The Ashford Joy is one of the most recognisable spinning wheels on the market. It's modern and compact design is not just stylish- it is made to last with high quality specifications. This was my first spinning wheel and I love it dearly. I used to take it with me on the tube in London and fold it up tight in the evening in my small one room flat. It truly is a joy!
The Joy is light weight (only 5kg/11lb single treadle, 6kg/13lb double treadle) and portable with folding treadle, built-in lazy kate and carry handle. Fold and go – it can be carried easily in cars, as carry-on luggage in planes (check with your airline first as this varies from aircraft to aircraft) and takes up little space at home.
The central flyer is convenient for right and left handed spinners. Spin a variety of yarns using the four ratios. The stretchy drive cord does not require any adjustment as you change from one ratio to another and always maintains the correct tension. Treadling is easy with the weighted wheel and ball bearings.
The treadle/treadles are hinged to allow a comfortable heel-toe action. The wheel comes assembled and lacquered, ready for spinning. This spinning wheel is made from strong furniture-grade plywood, ideal for this compact portable wheel. It comes with it's own carry bag. Spinners tell us it is a “joy” to use!
• Joy Carry Bag - padded protection when travelling with handy pockets
• Built-in Lazy Kate • 3 x 90mm bobbins • Learn to spin booklet • Threading hook
Optional accessories available
Joy Freedom Flyer – enormous 25mm (1in) orifice and hooks
Competition Lazy Kate – for bobbin control when plying at speed
Spinning Chair – for comfortable spinning
Niddy Noddy – wind yarn directly from the bobbin into 1.5m (5 ft) skeins