Louet Spinning Wheels
Louet wheels treadle lightly, are low maintenance and nearly
adjustment free and can be modified with accessories for the expert
Louet wheels were originally geared towards spinning medium
to heavy yarns. Although bobbins and flyers are available for spinning
this type of yarn, 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 or 1/2") as are the bobbins,
(180-250 gr capacity), to allow you to create novelty yarns.
Wheels come equipped with a two bobbin lazy kate.
Technically all Louet models are the same. Each wheel has 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
All wheels are packed and shipped partially assembled in a
flat box. The required assembly consists quite simply of tightening two
nuts for which tools and instructions are provided. The shipping weight
is 17-18 lbs.
Wheels are made of laminated hardwood with a "birch" exterior finish. We sell all Louet Spinning Wheels with FREE SHIPPING.
WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED WITH A LOUET SPINNING WHEEL:
carded fiber (or raw fleece and handcards)
3 or more bobbins
niddy noddy or skeinwinder
Lazy Kate, preferably tensioned (if not with wheel)
book ("Hands on Spinning") or Video (“Spinning Wool - Basics and Beyond”)
(Nice to have, in ranked order: 1. fine flyer, jumbo flyer, spinning stool or chair, swift and either ballwinder or nostepinne; 2. spinning gauge, extra bobbins, lace flyer.)