The Journal for Weavers Spinners and Dyers

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Books and Publications

Handweavers' Recipes for Family and Home

A no nonsense beginners' manual by Karen Garwood-Young ring backed for easy working:- Includes Step by step instructions - Timed method & Calculations - Glossary.
£11.25 inc pp


Ply-Split Braiding

An Introduction £12.99 + p&p
Further Techniques £20 + p&p
Ply-Splitting in 3 Dimensions £20 + p&p
Ply-Split Braided Jewellery £10 + p&p
by Julie Hedges; also talks and workshops


Peter Collingwood edition
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Courses and Holidays

All In A Spin

Beetlefelt Textile Workshops

in Chorlton, Manchester. Enjoy expert tuition & the run of our inspiring garden studio on our 3 day Weaving, Spinning & Natural Dyeing Summer Schools £130.

Tel: 0777 240 9308

In the Wool Shed

Travel Explore Textiles: “mindful journeys” with Emma Price

  • Weaving & natural dyes in Tibet – July 2018
  • Ladakh & the pashmina nomads – Sept 2018
  • Moth to Cloth, exploring silk in India - Nov 2018
  • Natural dye block printing workshop, Jaipur India - Feb 2019
  • Textile workshop in Kutch - Oct 2019


Isabella Whitworth Courses

Isabella teaches courses in natural dyes, shibori, indigo, and wax resist at West Dean College - - for details

Tel: 0777 977 9079

Jane Deane at Leewood

Jane Deane: spinning, natural dyeing and weaving tuition. Leewood is in the heart of Dartmoor. Other art and craft courses available, and on-site camping.

Tel: 07929 739340

Janet Phillips (Weaving)

Residential Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing Courses

Individual tuition, small groups. Beginners and advanced. Rugs, hangings, tapestry, fabric, tablet, inkle, Ikat. Natural and chemical dyeing.
SAE Martin Weatherhead, Penwenallt Farm (WJ), Cilgerran, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire SA43 2TP

Tel: 01239 841228

Sapori & Saperi

Weaving Courses in Somerset with Janet Phillips

Author of Designing Woven Fabrics. All levels welcome. Work at your own pace studying weave structure, fabric design, rug weaving, spinning, colour and dyeing. Let me know what you wish to study.

Tel: 01278 732266

Spirit of Peru

Textile Tours to Peru in September, November this year and January 2019.
Cusco and Ayacucho.
Weaving, spinning, dyeing, embroidery, craft markets and museum, demonstrations and mini-workshops.
Established Travel Company


SS2019 - click for list of courses

Weaving, Spinning, Dyeing and Design Workshops

with Alison Daykin, award winning weaver and co-author of "Creative Spinning".

Tel: 01335 370631

2018 Retreat / The Wheel Ewe
Tulsi - the travel company

Vale de Gatos

is a learning hub dedicated to the textile arts, duly equipped to welcome learners for short or longer periods of time.
Viana do Alentejo, Portugal


Weaving Tuition

For all ambitions and abilities: shaft, dobby, jacquard and tablet.
2018 courses:
Jacquard 10-14 April
4 day Weaving Workshop 24-27 July
Belinda Rose Weave, Aberdeenshire, Scotland



Colours of Peru 2018

An exhibition of tapestries by Maximo Laura 18-24 June 2018 The Gallery, Denbies Wine Estate, London Rd, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA

Tel: 07734 330176


“Bountiful” A Celebration of Weaving by Lostock Weavers

20 October 2018 10.30-4pm
at Lostock Parish Centre, Bolton, BL6 4RL;
5 minutes from Junction 5 of the M61.

Exhibition of work by our weavers from around the North West of England.

My Fine Weaving Yarns pop-up shop.

Equipment from Don Porritt Studio Supplies.

Weaving demonstrations, children’s textile activities, refreshments available, entrance free.

Contact: Jane Flanagan


Adelaide Walker
DT Craft and Design
Don Porritt Looms
George Weil
Handweavers Studio
Laura's Loom: British wool; British made
Louet - since 1974

My Fine Weaving Yarn

We stock quality repeatable weaving yarns in different counts and fibres including wool, cottons, cottoline, Tencel and more. Exciting new additions planned for this Winter.

We are based in Leicestershire.
Visit our website or phone for friendly, helpful advice and service.

Tel: 01455 554647

Weaving, Spinning and Carding equipment and classes
Saori UK


Kromski Spinning Wheels, Looms & Accessories. UK supplier for the full range of Kromski equipment.
Contact Ann Fisher for friendly advice and service.

Tel: 01558 650760

Weavers Bazaar

The Anna Crutchley Cordtwister

Makes 2, 3 & 4 strand cords. Includes holding bracket, 4-hook end-plate and instructions. G clamps not included.
£54.50 + p&p - £4.50 UK. Payment by UK cheque or Paypal accepted.
Tassel moulds, warping frames.
Please e-mail for overseas orders information. 8 Canterbury Street, Cambridge CB4 3QF

Tel: 01223 327 685

Wild Colours Exciting Colours from Natural Dyes - Teresinha Roberts

Buy natural dyes and mordants:

  • Mayan indigo & Tamil Nadu indigo
  • woad, weld & madder
  • brazilwood from Asia
  • other natural dyes
  • a large selection of dye extracts
  • natural dye kits

We also sell:

  • woad & madder watercolours
  • quilt weaver looms
  • pin looms in cherry wood

Visit the website - - for clear instructions on using natural dyes.

Wild Fibres - Teresinha Roberts

Buy hard-to-find natural fibres:

  • Silk Cocoons & Silk Fibres
  • Flax & Hemp Stricks
  • Cotton Bolls & Cotton Tops
  • NEW: European Nettle Tops

We also sell:

  • Educational Fibre Packs
  • The Original Rakestraw Spinners

Visit the website - for a wealth of information on natural fibres.