The Kiwi 2 is no longer available. Click HERE a link to the NEW Kiwi 3!
This is the brand new Ashford Kiwi 2 updated spinning wheel. The Kiwi is prized for it's economical design and host of basic, but solid features. If you're learning or teaching and... Read More
This is my first spinning wheel after learning on a spindle and I love it! It didn't take long to put together and I was spinning. Easy to pick up and learn. I'm very happy with this purchase!
In general I like the wheel. It does take some assembly, probably took me 2 hrs working slowly, taking breaks. A few quirks when I first started spinnng, the wheel tended to get “stuck” and turn backwards a lot which caused the yarn to get twisted around the yarn guides-I’m not sure I like the carbon fiber flyer arms. If I could I would replace the yarn guide set up with hooks. Plan on waxing your wheel if you buy it unfinished. Have some oil or Vaseline on hand to prevent squeeks.
I have not learned how to spin yet. Hopefully I will be able to. My friend can spin very good on it and says it is a good wheel. I need a better video of how to spin on THIS spinning wheel.
Love my new wheel, need some time to get a custom to using it . My husband was able to assemble it without any difficulties , although I did find a really helpful video on line produced by ashford company. Look forward to many happy hours with my kiwi .