Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel

Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel

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Kromski

The Kromski Minstrel is a traditional Castle style wheel. The true definition of a Castle wheel is simply a wheel where the flyer, orifice and mother of all are located in direct position above the drive wheel in a tall, castle-like fashion. In this sense, many modern wheels are essentially... Read More

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Unfinished
Clear
Mahogany
Walnut


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06/08/2019
Becky

Great wheel!

love this wheel! looks great, is quiet and smooth, and travels well. plus converts from double to single drive easily.

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06/08/2019
Becky

Great wheel!

I got this wheel for the portability and the option to convert from double to single drive. I have to say it's a great wheel! It spins so smoothly and is as quiet as a mouse (unlike my antique saxony). I can even spin when my hubby and I are watching tv--and he doesn't complain about any noise. It spins great, it looks great and it travels great (with the optional wheeled travel bag is a plus) :)

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01/29/2019
Laura S.
United States

Spinning Wheel Purchase

Excellent, quick response, fast shipping!

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05/30/2018
Stella
Fayetteville

Would give it 6 stars

This is my second wheel and a **** of an upgrade from my verging on antique Irish tension wheel. I never knew spinning could be so easy, smooth and such a dream! I don’t think I will ever be able to go back again! In all honesty though, it was a bit of work putting the minstrel together, but not rocket science and with the help of some YouTube videos definitely do-able. I do wish the instructions for assembly had been a bit more detailed and also included some tips and tricks on how to actually spin, I.e. being a double drive novice, it took me a while to figure out that the bobbbin needed to be flipped so that string goes over the tiny bobbin nubbin. I love the mahogany finish, the attached lazy Kate and the hole for the thread fetcher, everything neat and tidy (and OCD ready) making the minstrel not just functional, but also a stunning decoration piece. Also a huge thank you to the Paradise Fibers team who were so patient answering all my questions and providing frequent order/shipping updates.

DM
05/29/2018
Debbie M.
United States

Kromski Minstrel purchase

Love it, it’s beautiful. I’m a beginner. Enclosed instructions were a challenge, but got through it with You Tube help. Have not yet begun using it, but will shortly.

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Product Details

The Kromski Minstrel is a traditional Castle style wheel. The true definition of a Castle wheel is simply a wheel where the flyer, orifice and mother of all are located in direct position above the drive wheel in a tall, castle-like fashion. In this sense, many modern wheels are essentially a Castle wheel. This beautiful Kromski work of art, however, offers the compact, vertical   orientation of today’s modern wheels without sacrificing the Olde World elegance and refinement that we are famous for delivering in our products.

Equipped with an 18” diameter wheel, the Minstrel is indeed capable of delivering a full wheel impact without demanding the full wheel real estate. With the orifice being located directly above the wheel and consequently, the treadles, many spinners find this arrangement to be more comfortable to spin on than one where the orifice is off-set to the treadle.

The Minstrel is a double treadle wheel bursting with detailed, handcrafted wood turnings and can be adjusted to operate in either double drive mode or single drive mode with Scotch tension. The optional distaff easily attaches for spinners requiring assistance with longer staple-length fibers, such as flax or hemp. Add this charming yet multi-functional wheel to your archive today and delight yourself with thoughts of yesteryear every time you spin!

Jumbo Flyer kits expand the spinners range in two ways. First, the type of yarn created can vary from lace-weight to super bulky art yarn because of the larger orifice on the jumbo flyer. Subsequently, the jumbo bobbin allows spinners twice the  capacity of the regular Kromski bobbin.  A regular Kromski bobbin already offers 50% greater space than most standard bobbins in the industry with a generous 4.2 ounce capacity.  Jumbo bobbins double that, essentially allowing you to spin two regular bobbins worth without a bobbin change!!  This means longer, continual drafts for skeins with greater yardage.

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Available finishing:

  • unfinished
  • finished clear
  • walnut
  • mahogany

Includes :

  • Threading Hook
  • 3 bobbins (120g/4.2oz capacity)
  • Spinning Wheel Oil

Specifications :

  • Beautiful European Alder and Birch wood
  • Wheel Diameter : 45 (18 inches)
  • Orifice Circumference : 10mm (3/8 in.)
  • Standard Whorl Ratios: 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 16:1
  • Additional jumbo whorl with 4.5:1 ratio available
  • Durable leather bearing on front maiden
  • Sturdy brass bearings at wheel hub
  • Hushed plastic bearings in bobbins
  • Single Drive with Scotch Tension or Double Drive
  • Double Treadle
  • Built-In Lazy Kate (2 bobbin capacity)
  • Total Wheel weight : 5.5kg (12 lbs)
  • Optional Distaff Available