| kiwi 2
- easy learning ratios
- perfect starter wheel
- double treadle
This is an excellent beginner wheel due to its easy learning ratios, double treadle and affordable price. The double treadle and ball bearings allow for easy treadling and “hands-free” start. Treadles are mounted on polyurethane hinges for a smooth, quiet and comfortable heel-toe action. The stretchy drive cord does not require any adjustment as you change from one ratio to another and always maintains the correct tension. The scotch tension allows easy control of the drafting process. The central flyer is convenient for right and left-handed spinners. The wheel is easy and quick to assemble with the Allen key supplied and the robust construction makes this an ideal wheel for individuals, schools and clubs. The wheel itself is made of MDF, a high-density durable wood product that can be painted or decorated.
Wheel diameter 45cm (17½ins)
Orifice 10mm (⅜ins)
Bobbin capacity 130gm (4-5ozs)
Ratios 5.5, 7.25
Weight 5.5kg (12lbs)
Included accessories - Built-in lazy kate, 3 large 90mm (3½ins) bobbins, Threading hook, Learn to spin booklet.
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"The wheel is simple and easy to assemble - even for me, an elderly lady with limited movements. My English being rather basic, I assembled it just looking at the illustrations in the owner's manual. And I didn't have to study it - just sat down and started spinning. It is awesome, I got a steady thread with a slight pull. Quite a miracle!"
- Svetlana Bulanova from Pavlovo, Russia
"I have really enjoyed learning to spin, I would recommend the Kiwi to anyone wanting to learn."
- Rhonda Johnson, Smithville, Ontario, Canada
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