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My Ashford products are all new in the box or package, unless specified otherwise.
I am an avid spinner and love exploring different fibers, mixing fibers, spinning novelty yarns and experimenting with natural and other dyes and dying methods. I also recently purchased a mini farm in NE Texas where I raise colored angora goats.
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 (⅜ins)
Bobbin capacity 100gm (3-4 oz)
Ratios 5.5, 7.25
Weight 5.5kg (12lbs)
Assessories included are a lazy kate, 3 large 3 1/2" bobbins, threading hook and Learn To Spin Booklet.
You will also receive fibers and roving with the wheel.
If you are interested in purchsing this wheel lacquered please contact me.
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