Ashford Spinning Wheels & Looms


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kiwi 2 Great value - affordable - easy learning ratios - perfect starter wheel - double treadle 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 mounted on polyurethane hinges for a smooth, quiet and 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. specifications Wheel diameter 45cm (17½ins) Orifice 10mm (?ins) 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. . unfinished $450.00 Lacquer finish $590.00


Joy 2 w/sliding hook flyer

single treadle with bag combo $855.00

double treadle with bag combo $860.00

Ready to go - portable - 4 ratios - assembled and lacquered - carry bag accessory This compact wheel is light weight (5kg/11lb) and portable with folding treadle, built-in lazy kate and carry handle. Fold and go – it can be carried easily in cars, as carry-on luggage in planes (check with your airline first as this varies from aircraft to aircraft) and takes up little space at home. Spin a variety of yarns using the four ratios. The stretchy drive cord does not require any adjustment as you change from one ratio to another and always maintains the correct tension. The wheel and flyer are mounted on ball bearings for effortless spinning. Smooth and quiet with treadles mounted on polyurethane hinges to allow a comfortable heel-toe action. The wheel comes assembled and lacquered, ready for spinning. specifications Wheel diameter 40cm (15¾ins) Orifice 10mm (?in) Orifice height 61mm (24ins) Bobbin capacity 130gm (4-5oz) Ratios 6, 8, 11, 14 Weight 5kg (11lbs) Timber Lacquered plywood Size when folded 64 x 40 x 16.5cm (25 x 15¾ x 6½ins) Included accessories: Built-in lazy kate, 3 x 90mm bobbins, Threading hook, Learn to spin booklet.

Traditional Wheel: The world's most popular spinning wheel. Comes with Scotch tension or double drive, ratios 6.5 to 14:1 depending on style. Comes unfinished ot finished in two choices. In fact this wheel has so many options please e-mail for full info, we will help you choose the wheel to fit you best. Prices start at $615.00 and go to $785.00
Traveler Wheel: This wheel now comes only with double treadle, super easy for the new spinner to control the wheel. Compact and easy to carry, this model also comes in various choices so you can pick between tension types and comes with clear or walnut finish. Starting at $640.00 to $835.00
Elizabeth Wheel II: This continues the classic style of the former Elizabeth with some wonderful improvements: You’ll find the new Elizabeth beautifully proportioned with a new 24” drive wheel. This larger drive wheel provides 30% more momentum for easier, relaxing spinning. Ball bearings allow smooth, effortless treadling. Double Drive with scotch tension option 3 speed whorl. Ratios: 8½:1, 11:1 & 15:1 (18½:1 bobbin lead) Maiden bar adjustment allowing perfect alignment with all whorl speeds. Clamp knob under the maiden bar to eliminate vibration. Weight 20 lbs.$1055.00 for unfinished and $1235.00 for clear lacquer finish.
Country Spinner 2: Create medium to bulky yarns. Sensitive leather flyer brake system, large orifice and bobbin. Weighted wheel for easy starting, light to treadle amd stretchy drive cord. Bobbin holds 32 oz. unfinished Price $740.00 finished price $905.00
Electric Spinner 2. effortless spinning - infinitely variable speed - very quiet motor - portable - very easy to learn - assembled and lacquered - jumbo bobbins - CE approved Spin large amounts of yarn, quickly and effortlessly for yourself or a cottage industry. The e-Spinner is quiet, convenient and simple to use. No treadling required! It comes complete with 12 V transformer, interchangeable wall plugs (for New Zealand/Australia, USA/Europe/Japan and UK), jumbo sliding hook flyer, 3 jumbo bobbins and lazy kate with a yarn guide. It has a silent 12-volt DC 1.25amp 70w motor. The quiet direct-drive flyer has an infinitely variable speed from 0-1200 rpm so it is suitable for all skill levels. Hand controls allow you to easily turn the motor off and on, change speed and direction. The bobbins are quick and easy to change. Small and portable plus the optional 12v car cord enables you to take the e-Spinner with you to guild meetings, on holiday, use it in the car, caravan, RV or boat. The scotch tension system allows all types of yarn to be spun. It comes assembled and lacquered. Three large capacity jumbo bobbins are supplied. CE approved. specifications Orifice 15mm (?in) plus 10mm (½in) Reducer Bush Motor 12 volt DC 1.25 amp Speed 0-1200 rpm Bobbin capacity 225gm (8ozs) Power supply 110 - 220 volts Weight 2.8kg (6lbs) Included accessories - Lazy kate with yarn guide, 3 jumbo bobbins, threading hook, Learn to spin booklet. Lacquered finish. $750.00

The Ashford Turkish Spindle This is my new favorite handspindle; it has great capacity, slides apart making a center pull ball of yarn and the parts separate for compact storage making it great for travel. $41.00



The New Ashford Wild Carder This carder was designed for spinners who want to make fabulous, fun and funky art yarns. The extra long teeth, packer brush, 6:1 carding ratio and adjustable drum clearance allow you to create unique blends with differing fibres, fabric, ribbons, feathers, noils, paper and more. It’s small, portable, weighs only 3.5kg (7 3/4lbs) lacquered and assembled & includes a cleaning brush and doffer (awl) which are stored conveniently on the carder. Carding width 10cm (4ins) Batt size 60 x 15cm (24 x 6ins) Batt weight 40gm (1 ½ ozs) Weight 3.5kg (7 3/4lbs) $560.00


We carry all the parts and accessories for spinning, if you need something not listed here contact us for info.


Knitter's Loom

Portability now comes in 2 sizes Introducing the all-new Ashford Knitters Loom. Fast and easy, this compact loom makes for exciting weaving anywhere, anytime. Fast - from yarn to scarf in two hours, easy - a loom that is simple to understand and operate, and exciting - let your fancy yarns play. The flexibility of the Knitters Loom means you can be weaving in your lunch break, while camping, or when visiting friends. What's more you can take the loom to workshops with the weaving still in place - a revolution in loom design and manufacture. This is an exciting new way for knitters to make use of all the fancy and funky yarns that are available in knitting stores. It is quick and easy, with the same portability as knitting. The loom is available in 30cm/12in or 50cm/20ins weaving widths It comes assembled and lacquered. New design nylon handles, cogs and pawls. New chunky wide-eye 7.5dpi - 30/10 reed with large holes and slots. For all your fancy & funky yarns. Both size looms are lightweight and ultra portable Kit includes a colour step-by-step warp and weave book, warping peg, 2 hooks, 2 clamps and 2 shuttles. New design nylon warp stick ties keep your warp sticks in the correct position at all times. 12" knitters loom $280.00 20" knitters loom $299.00

12" carry bag $53.00 20" carry bag $71.00

Stand for 12" loom $142.00 and $145.00 for the 20" loom

Table looms: Weave intricate and beautiful patterns on this compact table loom. Levers on castle top for comfortable weaving. Castle and beater fold flat for storage or transport. Includes 8 DPI reed. heddle wires, raddle, table clamps, threading hook. warp and cross sticks, ahuttles and weaving guide.

4 harness 16" $840.00 8 harness 16" $890.00

4 harness 24" $890.00 8 harness 24" $945.00

4 harness 32" $940.00 8 harness 32" $995.00

16 harness 24" $1595.00


Rigid heddle looms: Enjoy learning to weave on this simple loom. Sturdy and portable, it is ideal for the classroom. Make beautiful garments,cushions and wall hangings. Includes 10 DPI reed, shuttles, warp sticks and weaving guide. 16" wide $196.00 24" wide $216.00 32" wide $246.00 48" $399.00
Tapestry loom: Enjoy the creativity of tapestry and rug weaving on this simple and compact loom. Vertical design allows you to oversee your work as it progresses. Revolving frame for quick and easy warping. Height adjustment and pivot action allows frame to rest against the knees for comfortable weaving. Adjustable warp tensioning . One shed is permanently open and the second is otained by attaching leases to a heddle rod. Adjustable height work tray. X-wide 29" x 40" $795.00


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