Meet your new Buddy

Newsletter: 19 October 2023

We are very happy to finally introduce you to our Buddy spinning wheel. He/she/they is/are available with a wide treadle, with two treadles and as a compact folding Travel Buddy.
Designed for both new and experienced spinners the key principles were quality, affordability and ease of use.

Lojan – Jan Louët & Daughter


  • Four bobbins and a stand-alone lazy kate for three bobbins are included.
  • Dutch tension: Irish tension improved by Jan Louët. The wheel is bobbin-led, but because of the aerodynamical design of the flyer you can spin with a very low pull on the yarn.. As a result, Dutch tension is great for spinning both thin and thick yarns.
  • With 5 ratios from 1:4 to 1:18, orifice of 18 mm (0.7″) and special insert, Buddy is an all-rounder: you can spin thin, thick and art yarn with it.
  • The 12 mm special insert can be aligned so that the yarn does not wobble.
  • Easy to move large sliding guides with an opening, allowing you to insert the yarn instead of threading it through.
  • Effective and easy-to-assemble construction.
  • No disposable plastic in the packaging.

Further details

  • Finish: natural, allowing you to choose your own finish
  • Material: solid beech and beech laminated wood
  • Ratios: 1:4 / 1:6 / 1:9 / 1:13 / 1:18
  • Wheel diameter: 41 cm (16″)
  • Bobbin capacity: about 200 grams (7 oz.)
  • Orifice height: 65 cm (25.5″)
  • Weight: 5 kg (11 lbs.)

Introduction prices*

  • Buddy spinning wheel – wide treadle – € 375
  • Buddy spinning wheel – double treadle – € 415
  • Travel Buddy spinning wheel – incl. backpack – € 575

Available from March 2024, pre-order possible.
* European recommended retail prices