Ashford's most popular wheel, since it's been made the longest and imported to the U.S. long before other brands and models. 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.
- proven design for over 40 years
- large 56cm (22ins) wheel
“I have been using Ashford wheels for more than thirty years and still have my first Traditional. Many thanks for providing such long lasting, reliable equipment!” – Kevin McNaughton, London, UK
“I have been spinning on Ashford wheels for 28 years—from my first day of spinning—and have a Traveller and a Traditional wheel. And in all those years I have still never seen any wheel as graceful as your original Traditional design, elegant and functional and solid. It is a pleasure to spin on it”. - Shelley Carda, Tucson, Arizona,USA
“I thought I’d share this with you for obvious reasons. Two people I know in the past three weeks have bought old Traditional wheels and after a little tlc and oil, both wheels have a momentum that you would swear was from ball bearings (which I can say they don’t have). This is testament to Ashford’s build and design and still makes the Traditional a valued and sought out spinning wheel by both beginners and experienced spinners. Where would we be without Ashford’s?” – Philip Driscoll, UK