Kromski Prelude Spinning Wheel


On the opposite end of the size spectrum from the Symphony in our Saxony wheel line-up,  we have the Prelude. With all the same quality Kromski craftsmanship of its larger counterparts,  the Prelude offers a unique characteristic of compact portability to those who want a wheel reminiscent of the antique Saxony style but need the convenience of a small, transportable wheel for events like historical festivals and reenactments.

With a diameter of 18”, the Prelude is suited to perform in many different speeds/ratios. The Prelude was the first single-drive-only wheel that the Kromski’s produced and features Scotch Tension and a single treadle. The oblique bench links to a built-in lazy kate with a two bobbin capacity.

Affordably priced and easy to assemble, the Prelude is a perfect beginners wheel but is occupied by components and attributes sufficient enough for a lifetime wheel.

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 :

  • Built-In Lazy Kate (2 bobbin capacity)
  • 3 bobbins (120g/4.2oz capacity)
  • Spinning Wheel Oil & Wrench
  • Threading Hook

Specifications :

  • Beautiful European Alder and Birch wood
  • Wheel Diameter : 45cm (18 inches)
  • Orifice Circumference : 10mm (3/8 in.)
  • Standard Whorl Ratios: 6, 10.5 and 13:1
  • Additional whorls 5.5, 7.9, 11, 14.5 & 16.5:1
  • Leather bearings on front and rear maiden
  • Durable brass sleeve bearings at wheel hub
  • Hushed plastic bearings in bobbins
  • Single Drive with Scotch Tension
  • Single Treadle
  • Total Wheel weight : 4kg (9 lbs)


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