Traveler 3 Spinning Wheel
The Ashford Traveler 3 is the newest Traveller Spinning Wheel design! The new Traveller 3 design is reminiscent of the original Traveller first made back in 1977; with some great new improvements.
This beautiful wheel includes a stunning classic upright castle wheel; aesthetically designed centralized flyer location suitable for both left- and right-hand spinners; a four speed single drive flyer with stretchy polycord drive band eliminates any flyer vibration and makes changing ratios a breeze; ratios 5, 7, 9, 13; sliding hook flyer with three 90mm large capacity bobbins as standard; wooden handle threading hook with longer hook for easier threading; convenient storage for threading hook; scotch tension for simple, smooth accurate tension adjustment, and a built-in lazy kate (that will also accommodate Jumbo bobbins!).
The 405mm (18”) drive wheel is now heavier (than the Traveller) resulting in 20% more momentum which means even less effort required to treadle. The Traveller 3 has stainless steel ball bearings, polyurethane hinge and con rod joints, and double treadle for comfortable, balanced, and effortless treadling. Assembly is required but is quick and easy with great instruction. The Traveller 3 comes in a Lacquered or Natural finish and the wheel weighs 12lbs. The orifice height is 80.5cm (31.75").
The Ashford Traveler is easy to start with double treadles that are hinged to allow a comfortable heel-toe action. Ball bearings make treadling oh-so-smooth and effortless. The separate drive band and bobbin brake adjustment is easy to understand and simple to operate. Included with your Ashford Traveler are four bobbins (that are quick and easy to change!) as well as a built-in lazy kate, threading hook, and double treadles. The separate drive band and bobbin brake adjustment is easy to understand and simple to operate.
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 for a flat Ashford Shipping rate determined based on your location and order size. Shipping usually takes 1-2 weeks from the time the order is fulfilled. Not all Ashford products are in-stock at all times; you may contact the shop for the most up-to-date estimated shipping date before placing your order and/or we will contact you after you place your order to confirm the ship date based on Ashford's most up-to-date information. 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!