EQUIPMENT FOR HIRE *
* Guild members only
Members are welcome to hire the Guild's various items of equipment (please note that all but the combs may be unavailable if being used for demonstration purposes).
- A cheque for the purchase price of the relevant item is required as a deposit - this will be returned to the hirer when he/she brings the item back to the Guild.
- Hire charges: £10.00 per month for a maximum period of two months.
- Members are advised that they use all items of equipment at their own risk.
- Equipment must be returned in the same condition in which it was received.
Kromski Harp Loom
Rigid heddle looms are great for beginners to weaving and experienced weavers who want to use up odd bits of yarn. Nothing special is required: normal knitting yarns work well as well as the more traditional weaving yarns.
The Kromski Harp - Part 1 - Using the Warping Board
The Kromski Harp - Part 2 - Using the Warping Peg
The Kromski Harp - Part 3 - Dressing the Loom
The Kromski Harp - Part 4 - Weaving
This compact wheel is lightweight (5kg/11lb) and portable with folding treadle, built-in lazy kate and carry handle.
Spin a variety of yarns using the four ratios (6, 8 11, 14)
The stretchy drive cord does not require any adjustment as you change from one ratio to another and always maintains the correct tension.
The wheel and flyer are mounted on ball bearings for effortless spinning.
Smooth and quiet with treadles mounted on polyurethane hinges to allow a comfortable heel-toe action.
The Guild has two David Barnett drum carders, the newest of which was purchased in April 2015.
Care of Carders
English Wool Combs
See Amanda Hannaford's tutorial on how to use English Wool Combs.
Care of Combs: after use please make sure the tines are clean and dry, then give a light spray with WD40 or a similar light oil.
Louet Blending Board
Cloth size: 30cm x 30cm
Teeth are spaced at 72 teeth/sq inch
Teeth are 3/8" deep (11 mm).
The keel has 3 locking positions, depending on user preference.
Comes with a soft bristle brush and 2 dowels
Care of Blending Board: please use the bristle brush to remove all fibres from the teeth before returning the blending board.