The S17 is an exceptional wheel for beginner spinners. It comes standard with 3 bobbins, lazy kate and standard flyer. Its functionality and adaptability are such that you can grow with your wheel adding Art yarn flyer and bulky bobbins or High speed flyer and bobbins for fine spinning. This wheel will let you explore the wonderful world of hand spinning.
The wheel is a kit and will need quick and easy assembly. The bobbins are also assembled. The wood is sanded and the edges rounded. The S17 is unfinished wood so while you can finish it however you choose, it only requires a finishing with lacquer, stain or wax.
Since the backpost on the new wheel is 32mm thick, the original S17 skeinwinder will not fit the new version, however, the Louet stand alone skeinwinder will solve that problem. A great wheel at a great price!
The first generation Louët spinning wheels, like the S10 and S17, all have a single belt bobbin drive with an adjustable flyer brake to regulate tension. This results in spinning wheels that make learning to spin easy and are also very suitable spinning thicker yarns.
The bobbins have a sheave with three settings that can be used to obtain three spinning speeds or ratios. By using different types of bobbins and flyers, Louet spinning wheels can be used to produce every kind of yarn, from coarse wool to fine silks. A High Speed Set is also available for this wheel for easier spinning of very fine yarns.
Finally, an excellent spinning wheel must turn freely and quietly. Accordingly, Louet uses maintenance-free ball bearings in the main hub and at the footman connection. (No lubrication is required).
The Louet S17 Spinning Wheel is made of laminated hardwood with a birch exterior surface.
- On Board Lazy Kate
- 3 - Standard Irish Tension Bobbins
- Spinning Wheel Wrench
Laminated hardwood and Birch wood construction
Main Wheel Diameter: 19.75" (50cm)
Orifice Diameter: 0.5" (13mm)
Orifice Height: 27.625" (70cm)
Ratios: 1:5.5, 1:7.5, 1:10.5
Weight: 11 lbs. (5 kg)
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