The Ashford Traditional is the world's most popular spinning wheel and is terrific value for money for beginners and experienced alike. Strong and sturdy, it is made from New Zealand silver beech throughout.
The aptly-named Joy is a modern design which looks amazing, is light and folds up small and flat for easy transport.
The built-in lazy kate folds in, the treadle board folds up and the small, light wheel can be carried by its handle or in its own carry bag. Take this wheel with you wherever you go!
It comes lacquered and assembled, so is ready to start spinning straight out of the box. It now comes with a sliding-hook flyer and 30% larger bobbins as standard.
This is the Joy 2 which has a higher orifice and new-style treadle joints. Note that Joy now only comes complete with the carry bag.
This strong and robust model is assembled and lacquered ready to use. It has two ratios for flexibility and control when carding and blending. Adjustable drum clearance, nylon bearings so it is light and easy to turn. Assembled and lacquered. Available for hire
This free-standing skeiner made in solid Silver Beech hardwood winds your handspun yarn into a skein straight from the bobbin, and holds your skein for ball-winding. The adjustable pegs allow for different sized hanks to be made. Your skeiner can be easily dismantled for storage or transport.
This Wooden Umbrella Swift will solve your problem of how to hold your skein as you wind your yarn into balls. This tabletop model clamps securely to the side of your table and spins smoothly as you wind each ball .
Will hold skeins up to 100" in circumference
Well balanced. Strong spring wire hook bent to help keep your yarn from arcing out of the hook. Lacquered finish. Long shaft helps to balance the spindle and allow for "down the thigh" propulsion for high speed spinning.
Ashford produce these spindles in a range of sizes from 50mm diameter/17g/0.5oz (very small) to 90mm/80g/2.75oz (quite large). Includes free fibre.
A great all-round drop spindle for hand spinning. Perfect for medium and chunky yarns. The whorl (bottom-whorl) is nice and chunky and keeps the spindle spinning.
14" (355mm) long altogether, whorl is 4" (100mm) diameter and weighs approx 90g (3 oz). Comes with instruction leaflet. Includes free fibre.
The Ashford book of Dyeing, Ann Milner, is a comprehensive introduction to dyes and the wonderful world of colour. There are detailed explanations of dyes and recipes for their use. Whether you are a spinner, weaver, knitter or textile artist, novice or more advanced in your craft, there will be something in this book to extend your ideas.