Ashford Country Spinner ... for big novelty yarns
This is a specialist wheel designed to spin extra bulky yarn used in rug weaving and chunky knitting or for plying bulk quantities. The orifice is extra large 1 1/16 inch. The country spinner has a large size bobbin which can hold up to 2.2 lbs of yarn! The ball bearings and double treadle allow for an easy start and smooth treadling. The slow drive ratios and sensitive leather flyer brake system are ideal for creating unique novelty yarns.
There's no need to ply the yarns, just knit or weave them for wonderful texture and warmth. Knit a chunky jersey or weave a floor rug in no time!
The Country Spinner comes with one large bobbin and now comes standard with Double Treadle so you can spin for an even longer time without getting tired.
New 3 speed bobbin with easy 3, 4 & 5:1 ratios and capacity of up to 2.2 lbs.
New polyurethane con-rod joints for smooth heal & toe treadling.
Wider spaced treadle boards.
Arched rails and factory assembled sides are easily assembled with bolts and barrel nuts.
New maintenance free Polyurethane hinges for smooth & effortless treadling.
Soft leather brake band and sensitive tension adjustment.
Huge 27mm - 1 1/16 inch flyer orifice for really thick yarns.
Provision for plying from 2 bobbins.
New nylon universal bearings for the footman connector.
WHEEL DIAMETER: 18 inches
ORIFICE: 1 1/16 inch
BOBBIN CAPACITY: approx. 2.2 lbs
RATIOS: 3, 4, and 5:0:1
WEIGHT: approx. 14.5 lb
Available unfinished or with clear lacquer finish.
Includes one large Country Spinner Bobbin.
We will include our instructions for finishing your wheel if you purchase and unfinished wheel.