I do most of my spinning using an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel and this is it. A Workhorse. Sensitive and Versatile. And it’s why I chose to sell Ashford wheels.
I prefer the single treadle because it’s easy for me to change my position at the wheel – which is especially important when I’m spending several hours a day spinning. I also think the double treadle makes it too easy to treadle really fast – which is not necessarily a good thing – especially for beginners
On the other hand – I have two wheels I use for plying – both with double treadles. I use this Countryspinning wheel to ply my Super Bulky yarns.
And this Traveller – set up with a jumbo flyer for plying bulky, worsted, sport, or fingering weights of yarn. The larger capacity bobbins on both of these wheels let me make nice big skeins – with no knots!
There are lots of other cool tools and I’ll be including more photos soon.