£32.50 – £500.00
The new kid on the block – Buddy with Dutch tension!!
These wheels are expected to be availiable from March 2024 – you can pre-order by placing a deposit, you will be contacted to make full payment once delivery is imminent.
The Buddy spinning wheel is available with a wide treadle, with two treadles and as a compact folding Travel Buddy with backpack. Designed for both new and experienced spinners the key principles were quality, affordability and ease of use.
o Four bobbins and a stand-alone lazy kate for three bobbins are included.
o Dutch tension: Irish tension improved by Jan Louët. The wheel is bobbin-led, but because of the aerodynamical design of the flyer you can spin with a very low pull on the yarn. That makes Dutch tension very suitable for spinning thin yarns as well as thick and art yarns.
o With 5 ratios from 1:4 to 1:18, orifice of 18 mm (0.7″) and special insert, Buddy is an all-rounder: you can spin thin, thick and art yarn with it.
o The 12 mm special insert can be aligned so that the yarn does not wobble.
o Easy to move large sliding guides with an opening, allowing you to insert the yarn instead of threading it through.
o Effective and easy-to-assemble construction.
o No disposable plastic in the packaging.
o Finish: natural, allowing you to choose your own finish
o Material: solid beech and beech laminated wood
o Ratios: 1:4 / 1:6 / 1:9 / 1:13 / 1:18
o Wheel diameter: 41 cm (16″)
o Bobbin capacity: about 200 grams (7 oz.)
o Orifice height: 65 cm (25.5″)
o Weight: 5 kg (11 lbs.)
Images shown are computer generated designs – images for actual wheel to follow.