The Ashford family has been a force in the fiber world for almost a century. Founded in 1934, Ashford Handicraft Ltd. has produced a large percentage of the spinning wheels still in use today. In 1987, Elizabeth Ashford founded The Wheel magazine as a way of promoting the crafts and connecting textile artists from around the world. I am lucky enough to have a chance to be featured in issue 34, the final issue in its current format.
For 35 years, The Wheel has been a labor of love for Elizabeth Ashford. She has seen the magazine grow from a black and white publication with a few hundred subscribers to a full color magazine with over 6000 subscribers. Elizabeth has been instrumental in promoting the fiber arts and connecting fiber artists from around the world.
I know Elizabeth will continue to be a driving force in the fiber arts community. Thank you, Elizabeth, for all you have done for the fiber arts community!
We wish you all the best in your retirement.
The Wheel has been a vital part of the fiber arts community. You can learn more about the publication here: https://www.ashford.co.nz/ashford-club/the-wheel-magazine