Newsletter Winter 2019


It’s getting cold outside… light your fire, mull some wine and enjoy a winter of Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing with some fabulous offers from the Threshing Barn this winter.

The Christmas Season is fast approaching and we have some great present ideas for you and your loved ones, but first let us tell you about our year…it’s been a great one.

At the End of July, we took over P&M Woolcraft. The transition went very smoothly and Martin has been enjoying his new-found freedom.  We would like to send a big thank you out to Martin who has answered all our questions (there has been a lot!) and given us so much advice.

The Lendrum wheels proved very popular and sold out, another pallet full arrived and the last one is looking lonely in the workshop…..A Lendrum should never be alone for Christmas. A huge shipment is now in production over in Canada and should be with us soon.

We now have all Majacraft Spinning Wheel models in stock and they are also selling well.  They are so beautiful to use and to look at.  Majacraft has also redesigned their blending board and we are on tenterhooks waiting for new stock to arrive.

We have had a real run on floor looms from Louet lately; Folk are buying now as prices will have to increase with duty, deferment fees and handling charges if and when we leave Europe. Brexit continues to be a real concern for us.

So if you have been considering getting a Louet Floor Loom now is the time. Louet is celebrating their 45th anniversary and is offering a free 30cm Erica loom with all Delta, Octado and Megado looms. A free Flying Dutchman Shuttle will come with David and Spring looms.

So now to the important bit – Our Seasonal Offers!!

Ever wanted to start weaving?? The new Ashford  Complete Weaving kit with a Sampleit loom, reeds, yarn, book etc is a great way to get into weaving our usual price is £210 our offer is £180.

If you Spin this is the magazine for you!! A bundle of 4 back copy editions of PLY magazines chosen by us only £28 (usual price £10 each) giving you an introduction to this great magazine.

Once you’ve discovered PLY magazine you will want them all old and new. The next issue is Preparation. Giving you all you will need to know about preparing your fibre for spinning – a vital part for all spinners to produce the perfect yarn. A subscription costs £50 for 4 issues and includes postage.

Need a wheel on the Go?? Short on Space?? Want to Spin whilst in the Caravan?? Then the Louet Victoria is the wheel for you. Buy a  Louet Victoria spinning wheel before Christmas and you will receive a 10% discount a saving of £49 on the Beech Model. Also Available in oak.

If you have your heart set on a different wheel then don’t fret we have a huge selection from MajaCraft, Lendrum, Louet and Ashford for you to choose from. When you buy a new wheel before Christmas we will include a beautiful embroidered bag filled with wool tops, Teeswater curls, plant-based fibres etc worth approx £45 with your order!!

Plus every order over £100 will receive a copy of PLY magazine for you to enjoy with a mince pie and a cup of tea.

We love to welcome visitors to the shop and workshop but always phone to check we are here. Our shop is stocked to the hilt and we have spinning wheels for you to take a test run on if you are unsure as to which you want.

Our last event of the year is the new Yorkshire Yarn Festival north of York on Saturday 30th November, we won’t be taking all our stock, so if there is something specific you need, please phone us a few days before and we will pop it in the van.

The Threshing Barn will be closing for the holiday on the 20th December and will reopen at the end of the month, weather permitting.

That just leaves me to wish you all a wonderfully restful and peaceful holiday.

A big thank you to all our customers for their business this year.

Janet, Sara and Carol


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