Louet S-17 Single-Treadle Spinning Wheel
This single treadle wheel is designed for any spinner on a tight budget - with no compromise in quality! Smooth ball bearing operation, easy treadling, and a well balanced wheel make the S-17 wheel a terrific choice for beginners. Finish as you like with lacquer, stain or wax. Uses the same bobbins as the S-15. Optional skein winder available.
The best features of the Louët wheels are that they treadle lightly, are easy to learn on and can be modified to satisfy the expert spinners. The Louët wheels were originlly geared towards spinning medium to heavy yarns. Although bobbins and flyers are available for spinning this type of yarn, responding to demand, the standard wheels have been redesigned to be more suitable for spinning fine to medium yarns. The orifice on the standard wheel is sufficiently large 12.5 mm (1/2" ) as are the bobbins (180-250 gr. capacity) to allow you to create novelty yarns.
All wheels come equipped with a two bobbin lazy kate. All Louët wheels have a single-belt bobbin drive with an adjustable flyer brake to regulate the tension. The flexible belts are made of polyurethane and never have to be adjusted. All bobbins have a whorl with three settings on one side, that can be used to obtrain three spinning speeds.
The ratios are: 1:5.5 for slow spinning and heavy yarn, 1:7.5 for medium yarn and 1:10.5 for fast spinning and fine yarns.
Please note that this item cannot be returned except in case of manufacturer defect.
This item may ship directly from the manufacturer separately from other items in your order. Spinning wheels and multi-shaft looms ship free! Valid on new orders for multi-shaft looms or spinning wheels with standard ground shipping in continental USA only. May not be combined with other offers. Most looms ship in 2 - 6 weeks, wheels in 1-2 weeks. More Info.