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Weaving, spinning

Historical codes are for guidance only:
Pre-Roman PR  Roman R  Saxon S  Viking V  Early Medieval EM  Late Medieval LM  Tudor T  Civil War CW
Not period specific X

How to order



Other woods (as available – please enquire for current ones) £8 X

Lucet (not boxwood) kits, including instructions and thread £12 X

Bone lucets are also available. Please email me for further information. S V EM


Weaving tablets

All my boxwood tablets are cut and finished by hand.
The holes are individually refinished and countersunk to allow smooth thread passage.
The tablets then sanded and treated with beeswax. The holes are typically 3mm, but larger holes are available if required, as are centre holes.

Boxwood (square or triangular) 38mm  £2 X
Boxwood (hexagonal or octagonal) 38mm £3 X
Boxwood  (square or triangular) 50mm £4 X
Boxwood (hexagonal or octagonal) 50mm £5 X
(Prices are per tablet. No discount on quantity as each tablet is cut and finished by hand)



Bone (square) 32mm 4 hole £3  R S V EM
(Prices are per tablet. No discount on quantity as each tablet is cut and finished by hand)



Boiled leather (square) 38mm £1.50  X
Boiled leather (square)50mm £2.50  X
(Prices are per tablet. No discount on quantity as each tablet is cut and finished by hand)




Made from boxwood and beech, dowelled construction
94mm x 82mm  £25 X


Oak Mary Rose style heddle (but approximately 1/3 scale) with shuttle £45
(Source: Mary Rose, Portsmouth, 1545)

Occasionally, fine heddles in boxwood or holly may become available.
Details and photos will appear here, if they stay on the shelf long enough to be photographed!


Weaving Comb

Wood 45mm x 75mm £14 S V EM

Longer, narrower versions in bone are also available from £20 S V


Drop spindles

Spindle length 200mm, whorl diameter 45mm. Other sizes/woods for the whorl available on request. £8 X
Individually turned shafts also available POA

Whorls also available separately. Materials used include: wood, antler, horn, lead and pewter. Also occasionally slate and chalk. Most of the whorls are made to order, so specific weights can be made if needed. A variety of surface decoration is available, the more complex ones made incur an extra charge.

Lead £16,  Pewter £16,  Small antler £8, Large antler from £14, Horn (black) £10. PR R S V EM LM


Nostepinne, or ball winder

Turned, shaft is approximately 7 inches (180mm) long, and tapers from 1 inch (25mm) to 1/2 inch (12mm). The grip is 3.25 inches (80mm). Turned from beech, although other woods are available. £12.50