I've looked at and tried the Spinolution wheels. I've done a lot of reading (like I do with anything I am thinking of delving into). There are many people who love them, and some who hate them. They are unique. And they are made in the good ole' U.S.A.!!!!!
Do you see that ginormous bobbin? Yeah, this wheel (the Mach III) comes standard with the 8 ounce bobbins, but the very awesome cool part of this is, they also make an Over Sized Art Yarn bobbin and let me tell you - it's BIG - a whopping 32 ounces! That's TWO (2) pounds!
This wheel has great ratios and can be used for everything from lace weight to the biggest chunky yarn you want to make! How versatile is that?
No, I haven't gotten my wheel yet - but it's on it's way. I can hardly wait. I've used my Lendrum for about a year and a half now, and it's okay. But I usually feel like I'm struggling with it - either with the treadling (my legs get tired), or with the tension - I'm always fiddling somehow.
If you're interested in the Spinolution wheels, you can find their website here. Or, you can contact me. The specials aren't listed on the website so if you're interested in more information, contact me by commenting on this post.
On other news, we had a snow storm today.
|Small dogs, big snow|
Meanwhile, I did some spinning today. I've not been spinning regularly and I need to get some yarns done before the show in April.
On the left is the roving, hand dyed by me. It's Merino and Silk. On the right is the single. I have 3 of these 4 ounce rovings and I'm deciding if I want to spin them all myself, or spin one, and use it as an example of what the others could look like.
This very fine (for me) spinning is time consuming and makes me a bit crazy. I love my thicker, chunkier yarns. But I want to make some "traditional" yarns for the show to see if they sell. I spun for a few hours with a few breaks.
Now it's almost dinner time for us and the dogs. So I'll get moving for now. If you have any questions about the wheels, please feel free to contact me. If you want to visit my shop (always love visitors), go to www.etsy.com/shop/Spinningmywheelfiber
Thanks for checking in and thanks for reading.