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 are in need of an inexpensive wheel, this is the right...More Details
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 are in need of an inexpensive wheel, this is the right wheel for you. The double treadle makes spinning more comfortable, it also makes it easier to stop and start.
There are add on kits, like the jumbo flyer, available that allow you to adapt the wheel to spin different types of yarn. It is a single drive castle style wheel weighing only 12 lbs. This wheel is a great value for learning the basics of spinning wool and other fibers. It features new hinged treadles for smoother action than the previous Kiwi.
Aside from the basic overall design improvements it now comes with an updated sliding hook flyer. The Sliding hook flyer allows you to move the guide on the flyer as little or as much as you like instead of being stuck with the hooks on the old style flyer.
This new flyer can accept the old style or standard Ashford bobbins but the new sliding hook bobbins that go with this flyer (included) hold more yarn so essentially the new Kiwi Wheel holds more yarn on the bobbin!
|3 large 90mm (3½") bobbins, built-in lazy kate, threading hook, learn to spin booklet.|
Very good-love getting the paradise points for purchases. Will be back again!
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 .
This is my first spinning wheel, after a few years of spinning on a drop spindle. After a few days of practice I was able to spin a really consistent, lace weight skein of yarn that I'm pretty proud of (Merino and nylon blend.) The finished skein is much nicer than anything I've spin on the spindle. The wheel was relatively easy to assemble in under 2 hours by myself. It shipped from NZ, but miraculously arrived in two days via DHL. I can't compare it to other wheels, but I think this one is great. Unless I decide to start mass production of yarn, this wheel 100% serves it's purpose. It's very easy to use, especially now that I have the muscle memory for it. Overall, I feel that it's worth every penny. Even though it's practically the cheapest wheel out there, it's excellent quality.
When I first ordered this wheel, as a new spinner, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. After putting it together, which was fairly easy with the help of a video, I used the small amount of fiber that came with the wheel. Sometimes it takes me a little longer to catch on to hand crafts since I lack the God given rhythm most other people possess.... (I have 2 left hands...lol.) After making some excellent messes, I finally learned how to spin. The great part is, this KIWI 2 wheel, even being a beginners wheel, will probably be the wheel I keep for the rest of my life. AND YES, THIS WHEEL WILL LAST THAT LONG. Given some minor effort for care of this wheel, it is constructed well enough to last a life time. Newman, my cat, loves it too. Thank you Ashford.