Dudly Ashford, the Ashford scotch tension flyer was developed and patent pending award for its unique design. If you do have parts missing on your wheel, they can be purchased from but you should take the cost of these replacement parts into consideration when deciding what you are willing to pay for the wheel. This may take a little soul searching, but maybe some day I'll decide to try the new double treadle! This is usually a winter project but my dr. For the most part, with wool combs, so long as the tines are smooth, how well they work usually depends on the fleece and the user. Includes a sliding hook flyer, 3 large jumbo bobbins and lazy kate with yarn guide, power pack, cord and interchangeable outlet. As Gandhi explained to in 1931, the return to spinning did not mean a rejection of all modern technology but of the exploitative and controlling economic and political system in which textile manufacture had become entangled. I finally have the tension adjusted so it will wind the bobbin without too much spin on the yarn.Next
I would very much doubt a wheel in so good of condition to actually been made then. I'm having a hard time getting a pic that shows it's true color but the newest ones in the post above are closest. Once the high speed with 3 ratios became available, I added it and am glad I did. There is barely enough room and it's difficult to keep the holding rings well aligned in order to reduce friction on the flyer. Ashford Elizabeth 2 Spinning Wheel The Ashford Elizabeth 2 is designed beautifully for effortless treadling and spinning. . I could buy the double treadle kit, but I think that would ruin the unique look of this old wheel.Next
We have great confidence that the comprehensive range of spinning and weaving equipment can satisfy the needs of many people, from the keen amateur to the experienced professional, as well as being a reliable resource in schools and colleges. You may want to have a second, different length drive cord for using the Jumbo. You have the older style crank shaft which was threaded and had a double nut arrangement on it one acts as a locking nut to keep the other from going backwards and doing exactly what you found it did! The Traveller Spinning Wheel now comes with Double Treadle as standard. Is the flyer quite yellow in real life? The set up for the Elizabeth is just about identical for your wheel. Pre drafting my rolags is helping also. Ashford Handicrafts History 1938 Walter Ashford designed a spinning wheel that could be used to make knitting yarn.Next
Most machine oil is a bit thick and can gum up the wheel over time. The fiber is held in the left hand and the wheel slowly turned with the right. Choose natural unfinished or clear lacquer finish. They've stopped making them now, but if you ever find snatch them up quick. I'm debating with myself about selling it. Karin, sounds as if your wheel has been through too many changes in heat or humidity? And then I see letters where folks have jazzed up their spinning wheel.Next
The other thing that could do with an upgrade would be to get a footman made of either wire or wood to connect the wheel to the treadle. I'll get a cup of tea, calm down and see what your questions actually are. The yarn is spun at an angle off the tip of the spindle, and is then stored on the spindle. Options: jumbo flyer unit, lace flyer, turbo kit, double treadle kit, extra bobbins, distaff, quill spindle. The flyer itself has some lovely yarn groves on it. I still use the 3-speed flyer that my son helped me carve the high speed whorl on in 1985. Spinning wheels and multi-shaft looms ship free! I love the way my yarn follows the old worn place on the flyer The groove on the other side, with more closely spaced hooks is more pronounced.Next
But on the other hand, I'm spinning some fine for me, anyway alpaca at about one treadle per two inch draft and it feels smooth enough for me. But the piece wouldn't have survived to this day, in this state. We were interested by these numbers also. The orifice also could show a groove where yards of yarn have passed through. My spinning skills are about back at zero though so all of those beginner things are interfering with wheel function. It would be a great beginner's wheel and a nice wheel to have at demos for people to use.Next
It is very easy to use and very portable. I actually need to stop and read your text properly. And it looks magnificient in your home. I think we were posting at the same time. I've seen and tried many ways to card in the past and originally learned from local hill folk here which was a much rougher use of the cards. With rotor spinning, the fibers in the roving are separated, thus opened, and then wrapped and twisted as the yarn is drawn out of the rotor cup.
That style crank was used for over 10 years so I know it can work just fine. This revolutionary idea enabled the drive belt to be left on the flyer whorl and it was just a simple matter of releasing the Scotch Tension to remove the bobbin. The Ashford Elizabeth 2 is a double drive wheel and has both, a traditional Saxony style sloped styling as well as great spinning capability. I'm going to say about 20 years, or more. The spindle wheel played an important role in the production of yarn and wool spinning for several years. You said avout the yarn marks. The wheel is made from solid New Zealand Silver Beech and comes complete with 4 bobbins, threading hook, learn to spin booklet, and built in lazy kate.Next
That looks like a date in the wood itself to me, better than a note! With all the great features of the Kiwi 2, the enhanced Kiwi 3 will be even more in demand from new and experienced spinners everywhere. To do this, unscrew the leather at both ends, fit the new piece in its place, line up the holes in the leather with the holes in the wood and replace the screws. Also, uniforms of different sizes are made, sorted and distributed amongst needy students free of charge. However, on checking the number of revolutions it will make while coasting, it isn't very high! A Lazy Kate for plying and 4 bobbins are included. I have trouble with both units in getting them to line up with the main wheel. I can't believe the difference.
This is the kind of wheel that Gandhi spun on. When combing, the wool is usually cleaned and then oiled. Here are a few of the traditional styles for spinning wheel. If you like, I can walk you through how to get spinning on those. Today I guess my wheel thought that enough was enough! Now if I can just get up to speed on my spinning skills. Chadwick Holmes wrote:I don't think the French woodworkers were ever accused of being plain or utilitarian! English didn't always have set spelling! Esther and David, and all their team, have a great commitment and passion not only for the Ashford brand but also to the textile crafts. Connected to the small whorl of the high speed flyer I actually get less than ten! The elements of a Saxony wheel are arranged horizontally, with a large wheel at one end and the flyer at the other, and normally has three legs.Next