What equipment is there for rent?
For weaving there is an Ashford 4 shaft 600mm table loom, a warping frame, and a raddle along with boat shuttle, bobbins and bobbin winder.
For spinning there is an Ashford Kiwi Double Treadle, a Lazy Kate, a Niddy Noddy, and spare bobbins. There is also an Ashford Drum Carder (Fine 72 point, 2 speed, 20cm).
A dyeing Kit will be available shortly, including slow cooker, steamer and associated accoutrement.
How much does it cost?
Loom: €25 rental (€100 security deposit)
Spinning Wheel: €15 rental (€50 security deposit)
Drum carder: €15 rental (€50 security deposit)
Security deposits will be refunded on return of the item. The above figures are the cost per month.
The accessories are included in the bundle with the main piece of equipment, as they are necessary for using it! So they are not available to rent separately.
How do I collect or return the item?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection or transfer from the previous renter. Often rentals will be arranged to start and/or end at one of the Guild’s monthly meet ups or other guild events. The Eastern Region Guild Meet is the third Sunday of every month in Dublin City Centre.
How do I pay?
Payment is by Paypal only. You do not need to have a Paypal account to use Paypal, just a debit or credit card. Once you have emailed email@example.com to arrange renting, we will send you an email invoice, and you pay by clicking the button on that.
We are a charity – can we borrow the equipment for teaching or demonstration purposes?
The Guild is very happy to help raise money for charity, and the use of the items at public events also raises the profile of the crafts, which is one of our goals. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I rent more than one item at a time?
The wheel and drum carder may be rented together, otherwise it is not possible to rent more than one item at a time. Exceptions are made for events etc.
How long can I keep it?
Rental will be for one or two months, depending on demand. A waiting list will apply.
Can I borrow equipment for longer than the time specified?
Rental can be extended to three months, provided there is no waiting list for that item.
I’m not a member – can I rent the equipment anyway?
You must be a current member to avail of the scheme, if your membership for this year needs to be renewed the details are here. Membership is only €20 for the year.