An exceptional wheel for beginning spinners. The S17 features the same quality production as our other wheels (it’s technically identical to the single treadle, Irish-tension S10), but available at a lower price because it is unfinished and in a self-assembly kit.
This wheel can be outfitted with all the same accessories as the S10 (such as adding an Art Yarn Flyer for novelty yarn or a high-speed flyer for fine spinning), allowing the wheel to grow as your skills set does. This wheel is a fabulous introduction to hand spinning at an affordable price.
- Same hardware as S10 – same bobbin size, flyers and other accessories
- Unfinished and full assembly required to keep price low
- Assembly video available on YouTube channel
- Paint your wheel program
Our bobbins all have whirls with three options for three ratio settings, allowing you to customize your yarn. These ratios are:
- 1:5.5- For use with heavy yarns and slow spinning
- 1:7.5- Perfect for medium yarns
- 1:10.5- used with fine yarns or fast spinning
- High speed bobbin ratios: 1:6.5, 1:9.5, 1:15
- Extra bobbin for S17 (part # 1.375)
- S10 High speed bobbin (part # 1.330)
- S10 Fatcore bobbin (part # 1.390)
- S10 Art Yarn bobbin (part # 1.312)
- 3 standard unfinished bobbins
- Lazy Kate
- Standard unfinished Flyer with fixed hooks
- Art Yarn Flyer
- High-Speed Flyer
- Standard Flyer with sliding hooks
- Regular bobbin
- High-Speed Bobbin
- Fatcore Bobbin
- Stand Alone Lazy Kate
- High Speed Spinning Set
- Carrying bag
Main wheel: 19 3/4″ (50 cm)
Orifice: 1/2″ (12 mm)
Height: 27 5/8″ (70 cm)
Weight: 11 lb (5 kg)
About Louet Spinning Wheels
The Louet Spinning Wheel has long held the reputation as one of the premier yarn making tools from Holland. Our newly redesigned spinning wheels harness 40 years of research and development to meet the needs and desires of today’s modern spinning enthusiast. With myriad options and accessory packages, everyone from the beginning spinner to the most experienced artist is sure to find the wheel that suits their specifications and budget.
Ease of use for the spinning enthusiast is the number one priority in the design of our spinning wheels. Ball bearings, which never need lubrication, allow easy, smooth rotation of the flywheels and the footman connection. The belt is made from flexible polyurethane and never needs adjusting.
Each professional-quality spinning wheel uses a single belt bobbin drive, which allows users to easily regulate the tension with the adjustable flyer brake (IrT) or bobbin brake (ScT). Louet Spinning wheels are available in either Scotch Tension (flyer-lead) or Irish Tension (bobbin-lead) (The S10 Fully Loaded has capabilities for both). Available packages allow your wheel to master everything from fine lace-weight yarns to bulky art yarns. Sturdy hardwood construction is built to last as the birch-inspired laminate provides long lasting beauty.
Many customers have 40 year old Louet wheels that are still in use on a daily basis. Invest in quality. Buy a Louet.
Louet products are known worldwide for their excellence in quality, design and workmanship. Louet [BV], located in Holland, began designing and manufacturing Louet spinning and weaving equipment in 1976. Superior engineering and high-quality workmanship have been the cornerstone of Louet spinning and weaving equipment for the past 30 years and remains very important to this day.
Superior engineering and experience has allowed Louet to design and manufacture numerous wheels, looms and carders that are functionally superior, practical, of excellent quality and offered at a affordable prices. Many of our customers are happy to own more than one Louet product. We stand behind our products to the fullest extent.
All inquiries for Louet equipment outside North America should be directed to Louet BV at www.louet.nl.