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Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel

Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel

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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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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.

B
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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06/06/2019
Becky

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!!!

LS
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.

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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