Ashford Traditional Single Drive Spinning Wheel Kit... The most popular spinning wheel in the world!
- proven design for over 40 years
- large 56cm (22ins) wheel
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 (aka 'single drive') 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 56cm (22ins) wheel makes treadling smooth and effortless and easy to maintain a steady speed. The wide legs give good stability especially when speed spinning. The treadle is pivoted to allow a comfortable heel-toe action. Lazy Kate and 4 bobbins included. The many optional accessories make this an extremely versatile wheel.
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
Weight 8kg (17½lbs)
Included accessories - Lazy Kate, 4 standard bobbins, Threading hook, Learn to spin booklet.
Natural, unfinished New Zealand Silver Beach... ready for you to apply a finish... Danish oil finish or Ashford's own Finishing Wax are easy and work well.
"I have been using Ashford wheels for more than thirty years and still have my first Traditional. Many thanks for providing such long lasting, reliable equipment!"
- Kevin McNaughton, London, UK
"I have been spinning on Ashford wheels for 28 years--from my first day of spinning--and have a Traveller and a Traditional wheel. And in all those years I have still never seen any wheel as graceful as your original Traditional design, elegant and functional and solid. It is a pleasure to spin on it".
- Shelley Carda, Tucson, Arizona,USA