Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel

Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel

The Ashford Traditional spinning wheel is the most popular spinning wheel in the world, and has been improved and refined over its more-than-40-year history.


Why is it so popular, aside from its beautiful craftsmanship and fairy-tale aesthetic?


  • The separate drive band and bobbin brake adjustment is easy to understand and simple to operate.
  • The bobbins are quick and easy to change.
  • Scotch tension and 4 speed flyer allow for a wide variety of yarn to be spun.
  • Horizontal adjustment of the maiden bar allows perfect alignment with the 4 speed whorl.
  • Ball bearings and large 56cm (22ins) wheel makes treadling smooth and effortless and easy to maintain a steady speed.
  • The wide legs give good stability especially when speed spinning.
  • The treadle is pivoted to allow a comfortable heel-toe action.


Lazy Kate and 4 bobbins included. The many optional accessories make this an extremely versatile wheel. Assembly is required. You will need a Phillips screwdriver, hammer or mallet, scissors, candle wax, and oil. For Natural (unfinished) wheels, you may choose to apply a finishing wax, but it is not required.


Available as single- or double-drive, in Natural (unfinished) or Lacquered.


Please note, if not in stock at the time of ordering, this item will be drop-shipped to you directly from Ashford, and may arrive separately from the rest of your order. It qualifies for free shipping in the continental US. There have been pandemic-related production delays for Ashford products, and shipping dates for these items have been in flux- please contact us to inquire about shipping dates for specific items.


Double-Drive wheels in lacquered finish are currently in stock and ready to ship or pick up.



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