All Kromski wheels are shipped partially assembled. Written instructions included and online assembly videos are available.
Equipped with an 18” diameter wheel, the
Minstrel is indeed capable of delivering a full wheel impact without
demanding the full wheel real estate. With the orifice being located
directly above the wheel and consequently, the treadles, many spinners
find this arrangement to be more comfortable to spin on than one where
the orifice is off-set to the treadle.
The Minstrel is a double treadle wheel
bursting with detailed, handcrafted wood turnings and can be adjusted to
operate in either double drive mode or single drive mode with Scotch
tension. The optional distaff easily attaches for spinners requiring
assistance with longer staple-length fibers, such as flax or hemp. Add
this charming yet multi-functional wheel to your archive today and
delight yourself with thoughts of yesteryear every time you spin!
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