands through the eyes of a traveling weaver. Jennifer will present a slideshow of her experiences in Peru, as well as show textiles and demonstrate what she taught in Peru. Join us!!!
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These locking markers are the perfect thing to use as you measure your woven projects. If you are weaving a scarf, weave for 12 inches, slip a marker into the selvage edge and keep weaving for the next 12 inches. They will roll onto the cloth beam just fine, or you can take them out when you have the next one in place.
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Use this “Handi” Handle to loosen or tighten the tension on your Ashford Looms. Place the Handi Handle over the existing nylon knob on your loom and turn gently.
Available in Small and Large sizes. Comes one to a package. Picture shows front and back of the handle.
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This is a lovely 100% Spun silk yarn. The yarn is composed of 3 coordinating colors to make a yarn with amazing depth! It is a spun silk yarn which makes it strong! Can be used for both warp and weft.
Available on 1 oz cones. Approximately 800 yards. Choose the color from the swatches shown below. Scroll down for more information.READ MORE
This is a lovely 100% reeled tram Bombix silk yarn. The yarn is composed of 3 coordinating colors to make a yarn with amazing depth! It is a tram silk yarn which means that it is lightly twisted and has a beautiful sheen!
Available on 1 oz cones. Approximately 950 yards. Choose the color from the swatches shown below. Scroll down for more information.READ MORE
This is an fun sparkly polyester yarn. It can be used as warp or weft for adding a delightful sparkle to your fabric. As a 100% polyester yarn, you can use it for collapse weave.
Available on 1 oz cones. Approximately 440 yards. Scroll down for more information.READ MORE
Ashford Belt shuttles are made from Silver Beech Hardwood. 18 cm (7″) long with a curved notch cut on each side. Unfinished and ready to stain, paint or leave plain. Make these shuttles into your favorite tool!
These short stick shuttles have one ne beveled edge for packing in the weft on warp-faced weaves. Perfect to use with inkle and inklette looms as well as for weaving belts and straps.READ MORE
The Inklette loom is designed for warp-faced braids and bands, and is perfect for our 3/2 Tubular Spectrum Yarns!
This loom from Ashford is designed to create long, very strong braids. Weave intricate patterns and embellish with different types of yarns, beads, and colors. Make trims, tassels, bands, straps, chokers, dog leads, and more. Made from Silver Beech hardwood and strongly constructed, this loom will last the test of time! The warp tension can be adjusted with the adjustable tension peg. Compact size for portability and easy storage. Belt shuttle, clamp and a nice instruction manual from Ashford are included.
– Very portable
– Strong design for high tension warps
– Tension adjustment