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Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel

Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel

The Ashford Traditional is easy to learn on and yet it can be used to spin very fine yarns when properly adjusted. It is a single treadle wheel, which some spinners find to be more comfortable to spin on. It is not a replica of any historical wheel but it has a nice tradional look to it that makes it a good choice for school field trips, demonstrations and such.


This is often listed as the most popular spinning wheel in America.  It not my favorite.  I think there is a dead spot at the top of the turning of the wheel where the spinner has to give a little extra push to get the wheel to turn completely around.  Also, I don't like the way the footman have to turn to get bobbins off and on. Though it doesn't look as pretty, I would recommend the Ashford Kiwi over the Ashford Traditional for a beginner's wheel. 


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