Why is it so popular? The separate drive band and bobbin brake adjustment is easy to understand and simple to operate. The bobbins are quick and easy to change. Scotch tension and 4 speed flyer allow for a wide variety of yarn to be spun. Horizontal adjustment of the maiden bar allows perfect alignment with the 4 speed whorl. Ball bearings and large (22ins) wheel makes treadling smooth and effortless to maintain a steady speed. The wide legs give good stability especially when treadling at speed. The treadle is pivoted to allow a comfortable heel-toe action.
This option is more delicate to adjust and not so popular. The advantage is that it can give very precise control of your spinning, but this is something you may want to look at further down the line if just starting out. Give us a call if you want to discuss wheels as we are happy to talk you through the systems.
Ashford "Learn To Spin" booklet
Weight 8kg (17½lbs)
Wheel diameter 56cm (22ins)
Orifice 10mm (⅜in)
Bobbin capacity 100gm (3-4oz)
Ratios 6.5:1, 8.5:1, 11.5:1 & 17.5:1
We know that buying a wheel or loom can be a pretty big investment, and with care they can last a lifetime. Our goal is to offer the best price available so you can buy in confidence, choosing the right equipment for you. If you should find it cheaper elsewhere then just let us know and we'll match it, and in most cases we'll also aim to beat their price too.
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We never sell items that we don't have in stock, so you know that if you buy today your equipment will be on it's way to you in no time. We aim to ship all orders within 2 working days, though occasionally this may be a day or two longer if we've been particularly busy (eg Christmas period).
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