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BEKA WEAVING FRAME - - $29.95ppd (SALE 2 available)
The children's choice! This simple 14" x 18" loom comes with a shuttle, weaving needle, heddle bar and instructions. Size can be increased by purchasing a dowel and replacing the side bars. Kids as young as 3 years old have fun with this one.

This simple frame loom has a 15" weaving width, a built-in stand for upright use on the floor or table top, plus durable, 6 per inch spacers for uniform warping. Students of all ages will find it easy to use. Included with each loom are two pick-up sticks, a weaving needle, and simple warping and weaving instructions. The School Loom is made of hard maple. Height: 25.5"


The smallest shuttle we offer. Smooth lacquer finish. Wide enough to be functional, small enough for little hands or narrow warps.

simple styling, dependable performance

Single drive, unfinished $615.00
Double drive, unfinished $650.00

Finished wheels and other styles are also available. See our Ashford page.


The Ashford Traditional

This spinning wheel is often chosen by young spinners who learn to spin at our shop. The drive wheel is large enough to provide smooth spinning, it "looks like a spinning wheel," and the price is low enough that the young spinner can often purchase it herself. Comes with 4 bobbins, threading hook, and instructions. Ashford wheels are generally delivered in about a week. Assembly required.

Single drive ratios: 6.5:1, 12.5:1, 17.5:1
Double drive ratios: 7.5:1, 10:1

Mini Carders are easy for little hands to use!schacht mini carders
Schacht Mini Hand Carders
Carding area size: 3" x 3"
Weight, set of 2: 9.5-oz 72psi

$54.95 delivered

Louet mini-carders, curved back, 4"x4 , 80psi $62.95 (SALE $49.95 1 set left)

NIDDY NODDY - to wind your yarn into skeins
Lendrum, makes 1 & 2 -yarn skeins (2 shafts included), unfinished maple $24.95



ASHFORD BOOK OF RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING (Rowena Hart)  $25.50   bk005U  The rigid heddle loom is a simple, two-shaft loom which is excellent for learning and building a base for more complex weaving. This colorful book guides the new weaver through its many techniques, showing just how easy it is to make your woven creations come alive through color and texture. It's filled with color photos, showing the how-to and this-is-what-happens of weaves and patterns, wool locks and yarns. An exceptional book! Recommended book for all rigid heddle weavers! 75pgs.

CHARLIE NEEDS A CLOAK $6.95 (Tomie dePaola) bk289u This easy book teaches young readers how their nice warm coats got that way. Follow Charlie, the shepherd, through shearing, carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving, and sewing. Colorful, humorous illustrations. (Oh no! The sheep took a bite from Charlie's new cloak!) 30 pgs


The Story of a Happy Dog who Kept her Famiy Warm

$11.95  (Detta Juusola) bknikki This delightful true story will entertain and educate youngsters and adults alike as Nikki, a Samoyed, shares her fur with her family. A happy and playful dog, she provides soft, fluffy fur to be made into a beautiful blanket. After months of brushing, spinning and knitting, the lovely blanket is finished. Nikki looks at it and smiles. She has shared her coat to keep her family warm. The book contains an inspiring section for people who are interested in learning to spin. Easy to understand instructions take the reader from the beginning stage of collecting the dog's hair to the final product - beautiful yarn. A yarn sample is included. 64 pgs.




$10.95  (Detta Juusola & Lavona Keskey)  bksunny   We knit socks. Sunny, a lively Golden Retriever puppy, steals socks. Follow along as Sunny and his young handler, Marla, work their way through a beginning dog obedience class, transforming a young ruffian into a canine good citizen. Story is followed by a chapter on basic dog obedience. Spinners and knitters will enjoy seeing their craft portrayed in the charming illustrations. 64 pgs.


HANDS ON RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING (Davenport) $27.00   This book is devoted entirely to the rigid heddle loom, from learning about the loom to equipment, yarn, and wonderful patterns and everything you need to know to make them. The rigid heddle loom is efficient, but still simple enough that you can see exactly what's happening as you weave. It is easy and fast to set up and is very portable: you can take it traveling or to workshops. The rigid heddle loom is appealing to beginning weavers, who can get started with a small investment and not find they've outgrown their equipment as soon as they get the hang of it, as well as to experienced weavers who value its thriftiness and versatility. 120 pgs.

KNITTING (Kids can do it series) $8.25 (Judy Ann Sadler)  Yarn comes in every imaginable color and texture. Learn to knit and you can use all that fabulous yarn to create great items to wear or give as gifts. Once you know how to cast on, knit and purl, the whole world of knitting is yours to discover. All eleven projects, including cool striped mittens and soft slipper socks, book bag and mini-purse, feature easy stitches, full-color photos and simple-to-follow directions. So grab some knitting needles and yarn and get busy - - you're sure to have a ball! 40 pgs

KIDS CAN KNIT $18.50 (Carolyn Clewer) A 1000-year-old hobby is hitting the playground and classrooms! Knitting! This is a colorful book, with easy instructions, that kids will relate to. Finger knitting, spool knitting, straight and circular needles, scarves, belts, funny-face bags.....all kinds of cool stuff in this well-illustrated book! 128pgs.

KIDS KNITTING Projects for Kids of All Ages $15.50 (Melanie Fallick)  Think you're too young? Think you're too old? Through 15 easy projects, from bouncy bean bags to a rolled-edge sweater, author Melanie Falick teaches kids of all ages how to knit. Using straightforward language, step-by-step instructions, and candy colored illustrations, beginners learn the basics, including finger-knitting, casting on and binding off, the knit, purl, and stockinette stitches, knitting in the round, and shaping. Bright boxes of reds, greens and blues explain everything from button-sewing to tassel-tying. Photographs feature finished projects modeled by a delightful cast of young knitters. Instructions for all kinds of fun things - Bookmarks, backpacks, bracelets, even a set of customized knitting needles. A book for all ages..... 127 pgs. Paperback.

YOUR SHEEP: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing $16.25 (Paula Simmons & Darrell Salsbury FVM) "How can I get my sheep to come when I call?" "What shall I give my sheep to eat?" "How can I help my sheep stay healthy?" This book will be a constant source of help, whether you have just purchased your first sheep or are experienced with animals and would like to learn more. Learn about caring for your sheep properly, showing your sheep, making equipment and using the fleece. 120 pgs.

YOU CAN WEAVE: Projects for Young Weavers (Monaghan & Joyner) $23.50  You don't have to be an expert weaver to introduce weaving skills to children. You Can Weave provides illustrated step-by-step projects that build a foundation of weaving knowledge and skills. The projects rely on supplies that are readily available, such as paper, yarn, ribbon, string, rags, and beads. Children can learn and practice basic weaving processes by hand and on cardboard, frame, backstrap, and other wooden looms. The book provides easy-to-follow instructions for building the looms and a rigid heddle. Colorful examples of woven art throughout the book will inspire young weavers. Hardcover, 96 pgs.

 Detta's Spindle

209 9th St NW, Buffalo, MN 55313