The Merlin Tree HitchHiker


The Merlin Tree HitchHiker


Available in Single Treadle (left and right Treadle) and Double Treadle and in 4 colours.

The wheel includes 3x 5-6oz (140-170g) bobbins, onboard oil bottle, onboard orifice hook and on board lazy kate.  These wheels are compatible with Ashford standard bobbins and the Joy Sliding Hook Flyer.

Wheels ship direct from manufacturer in generally 4-6 weeks.



Scotch Tension, Friction Drive (no drive band) Ratios 7:1, 9:1 and 13:1, Constructed from Baltic Birch Ply, with a single coat of danish oil.

Single Treadle (left or right)
Height 50cm, Depth 36cm, Width 18cm, Weight 4.2kg

Double Treadle
Height 50cm, Depth 36cm, Width 30cm, Weight 4.6kg

The Merlin Tree has been making the HitchHiker, a wheel of our own design, since 2005. Designed originally for our local guild our wheels can now be found on six continents and number over 3000. The design embraces the request for airline carry-on compatibility, light carrying weight, minimal assembly for use, onboard spare bobbins and tools, all while performing seamlessly the functions of a larger and more costly wheel. Currently, our wheel is available in a single or double treadle configuration. The drive wheel can remain natural or be color stained.

Additional information

Weight 5.4 kg
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 30 cm

Double Treadle, Single Treadle Left, Single Treadle Right, Double Treadle + Colour, Single Treadle Left + Colour, Single Treadle Right + Colour


Natural, Tardis, Orchid, Red, Fruit, Teal


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