I am so happy to announce that we are now have Ashford wheels and looms at The Noble Thread. Here is the beautiful Ashford Joy 2 with double treadle.
This wheel is very special to me. I saw an Ashford joy for the first time 12 years. I lived in California at the time, it was a Saturday, at the Farmers' Market. In the shade of an oak tree, there was a lady spinning on a Joy. I fell in love with the wheel at that very moment. To this day I still find it one of the most graceful wheels. To top it all, it is compact, foldable, portable, and comes with it own backpack.
Even though the wheel is small it can accomplish a lot, and has a great range of ratios:
6, 8, 12 and 14 to 1. If you have always wanted to try an Ashford Joy, you can try one at The Noble Thread.