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ASHFORD SPINNING WHEELS

Free Tuition when you buy a wheel (see tuition page)

Come & Try BEFORE you Buy - most of the wheels are permanently set up
(but please arrange first by ringing 0775 449 7004 so time & coffee can be entirely devoted to you)

Also try Sliding Flyers, Jumbo Flyers, Lace Flyers, High Speed Flyers, Double Drives & Drum Carders

We hold LARGE STOCKS, if you need next working day delivery this is available if booked before mid-day Monday to Thursday, please make contact so we can invoice you or provide faster-payment details, overnight service charge £10


Kiwi 2

This is an excellent beginner wheel due to its easy learning ratios, double treadle and affordable price. The double treadle and ball bearings allow for easy treadling and “hands-free” start. Treadles are hinged to allow a comfortable heel-toe action. The stretchy drive cord does not require any adjustment as you change from one ratio to another and always maintains the correct tension. The scotch tension allows easy control of the drafting process. The central flyer is convenient for right and left-handed spinners. The wheel is easy and quick to assemble with the Allen key supplied and the robust construction makes this an ideal wheel for individuals, schools and clubs. The wheel itself is made of MDF, a high-density durable wood product that can be painted or decorated.

Wheel diameter 45cm (17½ins)
Orifice 10mm (3.8ins)
Bobbin capacity 130gm (4-5ozs)
Ratios 5.5, 7.25
Weight 5.5kg (12lbs)


Included accessories - Built-in lazy kate, 3 large 90mm (3½ins) bobbins, Threading hook, Learn to spin booklet.

£274.50

Elizabeth 30" - Limited Edition

This A production wheel for serious spinners. Limited Edition. Order NOW to commemorate our 80th Jubilee.

  • Huge 30 inch wheel
  • Mounted on ball bearings (this wheel just won’t stop turning)
  • Incredibly smooth effortless treadling
  • Fast ratios 10.5, 13.5, 18:1 (22:1 bobbin lead)
Specifications
  • Wheel diameter 76cm (30ins)
  • Orifice 1cm (3/8ins)
  • Bobbin capacity 100gms (3-4oz)
  • Ratios 10.5, 13.5, 18:1(22:1 bobbin lead)
  • Packed weight 11.3kg (25lb)
  • Supplied in 2 extra strong cartons

Choose between the Single and Double treadle

Treadle Type

Traditional Single Drive - Natural or Lacquered Finish

Start your creative journey with this ever-popular wheel

The Laquered finish is the same wheel but with the wood beautifully finished with a clear, satin lacquer coating which means you can always keep your wheel looking clean and like new.

WHEEL DIAMETER: 56cm (22")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 6.5, 12.5, 17.5
WEIGHT: 8kg (17.5lb)

Set up ready to try

Natural Finish

£375

Lacquered Finish£470.00

 

Traditional - double drive & Scotch tension - natural

The same popular wheel as the scotch tension traditional, but with the benefits of both double drive for fine worsted yarns and scotch tension for softer woolen yarns. This wheel will grow with you. Simply buy the add on kits later to allow you to spin different types of yarn.

WHEEL DIAMETER: 56cm (22")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8 ")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 7.5, 10:1 & 14:1 bobbin lead
WEIGHT: 8kg (17.5lb)

Double Treadle single drive version set up ready to try

£390.00

Traveller - single drive

The Traveller with scotch tension is a great little wheel that suits most spinners. Like the Traditional you can buy "add on" kits that allow you to adapt the wheel to your specific spinning needs. If you collect the complete set of kits, you will have a wheel that will spin almost any type of yarn you can imagine. With the Traveller you also have the bonus of portability. The wheel has been designed to fit snuggly into the boot of your car, so it's easy to take it with you to workshops, and spin-ins. The wheel is made from solid New Zealand Silver Beech and comes complete with 4 bobbins, threading hook, learn to spin booklet, and built in lazy kate. The Traveller Spinning Wheel now comes with Double Treadle as standard and is The Alpaca Spinner's most popular wheel

The Laquered finish is the same wheel but with the wood beautifully finished with a clear, satin lacquer coating which means you can always keep your wheel looking clean and like new.

WHEEL DIAMETER: 46cm (18")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 5.5, 10, 14:1
WEIGHT: 7kg (15lb)

Set up ready to try

This comes in a Natural and Lacquered Finish

Finish

Traveller - double drive

The Traveller with double drive and scotch tension is a great little wheel that suits most spinners. Like the Traditional you can buy "add on" kits that allow you to adapt the wheel to your specific spinning needs. If you collect the complete set of kits, you will have a wheel that will spin almost any type of yarn you can imagine. With the Traveller you also have the bonus of portability. The wheel has been designed to fit snuggly into the boot of your car, so it's easy to take it with you to workshops, and spin-ins. The wheel is made from solid New Zealand Silver Beech and comes complete with 4 bobbins, threading hook, learn to spin booklet, and built in lazy kate. The Traveller Spinning Wheel now comes with Double Treadle as standard

WHEEL DIAMETER: 46cm (18")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 6.5, 8.5:1 & 11.5:1 bobbin lead
WEIGHT: 7kg (15lb)

Set up ready to try

This comes in a Natural or Lacquered Finish

Finish

 

Elizabeth 2 Double Drive - Natural or Lacquered

Beautifully crafted for effortless spinning, looks magnificient in your home. Larger 24"/61cm drive wheel mounted on ball bearings makes for smooth effortless spinning. Horizontal adjustment of maiden bar allows perfect adjustment with all 3 whorls. Maiden bar clamps to base to eliminate vibration. Double drive with scotch tension. Choose natural or clear lacquer finish.

The Laquered finish is the same wheel but with the wood beautifully finished with a clear, satin lacquer coating which means you can always keep your wheel looking clean and like new.

Wheel setup options: high speed double drive adaptor kit, jumbo double drive flyer kit, flax distaff, quill spindle. Double drive with scotch tension option.

WHEEL DIAMETER: 61cm (24")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8 ")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 8.5, 11, 15:1 & 18:1 bobbin lead
WEIGHT: 9kg (20lb)

Set up ready to try

This comes in a Natural or Lacquered Finish

Finish
Joy Wheel

Joy 2 with carry bag - single drive, single treadle and lacquered

The Joy is the solution to portable spinning. You can take this wheel with you wherever you go! The revolutionary design is ultra light weight and folds up to fit inside a carry bag. We have heard stories of spinners taking this wheel all over the world, on a boat, on a plane, a train or in a caravan! It has scotch tension and four flyer ratios for fine to chunky novelty yarns.The bobbins fit into the frame and the board folds flat. The Joy comes to you assembled, lacquered and is ready to go. Made from strong furniture grade plywood.

NOW WITH SLIDING HOOK FLYERS

WHEEL DIAMETER: 40cm (15.75")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8 ")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 6, 8, 11 & 14:1
WEIGHT: 5kg (11lb)

£539.00

Joy 2 with Carry Bag - single drive, double treadle and lacquered

Exactly the same specifications as the single treadle Joy above but the extra treadle gives effortless treadling & control, leaving your hands entirely free for spinning. Great if you have any leg problems

Easier to spin more slowly while learning until your hands catch up with your feet!

NOW WITH SLIDING HOOK FLYERS

WHEEL DIAMETER: 40cm (15.75")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8 ")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 6, 8, 11 & 14:1
WEIGHT: 5kg (11lb)

Set up ready to try

£558.00

Country Spinner 2- double treadle, natural finish

For big yarns
- huge capacity bobbin
- double treadle
- large orifice
- spin thick novelty yarns

This is a specialist wheel designed to spin extra bulky yarn used in rug weaving and chunky knitting or for plying bulk quantities. The orifice is extra large. The ball bearings and double treadle allows for an easy start and treadling. The slow drive ratios and sensitive leather flyer brake system are ideal for creating unique novelty yarns

New 3 speed bobbin with easy 3, 4 & 5:1 ratios and capacity of up to 1kg 2.2lb.
New polyurethane con-rod joints for smooth heal & toe treadling.
Wider spaced treadle boards.
Arched rails and factory assembled sides are easily assembled with bolts and barrel nuts.
New maintenance free Polyurethane hinges for smooth & effortless treadling.
Soft leather brake band and sensitive tension adjustment.
Huge 27mm - 1 1/16” flyer orifice for really thick yarns.
Provision for plying from 2 bobbins.
New nylon universal bearings for the con rod.

Set up ready to try

£450.00


Orifice 1.5cm (5/8”)
Motor 12volt DC 1.25amp
Speed 0-1500rpm
Bobbin capacity 225g (8oz)
Power supply 110 or 220 volts
Weight 2.8kg (6lbs)

Electronic Spinner with Sliding Flyer, lacquered

If you are wanting to spin large amounts of yarn, perhaps for a small cottage industry, or if you have trouble treadling, the electronic is your best choice. Spin fine and textured yarns. Very easy to use and very portable. Spin at home or in your car, caravan, RV or boat. Smooth quiet direct drive 12V motor. Includes a sliding hook flyer, 3 large jumbo bobbins and lazy kate with yarn guide. Power pack, cord and interchangable outlet.

Quiet motor drives flyer. Change speed to spin thin to thick yarns. So portable as very light and compact

It comes to you assembled and lacquered, and is made from New Zealand Silver Beech. 3 Bobbins and a Lazy Kate are included

Set up ready to try

£440.00

 

DOUBLE TREADLE KITS FOR TRADITIONAL, TRAVELLER & ELIZABETH WHEELS AVAILABLE - SEE ACCESSORIES PAGE

We sell ALL Ashford products including other options on wheels, accessories, weaving and dyeing equipment - just ask!

POSTAGE/CARRIAGE ON ALL ITEMS IS DEPENDANT ON THE TOTAL COST OF THE ORDER

PLEASE SEE 'ORDERING' PAGE REGARDING DELIVERY COSTS.

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