Lojan Buddy


The new kid on the block – Buddy with Dutch tension!!

The first batch of wheels (ones currently in stock) will be signed by Jan Louet and the the Team personally. A great affordable wheel.

The Buddy spinning wheel is available with a wide treadle (there will be a double treadle option available for this wheel in the near future), 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.


Further details

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.

Lojan Buddy

Its a Bank Holiday weekend (lets hope there is some sunshine!) – any orders placed after 3pm on Friday 24th May won’t be posted out until Tues 28th May. 
Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for supporting this small business.