Kiwi 3 Spinning Wheel
The new Kiwi 3 is lightweight (just 12 lbs.) and has folding treadles, a timber veneered 17.5" MDF wheel, a three speed whorl, and a wooden threading hook- a super wheel for both new and experienced spinners alike!
The folding treadles are super convenient travel and storage and the timber veneered MDF wheel with ball bearings ensure smooth, silent spinning. With a three speed whorl you have 5.5, 7.5 and 9.5:1 flyer ratios. The double treadle is mounted on polyurethane hinges for effortless treadling. The sliding hook flyer offers frictionless yarn guides and a 10mm (⅜ in) orifice
Each wheel includes three large capacity (4-5oz) bobbins, which are quick and easy to change with a snap-in front flyer bearing. This wheel also has a built-in lazy kate. There is scotch tension for precise tension adjustment Assembling is required (and quick + easy to do no your own with the Allen key that comes along with the Kiwi 3). You have the option a Lacquered or Natural (No Lacquer).
Ashford equipment that we do not keep in-stock in-shop ships to the Wild Hand shop for Local Pick-up (FREE) or directly to your home ($22 for orders over $100 and $27 for orders under $100). Shipping usually takes less than 5 business days from the time the order is fulfilled. If you order other non-Ashford items in the same order those will ship (or be available for pick-up) separately and on our usual shipping schedule.
Founded in 1934, Ashford Handicrafts is a New Zealand-based manufacturer of high quality spinning wheels, weaving looms, and textile equipment. Ashford uses only the finest native New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood sourced from sustainably-managed forests with Forest Stewardship Council approval. Ashford has produced over 800,000 wheels and looms over the past 85 years!