Art Yarn Spinning Wheel Comparison Chart


NOTE: The wrong PDF document was posted when I first published this blog, and has been updated!

I get asked a lot "What Spinning Wheel Should I buy?" so I thought I'd take a moment to make a comparison chart of the most popular art yarn spinning wheels available.  I organized this chart by price, because that's one of my criteria when shipping.  In order to be on this list the wheel had to have a larger than 1/2 inch orifice and larger than 10 oz capacity bobbin.  Some of the bobbin sizes I had to estimate based on seeing them in person compared to other bobbins.


There are SO MANY wheels to choose from these days, and I thought getting all this info into one place might help you shop.  I did not include ratios in this chart, or accessories, or features like a built in lazy kate.  Also the prices I rounded up or down in some cases, as they vary based on accessories included in the package if you're buying online.  I made some notes on things in the chart that I couldn't find easily online.  Since making this chart, these questions might be available with a little research yourself.  Anyway, you'll have to look all that info up yourself on the wheels that are in your price range - but this will get you started on what's available!

Happy Spinning!

Ashley

Art Yarn Spinning Wheel Comparison Chart
Please note that prices may vary, features may be added, wheels may be discontinued, and new wheels may have been invented since this spreadsheet was made.  Art Yarn Criteria: Orifice must be bigger than 1/2 inch and Bobbin must have at least a 10 oz capacity.
ESTIMATED
Wheel
Brand
Wheel or Supply Name Price Bobbin
Capacity
Orifice
Size
Open
Orifice
Portable Notes
Louet Bulky Flyer Upgrade fits S10, 15, 17, 51, and all S7X wheels. (does not include wheel) $150.00 10 oz 1 inch No Yes Many of these wheels are no longer being produced and can be found second hand.
Babe Bulky Production Wheel $400.00 32 oz 0.75 inch No Yes Lightweight, made of plastic.
Bluebonnet Crafty Bee $400.00 16 oz Delta Yes Yes 7 inch diameter bobbin.  No capacity listed.
Ashford Country Spinner $500.00 32 oz  1 inch No No No longer in production, but can be found used.
Louet S17 Wheel with Bulky Flyer Upgrade $550.00 10 oz 1 inch No Yes
Ashford Country Spinner II $700.00 32 oz  1.25 inch No No Price may vary based on accessories included.
Lendrum Single Treadle Complete Package $700.00 10 oz 1 inch No Yes Bobbin estimate, no capacity listed.
Lendrum Double Treadle Complete Package $800.00 10 oz 1 inch No Yes Bobbin estimate, no capacity listed.
SpinOlution Echo with 16 oz Flyer Upgrade $800.00 16 oz 1 inch Yes Yes Two orifice options: 1 inch tube or open hook
SpinOlution MACH II $950.00 32 oz 1 inch Yes No Two orifice options: 1 inch tube or open hook
SpinOlution Hopper $1,100.00 32 oz 1 inch Yes Yes Two orifice options: 1 inch tube or open hook
SpinOlution Firefly Electric Wheel $1,150.00 32 oz 1 inch Yes Yes Two orifice options: 1 inch tube or open hook
SpinOlution MACH III $1,300.00 32 oz 1 inch Yes No Two orifice options: 1 inch tube or open hook
Majacraft Suzie Professional with Overdrive Bobbin $1,400.00 16 oz Bypassable Yes Yes Majacraft says this bobbin fits 5 liters of fiber?
Majacraft Suzie with Overdrive Bobbin $1,500.00 16 oz Bypassable Yes Yes Majacraft says this bobbin fits 5 liters of fiber?
Majacraft Aura with Overdrive Bobbin $1,700.00 16 oz Bypassable Yes Yes Majacraft says this bobbin fits 5 liters of fiber?
Majacraft Rose with Overdrive Bobbin $1,700.00 16 oz Bypassable Yes Yes Majacraft says this bobbin fits 5 liters of fiber?
Louet S10 Wheel with Bulky Flyer Upgrade $700.00 - $800.00 10 oz 1 inch No Yes Six different wheels to choose from in this series.