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SPINNING: Ashford Wheels

All Ashford Spinning Wheels except the Joy arrive as kits with assembly instructions. All wheels (again, except the Joy) are made of New Zealand Silver Beech, an attractive and durable hardwood. Various finishes are available. We list four wheels and some accessories here; Ashford offers much more please ask for details.

The Traditional is an excellent first wheel. Comes single or double drive. Easy to learn on, it takes a variety of add-on kits that adapt it to specialized forms of spinning.These include a lace flyer, 2 styles of jumbo flyer, a quill, flax distaff, double-treadle conversion and (for the double-drive) a high-speed kit. Unfinished, natural finish or walnut finish. Left-handed version is available.

WHEEL DIAMETER: 56cm (22")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 7.5, 10.1:1, & 14:1 bobbin lead
WEIGHT: 8kg (17.5lb)
INCLUDED: 4 Bobbins & Lazy Kate


The Traveller is a good choice if size and portability are a consideration. A castle wheel with a built-in lazy kate. Choose single-drive or double-drive. Most of the accessories which fit the Traditional will also fit the Traveller.

WHEEL DIAMETER: 46cm (18")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 5.5, 10 & 14:1
WEIGHT: 7kg (15lb)
WHEEL DIAMETER: 46cm (18")
4 bobbins, threading hook, learn to spin booklet, and built-in lazy kate.



The Elizabeth is the fairy-tale wheel, saxony type, with a sloping table and ornate wood turning. The metal parts are brass. It comes in a double-drive style (convertible to single-drive). The twelve spoke wheel and intricate turnings maker a truly elegant wheel. It also takes most of the accessory kit options.

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)
INCLUDED: 4 Bobbins & Lazy Kate


The Joy is the ultimately portable wheel. It is ultra light weight and folds up to fit inside a carry bag. 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. Choose single or double treadle.
This wheel comes to you assembled, lacquered and ready to go. Made from strong furniture grade plywood.

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

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Item code put-up $
qty est ship wt ea
Ashford Regular Niddy Noddy spARNN ea 33.00 0.4
Ashford Top Whorl Drop Spindle MEDIUM spATS7 ea 26.50 0.1
Ashford Top Whorl Drop Spindle LARGE spATS9 ea 29.50 0.2
Ashford Top Whorl Drop Spindle SMALL spATS6 ea 25.50 0.1
Ashford Sp Wheel Traditional SD, Unfin spAW01 ea 705.00 17.8
Ashford Sp Wheel Traditional SD, Lacquer spAW03 ea 845.00 17.8
Ashford Double Tread Kit,Trad, unfinished spADT1 ea 215.00 3.3
Ashford Sp Wheel Traveller DT SD,Unfin spAW31 ea 670.00 18.0
Ashford Double Tread Kit,Trav, unfinished spADT2 ea 189.00 3.3
Ashford Sp Wheel Elizabeth2 ST DD, Lacque spAW60 ea 1265.00 20.9
Ashford Sp Wheel, Joy2, Lacq, Folds ST spAW20 ea 900.00 16.1
Ashford Carry Bag for Joy Wh, Tan/Black spABAG ea 169.00 1.5
Ashford Bobbin, Standard spAB01 ea 14.50 0.1
Ashford Quill Spindle for Eliz,Trad,Trav spAQS1 ea 86.50 0.5
Ashford Tension Spring for Spin Wheel spATS1 ea 3.00 0.1
Ashford Maintenance Kit- essential parts spAMK1 ea 27.00 0.3
(Updated November 18, 2023)

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