Help~! ashford Kiwi VS louet s17


#1

Hi, nice to meet you.

I’m a foreigner.
So please understand me because I am not good at English. :frowning:

Our country has no knowledge of spinning.
So here’s the question.
I’m a beginner.
I’m thinking about buying the first spinning wheel, but I’m really worried.
I’m thinking about ‘ashford KIWI’ vs. ‘Louet S17’.
What should I buy?
I was going to buy Ashford Kiwi.
But I think people use Louet S17 more.

People say it’s best for me to step on it myself.
But I can’t experience it in my country.

Please help me. Everyone !!


#2

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Perhaps @mullerslanefarm can help with the spinning wheel choices. Hope you can get the best spinning wheel for your needs and that you enjoy the world of spinning.


#3

Hi @dungnan. Welcome to the wonderful world of spinning!

Some people do like Louet wheels more than Ashford and there are people that like Ashford wheels more than Louet. People usually buy what they others around them have.

I didn’t have any spinners around me when I started. My husband bought me an Ashford Traveller as my first wheel on the recommendation of a Master Spinner. With subsequent wheels, I was able to test spin them. I have spun on both Ashford and Louet wheels and far prefer the Ashford wheels over Louet.

The Ashford wheels treadle easier. You have to press much harder on the Louet treadles to get them to move. Because of this and only having a 3-point contact with the ground, they will sometimes rock when you spin.

The Ashford Kiwi has a solid square contact with the ground.

The Louet S17 is only a single treadle wheel. This will only add to the rocking motion when you treadle it. The Ashford Kiwi is a double treadle wheel. Double treadle wheels are much easier to control when you are treadling and spinning.

If it were up to me, it would be the Ashford hands down.

If you were to line up all the Ashford and Louet spinning wheels that people own, the Ashford wheels would far out number the Louet wheels.

Hope this helps you out!


#4

Oooooooh!!! @mullerslanefarm
thank you so much!:heart_eyes:
I’m on the other side of the world with you(maybe…).
So I’ve been waiting for a reply since morning.
My mind was almost inclined to Ashford.
But I asked this question if I was mistaken.
Thanks to your answers, I think I can make decisions more easily.
Thank you.:kissing_closed_eyes:


#5

You’re very welcome, @dungnan.

If you have any questions when you start spinning, I’m happy to help!

(Just be sure to tag me in your question so I get a notification.)