Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel

Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel

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Kromski

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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

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Clear
Mahogany
Walnut

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Paradise Fibers Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel Review
07/11/2016

Fantastic Piece

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.

JL
Jade L.
United States
06/08/2019

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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Becky
06/08/2019

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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Becky
06/06/2019

Awesome wheel!

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!!!

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Becky
01/29/2019

Spinning Wheel Purchase

Excellent, quick response, fast shipping!

LS
Laura S.
United States
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Product Details

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 be more comfortable to many spinners in comparison to off-set wheels. Available in unfinished, finished clear, mahogany, and walnut and includes 3 bobbins, Threading Hook, and Spinning Wheel Oil.

Jumbo Flyer kits are available to upgrade your wheel. These 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.

    Included with your Minstrel Spinning Wheel:

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

    Available finishing:

    • unfinished
    • finished clear
    • walnut
    • mahogany

      Measurements and Ratios:

      • Beautiful European Alder and Birch wood
      • Wheel Diameter : 45 (18 inches)
      • Orifice Circumference : 10mm (3/8 in.)
      • Total Wheel weight : 5.5kg (12 lbs)
      • Standard Whorl Ratios: 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 16:1
      • Additional jumbo whorl with 4.5:1 ratio available

      Features:

      • 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)
      • Optional Distaff Available

      Printable PDF Instruction: GET INSTRUCTIONS