Kromski's Minstrel Spinning Wheel is an exquisitely detailed Castle style wheel with the Old World elegance of an antique wheel. This double drive wheel with single drive capabilities has an 18" diameter and optional distaff to use with longer staple-length fibers. This multi-functional, charming, vertical style wheel has been found to... Read More
Putting the Kromski Minstrel together is intimidating, but the pictorial sent to guide you is pretty thorough. The only thing of note was that there are indentations on the brass bushings that hold the wheel that are meant for the pegs to sit ontop, but they are not deep. They were hard to see and I only discovered them when my wheel wobbled while I was spinning. Also, the suede leather thongs used to tie the treadles on snapped easily so I just used shoelaces. Also, the Kromski North America company had videos on YouTube if you need extra guidance on your assembly. They were helpful when figuring out where to oil the wheel. (This is the first wheel I've purchased) I was bummed that in shipping two of my bobbins arrived broken, but Paradise Fibers has been very responsive in sending replacements. All in all I am love with this fantastic gorgeous wheel. She spins beautifully and I am excited to have a beautiful piece in my household that has incredible function.
love this wheel! looks great, is quiet and smooth, and travels well. plus converts from double to single drive easily.
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) :)
This wheel was a present to me from me. It's fairly easy to assemble but the video does give a couple of tips so watch it first. It spins smoothly and is quiet. I can spin while my hubby watches TV which I can't do with my antique wheel. I can switch from double to single drive and regular to jumbo bobbins in a flash. Awesome wheel!!!
Excellent, quick response, fast shipping!