How it all began... 

Hands Ashford New Zealand

Heather and Brian Guthrie started the business selling spinning and weaving equipment, manufactured by Ashford Handicrafts Ltd

As demand grew, unusual and interesting craft supplies were sourced from around the world.

"Hands Ashford NZ Ltd", now more commonly known as Hands Craft Store.

The shop is now run online by Heather and Brain's daughter (Sophie) who is still sourcing unusual crafts from around the world. 

Thank you to Walter Ashford who set up the Ashford brand.