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Spinning Wheel

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Call number: Art Tools

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor Tools Shelf


  • Ashford Joy Spinning Wheel
  • 3 Bobbins
  • Niddy Noddy
  • Drive Belt
  • Tension Knob
  • Brake Band
  • 2 Brake Band Springs
  • Threading Hook
  • Flyer
  • 2 Sliding Yarn Guides
  • Whorl
  • Learn to Spin Booklet
  • Laminated Quick Start Guide


View Bobbin Removal Guide (PDF)

View Learn to Spin (PDF)

Community Reviews

Great to try

It's great to try a wheel out before you head out to buy one.

Spinning Wheel

This is awesome. I have never seen one of these before let alone been able to use one. It is amazing that the library offers this tool.

Thank You

Thank you so much for having this available for loan. I'd been wanting to try out spinning on a wheel but couldn't afford to purchase one just to try out.


This spinning wheel was okay. The main problem was that the spinning set up instructions and the actual spinning wheel weren't the same so it was hard to understand.

Perfectly acceptable

For reference, I'm experienced with drop spindles and had a little experience spinning on a wheel before using this wheel. I found it pretty straightforward to set up and use, and by the end of my two-week checkout period I'd managed to make some decent yarn with it. It's not the most flexible wheel out there - there are only two (fairly low) ratios available, which limits the different types of yarn you're going to be able to make - but if you're in a position of learning (and have someone to help) or practicing basic skills, it's a good wheel to work with.

If you're utterly inexperienced but want to learn spinning, the reference materials included in the kit are helpful but probably won't replace a human teacher.

(also, if you're using the included niddy-noddy to measure finished yarn, be aware that it's 5 feet per wrap rather than 2 yards...)

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