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Folding Spinning Wheels

Here are several folding double treadle spinning wheels that are on the market: the Ashford Joy, Ashford Kiwi 3,  the Kromski Sonata, the Lendrum,  the Louet Victoria, the Majacraft Little Gem and the Schacht Sidekick. This page brings them all together so you can compare looks and details that will help you make the right spinning decision. There are a number of factors to be considered; not all will be important or carry the same weight for each spinner. Think about how you will use your folding, portable wheel. Consider what is important to you if you have other wheels; evaluate what others have said about these wheels, but in the end, let your criteria govern your choice. Your reasons for choosing one wheel over others may not be the same as the next person's, but they will be right for you.

 

Ashford

Ashford

Kromski

Lendrum

Louet

Majacraft

Schacht

Model

Joy

Kiwi 3

Sonata

Original

Victoria

Little Gem

Sidekick

Weight

11.2 lbs.

12.0 lbs.

11.4 lbs.

13.6 lbs.

7.5 lbs.

10 lbs.

13 lbs.

Height

25"

28.75”

32.5"

34"

23"

20''

29''

Orifice Height

22.25"

27.25”

30.5" - ADJ

30" - ADJ

23"

26'' - ADJ

25''

Wheel Diameter

15"

17.5”

19.5"

19"

14"

8.25''

13.75''

Bobbins

3

3

3

4

3

3

3

Lazy Kate

On Board

On Board

On Board

Stand Alone

Stand Alone

Stand Alone

Stand Alone

Ratios

6, 8, 12 and 15

5.5, 7.5, 9.5:1

6.7, 12.5 and 14

6, 8 and 10

6, 8.5 and 13

4.5, 6, 8.5, 10.5, and 12.75

6.25, 7.7, 9, and 11

Additional Flyers

Sliding Hook

Freedom

Super

Jumbo

Fast

Jumbo

Fast

Very Fast

Plying

Fast

Fine

Lace

Plying

Wild

Bulky

Bag

Optional

Optional

Included

Optional

Optional

Included

Optional

Wood Type

Ply and MDF

Sliver Beech & MDF

Alder and Birch

Maple

Beech / Oak and MDF

Rimu and MDF

Ply and Maple

Threading Hook

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not required

Yes

Yes

Footprint

17" x 15"

17” x 14”

17" x 14"

18" x 15"

13" x 15.5"

16'' x 14''

27.25'' x 18''

Treadle Size

5.25" x 12"

5.5” x 13”

4" x 12"

5" x 9.75"

3.75" x 9.75"

13.5'' x 5''

7'' x 14''

Folded Size

25" x 15" x 6"

28.75” x 19.75” x 10”

22.5" x 19.5" x 6.75"

28.75" x 19" x 7"

21.25" x 14" x 5.25"

21'' x 6''

21.5'' x 8.25 x 15''

Information on Selecting a Spinning Wheel

Travel Bags!

Notes

  • Height of orifice: the Kromski and Lendrum allow for adjustments to raise/lower the orifice height in a range of 2-3 inches