This compact wheel is light weight 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...More Details
This compact wheel is light weight 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 Joy 2 even comes with it's very own carrying bag! 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. The wheel and flyer are mounted on ball bearings for effortless spinning. Smooth and quiet with treadles mounted on polyurethane hinges to allow a comfortable heel-toe action. The wheel comes assembled and lacquered, ready for spinning.
Ready to go
- 4 ratios
- assembled and lacquered
- carry bag available (not included)
|6, 8, 11, 14|
|single treadle, double treadle|
|single treadle: 5kg (11lb)
double treadle: 6kg (13lb)
|sliding hook flyer, 3 large (90mm) bobbins, built-in lazy kate and carry bag.|
|40cm (15¾") w x 64cm (25") h x 16.5cm (6½") d|
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This wheel is what my instructor brought for me to use during a spinning cruise. I loved using this wheel during our three day workshops. I just sat down and spun, there was no learning curve or fiddling around to find the right ratios. I never had a problem getting this wheel to respond to what was needed to spin many different types of fiber. This will be my next wheel, just wish they would let dealers put Ashfords on sale. The design of this wheel is very sturdy to withstand travel, everything tucks in very nicely, plus it has a small footprint. If you get a chance try this wheel, you will see what I mean.
Love this wheel! The main reason for purchasing was to have a wheel easy to travel with. I also wanted to be able to spin bulky art yarn! It's perfect for me!
The Joy is a wonderful travel spinning companion! It sets up in a snap and is a literal joy to use. The on-board lazy kate eliminates the need to take along additional equipment. You can also add a jumbo flyer and bobbins for plying, or the Freedom Flyer for creating interesting art yarns. I would definitely recommend the Ashford Joy to a new or experienced spinner.