joy 2 combo
Ready to go
- portable
- 4 ratios
- assembled and lacquered
- padded carry bag

This compact wheel is light weight (only 5kg/11lb single treadle, 6kg/13lb double treadle) and portable with folding treadle, built-in lazy kate and carry handle. Fold and go – it can be carried easily in cars, as carry-on luggage in planes (check with your airline first as this varies from aircraft to aircraft) and takes up little space at home. Spin a variety of yarns using the four ratios. The stretchy drive cord does not require any adjustment as you change from one ratio to another and always maintains the correct tension. The wheel and flyer are mounted on ball bearings for effortless spinning. Smooth and quiet with treadles mounted on polyurethane hinges to allow a comfortable heel-toe action. The wheel comes assembled and lacquered, ready for spinning. Joy carry bag included.


Wheel diameter 40cm (15¾ins)
Orifice 10mm (⅜in)
Orifice height 61mm (24ins)
Bobbin capacity 130gm (4-5oz)
Ratios 6, 8, 11, 14
Weight from 5kg (11lbs)

Size when folded 64 x 40 x 16.5cm (25 x 15¾ x 6½ins)

Lacquered plywood
Ball bearings
Joy carry bag


Video How to spin

Video Spinning with the Freedom Flyer on the Joy

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Learn to Spin on an Ashford wheel
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“There are really a lot of Ashford wheels in our group. In fact I was just commenting to a friend as we were spinning in the mountains by a stream what a wonderful design the Joy is. Thank you so much! We love your products!”
- Anne, Sonora, CA, USA

“I LOVE my Joy (love my traditional, too, but my Joy is my JOY!). It’s only 11 pounds and it has an amazing design - it is a work of art. Thank you for making beautiful, smooth-working wheels!”
- Barbara Hurd, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

“Buying the Joy we don’t regret a moment. It’s an astonishing piece of engineering and with a very nice outcome. Looking forward to share lots of wool with it. Next on the wishing-list is a carder, but that will have to wait a while”.
- Pjär and Carina Norén, Sweden,

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