Friday, October 27, 2017

Congrats to our Partners Shuttles & Needles and WDL Assembly Videos Released

Congratulations Shuttles & Needles on the Studio Inauguration

Please join us in congratulating Shuttles & Needles, our partners in India, on the inauguration of their new weaving studio!  

On September 9, Shuttles & Needles welcomed people of all ages to attend their new studio and try their hand at weaving, wet felting and needle felting.  Attendees also had a chance to try out the studio's Workshop Dobby Loom (seen below in action).

Traditionally in India, weaving has been practiced only by professional artisan weavers.  By offering drop-in hours and workshops at their new studio, they hope to demonstrate how accessible and enjoyable these activities can be for everyone, no matter their age or profession.  

Congratulations Shuttles & Needles and best wishes to you in your endeavor to share weaving and other fiber arts in your community members!

Workshop Dobby Loom Assembly Videos

We are pleased to announce that we now have some quick, WDL assembly videos available on YouTube here.  These are meant to supplement the manual and act as on-demand quick-reference guides.  For ease of use, they are broken-out into sections and have text overlaid describing each step.  We hope to make more assembly videos available over time, and the A-Series will be our next release once editing is complete.  Thank you Amy for all of your hard work on this project!

We still have a couple of WDL's available in our Holiday Flash Sale--these two looms are 10% off and, if ordered by mid-November, will ship in December!  Contact us today to build your dream WDL and have it in time for the holidays!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WeavePoint Update and WDL Flash Sale


We are pleased to announce that the publisher of WeavePoint has released a small update.  This update adds letters to the list of available symbols in "Yarn Info", expanding your options.  A few other minor adjustments have also been made.

To upgrade from WeavePoint 8, simply revisit the download link previously provided via e-mail.  If you are unable to track down that e-mail, please contact your AVL sales rep here  so we may assist you.

To upgrade from WeavePoint 7 or older, please visit our e-shop to purchase the major upgrade(s).

Workshop Dobby Looms Added to the Holiday Sale (Limit 4)

Great news--we've added four Workshop Dobby Looms to our Holiday Sale at 10% off!   The best part--If ordered by mid-November, these will be ready to ship in time for the holidays in December!!!  To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact our sales department here and they'll work with you to design the WDL of your dreams!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Updated Warping Wheel Crossmaker Instructions Available and 2017 Holiday Sale Starts Now!

Updated Warping Wheel Crossmaker Instructions

Amy is hard at work updating our manuals and instruction packets. The instructions for the Warping Wheel Crossmaker is the latest to be updated, available for download in our AVL Online Library.  Up next, WDL assembly videos and A-Series Manual!

2017 Holiday Sale Starts NOW!

Our holiday sale is up and running!  Similar to years past, we have a variety of smaller items ranging from end feed handshuttles and bobbins, to weaving books and heddle hooks.  We also have a limited number of ready-to-ship accessories to offer this year, including Warping Wheels, Electric Bobbin Winders and Tension Boxes (limit 5 each). To see what's included in this year's sale, please click here and be sure to use the code 10OFFDEC at checkout to take 10% off eligible items.  Sale ends Wednesday, December 13.

To help kick-off our holiday sale, we are giving away one $50 gift card to our e-shop on our Facebook page.  Please click here to visit our Facebook page to learn how you can enter to win!