ASHFORD
SPINNING WHEELS
I have been selling Ashford Spinning Wheels and related equipment since 1980.
I have been spinning on the Ashford wheels since 1971.
These wheels are the workhorse of the spinning world.  I have owned and do own other
spinning wheels, but the Ashfords are the ones that I work on every day.  If you are
spinning a lot, you just can't beat them.

My favorite wheel of the Ashfords?

The Joy, double treadle.  I spin on this wheel every day.  I prefer the double treadle wheel.  I
think it is much more natural to use two feet than to use one.  It is also much easier for a
beginning spinner.   I have bought extra bobbins and usually have bobbins full of several
different projects going at once, so many fibers so little time.

Then would come the Kiwi with the double treadle and the jumbo head.  This is probably
the all around best wheel for the beginner.  The price is certainly right.  I love to spin on this
wheel, the double treadle easily turning the wheel so it is one less thing you need to think
about when learning to spin.  And if you are spinning that wonderful bumpy lumpy yarn
that beginning spinners hate, it winds easily on the bobbin.  If you are spinning that fine
yarn that must be plyed, it winds easily and the bobbins will hold a good deal.

But I certainly cannot be without the Country Spinner with the double treadle and that
wonderful massive bobbin and flyer.   We use this one for both spinning and for plying.
This is not a particularly good wheel to learn to spin on, but if you intend to spin a lot, it is
certainly a good wheel to own.  You can ply enough yarn on this wheel in one very large
skein to easily knit a full sized person's sweater.

My Traditional wheel sees constant use, with the normal spinning head replaced with a
jumbo head, as a source for plying two full bobbins from my Joy Wheel.....and I do mean
full, as in as much as I can spin on the bobbin and the flyer arm will still go around.  

Then too, I use the Traditional to spin up lots of yarn, filling those jumbo bobbins, and take
the whole works to the Country Spinner and ply away...........that one will hold two pounds
of yarn, thick or thin.  And I do spin a thin yarn on my Country Spinner........but Oh! when
you spin thin on this hunker, it takes a lot of spinning just get get across the bobbin once.

I have owned several of the Travelers over the years, and enjoyed the wheel, especially
after we added the double treadle.

As for the Elizabeth Wheel, it was the love of my spinning life for many years.  I had spent
much time in Norway searching out old spinning wheels and came home with an intense
desire for a rosemaled blue spinning wheel.  The Elizabeth was it.  I have just recently sold
that wheel after thousands of yards of yarns spun on it.  The Elizabeth is the "Lady" of the
Ashford line, and if you are wanting a wheel that looks like a "period" wheel to be very
decorative as well as functional, this wheel is for you.

However, that said, once the Joy wheel hit the markets, that became my wheel of first
choice.  It has traveled far and wide in vehicle, llama pack, and hand.  I do not foresee any
reason that I will ever be without the Joy Wheel.

We will be happy to talk to you about the Ashford Wheels at any time.  Email us at
clee@union-tel.com for additional information concerning prices, equipment, information.
Tell us the particular wheel you are interested in and we will give you a price.

We also offer a lay away plan........you can send checks or money orders, or use paypal to
pay, and take up to 3 months to pay for your wheel.  When  the wheel is paid for, checks
cleared, we will ship the wheel to you.

We are happy to take your old working wheel on a trade in on a new Ashford.  Send us
photos of your wheel, the approximate age if you know it, condition, and the wheel you are
interested in buying and we will work up a trade proposal.

We prefer to take Paypal whenever possible.  I email you an invoice on the wheel you
request if you are paying in full, and when the money arrives, we will ship your wheel to
you.  We also take personal checks and money orders.  Money order orders go out
immediately upon receipt, check orders wait until the check has cleared.
and personal  checks must clear the bank before shipment.  
We also take Mastercard and Visa via telephone...........307-327-5568


THE WHEELS
SINGLE TREADLE JOY
COUNTRY SPINNER
KIWI
TRADITIONAL
TRAVELER
ELIZABETH
DOUBLE TREADLE JOY




Joy Wheels  ... Ultra Compact

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.

WHEEL DIAMETER: 40cm (15.75")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8 ")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 6, 8, 11 & 14:1
WEIGHT: 6kg (13lb)
 5kg (11lb)
  

Kiwi...Great Value

"If you're learning or teaching, the Kiwi is the right
wheel for you. The double treadle makes spinning
more comfortable, it also makes it easier to stop
and start.

WHEEL DIAMETER: 45cm (17.5")
ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz)
RATIOS: 5.5, 7.25:1
WEIGHT: 5.5kg (12lb)

COUNTRY

This wheel has been specially designed for
spinning thick and bubbly novelty yarns. It has an
extra large orifice and large size bobbin which can
hold up to a kilogram (2.2 lbs) of yarn! It is easy to
start and treadle

WHEEL DIAMETER: 46cm (18")
ORIFICE: 2.3cm (7/8")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 900gm - 1kg  
RATIOS: 4.0:1
WEIGHT: 6.6kg (14.5lb)
The Traveller

A great small wheel with scotch tension is
a  wheel that suits most spinners
.

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

The Traditional

Start your creative journey with this popular
wheel.  This is our old favorite.

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)
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.

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)  

Electronic  ... production machine

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.

It has a silent motor and a large range of flyer speeds
from 0-1500RPM, so it is suitable for all skill levels.
Hand controls allow you to easily turn the motor off and
on, change speed and direction. You also have the
option of a cigarette lighter adaptor which allow you to
take the electronic spinner away with you on holiday,
and use it in the car.

WHEEL DIAMETER: 61cm (24")
BOBBIN CAPACITY: 225gm (8oz)
MOTOR: 12 volt DC 6 amp
WEIGHT: 7kg (15lb)
For prices and ordering
information , please email
clee@union-tel.com or call
307-327-5568

We can also order accessories
and additional parts for your
Ashford Spinning Wheels.
Pay with Credit Card, Paypal
or echeck via the Paypal
"add to cart"
order form
We also offer a
Layaway Plan
for purchasing your
Wheel.
If you are interested in
Ashford Looms
or other Ashford Products, please
contact me for prices.
We do sell Ashford Carders
We have both the full size in two carding cloths
and the new
Wild Drum Carder
a lovely little carder with brush attachment
to card up all those fibers
including wild and funky add in things.
Take your carding to the Wild Side! The Ashford Wild Carder is
specifically designed for blending and creating exciting fun, funky
and wild batts for spinning and felting. Create unique blends with
"added extras" such as fibers, fabrics, ribbons, feathers, noils,
cocoons, paper and more.... The Ashford Wild Carder features a
built-in adjustable packer brush (brush attachment) - this packs fiber
more efficiently onto the large drum and allows "added extras" to be
packed into your batt. The Ashford Wild Carder offers extra long
teeth, allowing you to make a thicker batt and to keep all your
"added extras" in your batt. The 4 inch carding width produces a
very handy size batt ready to spin. The Ashford Wild Carder is
portable and compact and only 7 3/4lbs with built-in hand hold.
Makes up to 1 1/2oz batt. Finished batt size 24 x 6inches. 72 tpi
carding cloth. Comes assembled and lacquered. Complete with
cleaning brush - stores conveniently under the feed-in tray, and
doffer (Awl) - stores conveniently on the side. FREE shipping in the
Lower 48 states.